Emerson launched heat pump components designed for R290 residential space heating at Mostra Convegno Expocomfort tradeshow that took place in Milan, Italy last month. 

“Emerson is presenting […] a complete range of propane products and solutions designed for residential heat pumps,” Pascal Wilmot, product manager at Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions, told hydrocarbons21.com

The company started developing propane products in 2015 for residential heating, launching its first fixed speed compressor that year. 

It is currently marketing a 46cc variable speed compressor with an optimised inverter drive, along with a controller, electronic expansion valve and sensor all optimised for R290 residential heat pumps.

“This compressor will give more or less 16 kW heating capacity at full speed operating conditions,” Wilmot adds.

The company is targeting heat pump manufacturers who are looking for a better thermodynamic option for this particular application. “The second reason is that the transition to low-GWP refrigerants, which is driven by the [EU] F-Gas Regulation, is making propane a really attractive candidate for system manufacturers,” he adds.

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