LG Electronics (LG) has launched a compact variable refrigerant flow (VRF) solution using R32 refrigeran.
According to a statement from the company, choosing an air conditioner, the efficiency, load, design, among others are all factors that one cannot overlook, but firstly, it has to fit.
“As being experienced from the pain points of major contractors and installers in and around the globe, as more and more VRF solutions, are being used even in relatively smaller buildings, finding a product that allows flexibility in terms of installation is the key.
“Especially for residential buildings, condominiums, and small offices where any small space to use is precious, space for the unsightly VRF solution will be something you would not be able to spare,” the statement added.
It noted that, “the volume only at around 0.26m3, the dimensions are 834 x 330 x 950 (height x depth x width), much smaller than that of existing VRFs among the same class.”
This, it stated, was possible with the newly adapted single-fan structure, with not only the volume but the weight, was also reduced by around 23 per cent.
It pointed out that as an outdoor unit, VRFs are usually placed at the outdoor balcony or spaces should have been spared for the placement. “Now, with the reduction in size, installers and building consultants have greater flexibility starting from the building designing to installation stage.
“Also, considering the striking difference in the height of the product, Multi V S can easily be camouflaged from external view as it is about the height of the balcony railings, posting better external view,” it added.
Commenting on the new solution, LG’s Sales Manager of Air Solution Division,
Mr. Saheed Adeyemi said: “The new Multi V S can provide much more flexibility in terms of installation with its compact size and light weight but does not fail to offer high efficiency.
“We believe the Multi V S will see increase in demand as it is the optimal option not only for residential buildings but also for small offices and condominiums with limited space.
“Known for its original technologies, LG will continue to strengthen and innovate its research and development to lead the overall HVAC industry.”
It stated that though the structure has been changed from double to single-fan, the efficiency of Multi V S is even higher than most existing 4-6HP VRFs due to the use of R32 refrigerants and the R1 compressor.
“As a low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, the GWP of R32 is around 675, compared to 2,088 of the most widely used R410A.”