BITZER provides system manufacturers with the possibility of fulfilling the challenges associated with the F-Gas Regulation: the specialist for refrigeration and air conditioning technology has approved serial production of its ORBIT (model range VL) and ORBIT+ scroll compressors for use with refrigerants in the A2L safety group. The refrigerants concerned, R454B, R452B and R32 have a low global warming potential (GWP) and have only low flammability ratings.
ORBIT (model range VL) and ORBIT+ scroll compressors from BITZER have been approved for serial production for use with the refrigerants R454B, R452B and R32 since February 2019 and are also suitable for operation with A1 refrigerants. This makes the specialist for refrigeration and air conditioning technology the first manufacturer in the world to supply scroll compressors with displacements of between 20 and 80 m3/h (50 Hz) for use with A2L refrigerants. These have only low flammability ratings and a low GWP. The familiar ORBIT series in the VA model range will continue to be available for operation with A1 refrigerants. ORBIT and ORBIT+ were presented as a world premiere at the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort trade fair in 2018 and are already integrated into the BITZER software, ensuring that they can be quickly and easily configured by customers.
BITZER customers will particularly benefit from the A2L approval of the ORBIT (model range VL) and ORBIT+ compressors: both series provide several years of planning security due to the low GWP values of the refrigerants R454B, R452B and R32. Before they were approved for serial production, the ORBIT and ORBIT+ scroll compressors demonstrated their quality and future-proof compatibility in extensive tests. In addition, they have been successfully qualified by important OEM customers in their qualification programmes.