The Set Free Sigma outdoor units for 2-pipe heat pump and 3-pipe heat recovery will replace the existing Set Free VRF units and will be produced in the company’s European manufacturing facility in Spain.
Available from 5 to 24HP in a single unit module and up to 96HP with combinations, the outdoor unit casing has been completely redesigned and offers a total of seven new capacity models – 18, 20, 22 and 24HP (Standard) and 14,16 and 18HP (High Efficiency). This extended lineup achieves higher power combinations from fewer units, requiring fewer connections and delivering improved installation flexibility – meeting the needs of specifiers, installers and end users.
All units are compatible with Hitachi’s System Free indoor range, with comfort (cold draught) protection available as standard across the range. The High Efficiency FSXNPE model combinability ratio has been extended to 150% with up to 64 connectable 0.4HP or 0.6HP indoor units.
Low environmental footprint
Using R410A refrigerant, the full Hitachi Sigma VRF range benefits from a new high efficiency DC inverter compressor for precise control by 0.1Hz increments which achieves a 4.6% increase in seasonal efficiency over previous models. Combined with a new fan design, bell-mouth fan housing and sigma-shape heat exchanger, the Set Free Sigma VRF range achieves improved efficiency even at low or partial load in cooling operation, with performances increased to achieve SEER up to 8.33 and SCOP up to 5.06.
Gboyega Obafemi, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS, said:
“Perfect for the UK market, the new Hitachi Sigma VRF models deliver increased installation flexibility and, when combined with our changeover boxes and valves, enables both 2-pipe heat pump and 3-pipe heat recovery from a single unit for buildings where heating and cooling are required simultaneously.”
FS(V)N(Y)2E Mini Heat Pumps are 2-pipe heat pump VRF systems available in single & three phase models.
These compact units are rated with A/A efficiency with COP’s of up to 4.17.
Sideflow Heat Pump – FSNM offers a compact alternative to traditional vertical discharge VRF. A twin fan horizontal airflow unit provides the most economical use of plant space, even allowing the option of a wall mounted VRF system.
A reduction in materials results in a reduced cost, whilst still maintaining the excellent performance and reliability expected of Hitachi VRF systems, with COP’s of up to 4.24.
Sigma VRF has been specially designed for easier installation, commissioning and maintenance. Its flexible modular system achieves higher power combinations from fewer units, requiring less space, fewer pipe connections and delivering an installer friendly experience.