Archive for July, 2015

 

Toshiba offers ECA Help

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Toshiba has introduced an app to help installers and consultants secure investment relief through enhanced capital allowances.

The app contains key data on Toshiba products that meet the Energy Technology List efficiency criteria for air-source single split and multi-split heat pumps, and air source split or multi-split VRF heat pumps.

Split into three categories, it reflects the cooling capacity bandings used by the EU air conditioning efficiency directives: Lot 10, split or multi-splits smaller than or equal to 12kW; Lot 6, split or multi-splits greater than 12kW; and VRV Lot 6, VRF systems greater than 12kW.

Designers are guided through a series of six simple steps, resulting in the creation of a formally-recognised ECA statement of eligibility. This can then be used to validate compliance as part of an ECA submission for a project.

While fully supporting the ECA scheme, David Dunn, general manager of Toshiba Air Conditioning, said: “There has been some criticism, however, that the scheme is quite complex and bureaucratic, and risks putting people off applying for ECA support. Our new tool is designed to streamline the whole process of producing the supporting paperwork. We believe that once installers and consultants try it and see how easy it is to use, it will become a regular part of their project preparation.”

The ECA tool is part of a growing library of online project support and business tools being developed by Toshiba to help designers, installers and consultants streamline their workflow and improve their service to clients. Other online tools include apps for calculating Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) and Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP).

Once users have registered on Toshiba’s website, the ECA tool can be downloaded at www.toshiba-aircon.co.uk/support/eca-compliance or contact Cool Designs Ltd for support.

Focus on: Fujitsu J-IIS Mini VRF (2-Pipe)

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

It’s easy for this little diamond to go under the radar,  given it has a height of less than 1M.  The Fujitsu Air Conditioning J-IIS Mini VRF is becoming a very popular option for applications where space is restricted or the height of the condensing unit it paramount.

Fujitsu Air Conditioning J-IIS Outdoor

The single fan VRF can connect up to 8 fan coil units with up to 130% connected capacity and has a quiet operation of as low as 51dB(A) (4HP model).  Despite it’s small size, it certainly isn’t small in operation.  Comprising of full DC inverter control, a DC twin rotary compressor, a three row large heat exchanger and DC fan motor.

Not forgetting the engineer either, the outdoor has been designed for easy maintenance.  It has a 7 segment LED showing operation status, addressing & pressures hosted with a removable PCB panel for ease of access.

There is a full range of easy-to-use controllers available, from wireless remote controls to a PC-based control software. The installation can also be linked to a building management system. The touch panel LCD wired controller has a large clear screen for ease of use and allows service engineers to interrogate indoor and outdoor units to diagnose the system.

The Fujitsu Air Conditioning J-IIS Mini VRF is available from Cool Designs Ltd.

Toshiba Touch Screen Controller

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Toshiba Air Conditioning have launched a new flagship touch screen controller.   We have had a touch screen in the family of control for many years, but the latest model brings us right up to date using the latest technology.  It connects to the TCC network making is available for Toshiba Digital Inverter split systems and the SHRMi Heat Recovery VRF and SMMSi Heat Pump VRF.

Toshiba Touch Screen

The new 7in colour touchscreen offers unprecedented power and ease of use, enabling engineers and end users to control systems and optimise performance and indoor comfort.

With the ability to control up to 64 indoor units via a unique capacitive touchscreen, the new Toshiba controller marks a departure from conventional air conditioning controls.

It has a brilliantly clear colour display with pin-sharp graphical interface, providing lightning response to the operator’s touch commands.  Toshiba’s new controller is based on an intuitive touchscreen with icons, similar to a large smart phone.  The system offers a host of powerful functions that extend it’s use, with future developments.

The central controller is available this summer from Cool Designs Ltd.