Panasonic extends R290 heat pump options3rd December 2023
UK: Panasonic is introducing its latest generation of M Series Aquarea air-to-water heat pumps using R290 refrigerant.
The M series will be launched in the T-CAP versions of 9, 12 and 16kW three-phase with single-phase models in 9 and 12 kW being made available later next year.
T-CAP is Panasonic’s term for total capacity – outdoor units that can maintain heating capacity down to outdoor temperatures of -20°C and can work down to -28°C.
The M Series offers a maximum water outlet temperature of 75°C at -10°C outside temperature and the ability to supply 55°C hot water at -25°C outside temperature.
This makes it ideal for retrofit projects and renovations requiring high water temperatures for radiators. Additionally, it can achieve a domestic hot water stored temperature of up to 65°C or carry out a sterilisation cycle, without the need of direct electric heater.
Thanks to its new, modular concept, the M Series allows for more application choices offering different indoor units, available in All-in-One and Bi-Bloc.
Panasonic’s Bi-Bloc system generates hot water from an internal hydro module connected to an outdoor unit. Its all-in-one system has an outdoor unit, with the hydro module and DHW cylinder all in one cabinet indoors.
The new M series features a new injection compressor and achieves an SCOP of up to 5.
New to the M series, the outdoor unit can function as a standalone system with just an indoor remote control or homeowners can opt for enhanced functionality by incorporating the more advanced control box.
The M Series features an enhanced design with an anti-vibration structure, redesigned chassis, and optimised fan speed to reduce noise levels. The units are said to be able to maintain a low ErP sound value of a minimum of 53dB(A), which can be reduced even more in super quiet mode.