Toshiba outlined the company’s plans to move to R32 for splits and multi-splits at its recent distributor conference, held at Crew Hall.
The move covers Super Digital Inverter (SDi) and Digital Inverter (Di) units, which will be supplied pre-charged with R32 from June 2018. This lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerant will replace high GWP R410A, stocks of which will not be replaced.
David Dunn, managing director of sales for Toshiba Air Conditioning, CIAT and Carrier in the UK, said that Toshiba was ready to assist the training needs of customers to ensure a successful transition to the lower GWP refrigerants.
“We will be supporting customers to ensure the transition to the new A2L non-toxic, mildly flammable refrigerants is achieved as safely and cost-effectively as possible. Our priority is to ensure the highest standards of safety for all Toshiba installations.”
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d SHRM-e Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems will continue to be supplied on R410A. He said the company was working on a number of promising new technology options, to enable a timely transition away from R410A, which is being phased out under the F-Gas Regulations.
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