World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom

Products

Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology

Features

General articles, applications and industry analysis

Daikin’s Navigator maps efficiency route

USA: Daikin Applied has launched the Navigator, a screw compressor water-cooled chiller using Variable Volume Ratio (VVR) technology.

Navigator’s single VFD-driven screw compressor is said to bring new levels of performance to applications that aren’t suited to traditional centrifugal chillers or magnetic bearing solutions. Efficiencies are said to meet or exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2016 levels with IPLVs as low as 0.36kW/ton.

Daikin Applied’s VVR compression technology is said to sense the precise amount of lift needed and adjusts the compression ratio on the fly to deliver optimal efficiency, regardless of ambient temperature or time of day.

With Daikin’s Navigator RapidRestore cooling can be restored in as little as 35 seconds. A power loss could turn into a critical loss of cooling in mission critical facilities such as data centres, health care buildings, or manufacturing processes. In addition, the fast-loading option can restore full load cooling capacity in under 160 seconds. 

The Navigator is designed for use with R34a and covers capacities from 527 to 1055 kW.

Daikin Applied

Latest News

20th July 2024

Munters set to acquire Geoclima

SWEDEN/ITALY: Pioneering Italian chiller manufacturer Geoclima is set to be acquired by Swedish air treatment and climate solutions company Munters. 
19th July 2024

Bank to retrofit 62% of branches to heat pumps

CANADA: The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has announced a multi-million-dollar retrofit of its branches in Canada to low-carbon heating and cooling systems such as heat pumps.
19th July 2024

Madrid installs cool bus shelters

SPAIN: Madrid’s municipal bus company EMT has installed bus shelters with in-built cooling systems at two locations in the city. 
19th July 2024

Beijer Ref reports record profit in Q2

SWEDEN: Wholesaler Beijer Ref has revealed Q2 as its best ever quarter, with sales of SEK9,681m (€835m) and record profitability.
18th July 2024

Climate committee calls for action on heat pumps

UK: A UK government advisory body has backed calls to make electricity cheaper by removing policy costs from electricity prices. 
18th July 2024

Customs block quota-busting F-gas shipment

ITALY: An unnamed “specialised” company from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy faces a fine of up to €150,000 for exceeding its F-gas import quota.