Toshiba Air Conditioning and CIAT UK suppliers from across the country gathered in Crewe recently fortheir distributors’ conference. The event included a briefing on the move to R32 refrigerant for Toshiba splits and multi-splits, plus updates on productdevelopment plans for the rest of the year and beyond. Toshiba Air Conditioning UK (TCUK) is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
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Toshibais introducing its Super Digital Inverter (SDi) and Digital Inverter (Di) pre-charged with R32in June2018, giving customers access to this high-performance, lower Global Warming Potential(GWP) option. R410A-based equipment will continue to be sold until existing stock runs out. Toshiba will continue to supply its award-winning SMMS-e and SHRM-e Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems on R410A, which is more suitable for use with large distributed systems.
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David Dunn, managing director of sales for Toshiba Air Conditioning, CIAT and Carrier in the UK, said: “Toshiba is ready to assist the training needs of customers to ensure a successful transition to the lower GWP refrigerants.We will be supporting customers through this transition to ensure it is done as safely and cost-effectively as possible.”
He added: “We want to support the trade through the transition to newA2L non-toxic, mildly flammable refrigerants, and ensure the highest standards of safety for all Toshiba installations.”
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In the VRF segment, for which R32 is not suitable, the brands are working on a number of promising new technologyoptions, to enable a timely transition away fromR410A, which is being phased out under the F-Gas Regulations.These would be fully compliant with the latest requirements under the Ecodesign Directive, which introduces strict new efficiency standards for equipment sold in the EU from 2021.