Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 50 No. 1 (2013)   New Products & Technologies
    New Products

    "Voxcel" Air-Cooled Heat Pump Module Chiller featuring Industry's Top-Class COP in Both Cooling and Heating Mode

    Centrifugal & Absorption Chiller Department,
    Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems

    With the increase in the need for CO2 reduction, energy saving and high efficiency in the air‐conditioning heat source equipment market, shipments of centrifugal chillers have been increasing for use as high‐capacity heat source equipment for cooling, while shipments of air‐cooled heat pumps have been increasing for use as large‐capacity heat sources for heating. The centrifugal chiller is far superior to others in cooling performance, and the air‐cooled heat pump is attracting attention because of its superiority in heating capacity. Many conventional air‐cooled heat pumps were developed with a focus on cooling performance. Under this circumstance, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) developed the "Voxcel" air‐cooled heat pump with a focus on heating capacity, in response to market demand.