Panasonic has introduced a new series of heat pump chiller, designed for hotels, commercial and industrial premises.
Available in a range of sizes, offering heating and cooling capacities from 20kW to 210kW, the manufacturer says the ECOi-W series has high SEER/SCOP values (average SEER of 3.85 and SCOP 3.32), quiet operation and a compact footprint.
The entire series is cloud-compatible with remote control and maintenance. For sizes 140-210kW, the cloud comes as standard. All models are also fitted with a control panel which includes an intelligent logic device for inlet water temperature, automatic test operation and night setback operation to help reduce electrical consumption and noise.
The ECOi-W range operates in heating mode at outdoor temperatures as low as -17°C and in cooling mode at outdoor temperatures up to 50°C. Thanks to a defrost limiting coil design, Panasonic says a maximum 15% higher COP is achieved when compared to a standard coil. Each pair of coils can be defrosted while the other pair of coils are running in heating mode. This alternated defrost cycle ensures stable hot water even at low ambient temperatures. The maximum water outlet temperature range for heating is 50°C and 55°C for sizes 140-210kW.