The five-day tour encouraged international cooperation and knowledge sharing between government and industry representatives from various Article 5 countries.
The split AC units will be used to train hundreds of students, lecturers and HVAC&R technicians on the safe handling and installation of natural refrigerants.
Slated for large-scale production in July, the new R290 units range in capacity from 4 to 16 kW, producing outlet water at 75°C.
The Midea brands have greatly reduced the amount of propane refrigerant in compressors.
Two Midea AC models have qualified for the strict German Blue Angel ecolabel, the only room air conditioners to achieve this certification.
That is an increase of almost 90,000 units since September 2019, confirmed Chinese authorities.
But the split AC unit, which received the Blue Angel ecolabel in 2018, may be further delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, ATMO DTI speaker said.
Eight major Chinese room air conditioner (RAC) makers – including Gree, Midea, and Haier – have committed to selling no less than 220,000 propane (R290) split-type RAC units in the domestic Chinese market by mid-2019.