Daikin to expand the sales of R-32 inverter splits in the MEA region

Daikin Industries has launched a high ambient air conditioning system to use R-32. The unique combination of R-32 and inverter technology in the new Daikin split range, FTKM/FTXM series, offers end-users the opportunity to benefit from class-leading energy efficiencies, with excellent cooling capacity and high indoor climate comfort, while lowering the environmental impact.

Daikin’s new inverter split wall-mounted model achieves up to 70 percent energy reductions with an EER of 13.3 at T1 condition compared to the traditional split AC. The product has received multiple awards in acknowledgement of its superior environmental performance, including Product of the Year – Energy Management at the 2018 MENA Green Building Awards and Best HVAC Innovation at the RetrofitTech UAE Summit & Awards 2018. R-32 allows the Daikin inverter AC to maximize energy efficiency while minimizing the global warming impact with zero ozone depletion potential and up to 80 percent less CO2 emission than R-410A.

Daikin Industries Ltd. had given worldwide free access to 93 patents, to encourage companies to develop and commercialize air conditioning, cooling, and heat pump equipment that use HFC-32. This action is aimed to encourage manufacturers worldwide to adopt sustainable comfort cooling and heating technologies that use HFC-32. Following GCC, Daikin had also launched successively the first R-32 inverter split designed specifically for the African market. The new range GTKL-TV1 series offers powerful and efficient cooling performances with the best built-in voltage protection. It can withstand the widest voltage range from 160 to 265V for an AVS free operation. Anti-corrosion protection is offered as standard and the robustness of this unit has been designed for Africa by reinforcing the product structure and packaging.

“Daikin is renowned for its pioneering approach to product development, with more than 90 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of air conditioning technologies. As part of its serious commitment towards the environment, Daikin aims at developing systems that improve comfort levels while having lower environmental impact. Refrigerant choice is a key factor in the drive to maximize energy efficiency and to minimize the global warming impact of systems.”

Michel Farah
Director of Corporate Environment and Social Responsibility,
Daikin MEA

“As part of our environmental commitment to society, we believe it is the manufacturer’s duty to advise the market and develop sustainable solutions that have practical applications in reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. People in Japan, Europe, China, Australia, and other countries, already enjoy the benefits of inverter technology and here at Daikin MEA, we believe the Middle East will soon follow. The use of inverter technology in HVAC units helps each citizen to contribute to the regional efforts to reduce environmental impact.”

Tuna Gulenc
Vice President,
Daikin MEA

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