The Nidec brand also debuted a new variable-speed R290 compressor that can accommodate higher charges.
The Topten-listed energy-efficient cabinet IDA S ‒ now available in the American market ‒ will be on display at the Atlanta show in the Excellence Industries booth.
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.
The grant funds research and development of a load-flexible, plug-and-play, modular unit to provide space comfort and water heating.
Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions also recently announced partnership with Epta.
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.
ATMO America: Tecumseh and Frigomat Develop ‘First-Ever’ R290 Self-Pasteurizing Soft-Serve Ice Cream Machine
With 148g of propane, the unit delivers up to 20% more efficiency than R452A refrigerant.
The new units will complement the U.S. manufacturer’s existing water-cooled propane monoblocks, which have been found to cut lifetime CO2 emissions by 6% compared to HFC alternatives.
Christina Starr of the EIA will address cooling and heating: charge-limit standards and codes for A3 refrigerants.