The compressor features a 10dB reduction in noise compared to previous compressors, the equivalent of half the perceived sound.
Sales increased by 39% over the past year, with France, Italy and Poland showing very high sales growth.
Natural refrigerants are the best option for high-temperature heat pumps, which are important for building decarbonization in Europe, according to the European Environmental Bureau.
With the launch of the piston compressors at the November Italian Refrigera exhibition, the company “evolves its positioning and identity” to include a high-temperature product line.
The Everest290 range of air-cooled modular heat pumps can produce high-temperature hot water up to 70°C in ambient temperatures down to -20°C.
ASHRAE has issued Proposed Addendum E to Standard 15.2-2022, which would raise the charge limit for flammable refrigerants in outdoor heat pumps and air-conditioning.
ATMO America: Natural Refrigerant Heat Pumps Should be Marketed as PFAS-Free, Says Seattle Consultant
Propane-based heat pumps, up to 30% more efficient than R410A, have the greatest potential for quick growth in the American market, he says.
A report by the German Environment Agency found that R290 in particular is well suited for energy-efficient heat pumps.
ATMO America: EIA Urges Industry Engagement in U.S. Charge-Limit Standards for Hydrocarbons in ACs/Heat Pumps
Following UL and pending EPA approval of higher charge limits for hydrocarbon-based commercial cases, the EIA would like to see UL pass similar codes for ACs and heat pumps.
Each store will use two-to-five of the12kW capacity air-to-water units, which provide hot water flow temperatures up to 75°C at ambient temperatures down to -25°C.