By Juliet Umeh
Manufacturer of Electronics, LG has introduced a new compact variable refrigerant flow, VRF, solution using R32 refrigerant with environment-friendliness and compact size features.
According to the company, with its compact size, the New Multi V S fits into small spaces to deliver high efficiency.
It said VRF solutions can be used in relatively smaller buildings, especially for residential buildings, condominiums, and small offices.
It said the volume is 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.
LG said: “This was made possible with the newly adapted single-fan structure, with not only the volume but the weight, was also reduced by around 23 percent.
“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 an external view as it is about the height of the balcony railings, posting a better external view.
“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. With the industry’s regulation on f-gas emission becoming tighter and tighter, R410A-applied products will need to be phased out by no longer than 2025 as compared to R32 refrigerant-applied products.
LG 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.”
He added “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.”