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Baxi expands comercial heat pump offering

UK: Baxi has added new Auriga medium temperature monobloc heat pumps, compatible cascade and hybrid controls, and pre-contract design guidance to its existing commercial heat pump offering.

Designed, manufactured and tested at Baxi’s dedicated commercial heat pump facility in Vilafranca, Spain, the new air-to-water Auriga heat pump series is said to achieve temperatures of up to 60°C using R32 refrigerant.

It is available in single outputs of 20kW, 26kW, 33kW and 40kW, with cascade options of up to 320kW.

As part of the new Auriga range, Baxi has launched a series of Auriga-compatible cascade and hybrid controls to maximise system efficiency. 

The new Baxi CHVAC Manager offers modular and flexible control of commercial hybrid heating systems, with the option to cascade up to eight heat generators – either eight ASHPs or a combination of ASHPs and boilers. 

The new Auriga indoor controller is designed for simple ASHP cascade system control. The new Baxi VM-T controller can be used as an extension to increase the number of secondary zones controlled.

The CHVAC Manager also enables connection to a BMS through Modbus or 0-10V for full remote monitoring and system optimisation.

The inverter driven scroll compressor enables modulation down to 13%, and helps to achieve SCOPs from 3.33 (20kW, W55) to 4.83 (33kW, W35). Noise levels are down to 65dBA (noise pressure at 5m is 43 dBA).

Baxi’s expanded commercial heat pump offering, now backed with a design guidance service from its technical solutions team, will be supported by a high temperature R290 (propane) heat pump range later this year.

The Auriga is backed with a parts and labour warranty of up to five years when commissioned by Baxi or a Baxi-authorised engineer. The Auriga is available to quote now, for July delivery.


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