Why R32 Refrigerant?

Time for R32 to be at the heart of your project

It's time to enjoy energy savings and great new product features.

It's time for your air conditioning to help meet EU carbon emissions targets.

It's time to put R32 refrigerant at the heart of your conversations and plans moving forwards, with the market leading range of R32 products from Mitsubishi Electric.

Why R32?

The 2014 F–Gas Regulations will bring about significant changes to the air conditioning industry, affecting end users, facilities managers, specifiers and installers alike.

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R32: The Benefits:

  • Low GWP of 675
  • High efficiency refrigerant
  • F–Gas phasedown compliant
  • Less refrigerant volume requirement compared to R410A
  • Affordable & readily available
  • A single component refrigerant
  • Easy to handle, reuse and recycle
  • Used in our newest,
    state–of–the–art products

This landmark ruling has one key objective: to reduce F–Gas emissions by 79% between 2015 and 2030, by cutting the availability of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with a high Global Warming Potential (GWP). It's now up to everyone to make a real 'green commitment' – from manufacturers to installers, and managers to owners of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

It's time to look at alternatives, like R32. Already making up 50% of the existing R410A refrigerant found in many current air conditioning systems, R32 has a GWP of 675 (one third that of R410A), is highly energy efficient and is easy to recycle. Plus, the volumetric capacity of R32 is around 20% higher than that of R410A, which means system refrigerant volumes are lower.

Frequently asked questions

What are the F-Gas Regulations?
 
A set of regulations to help control emissions from fluorinated greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration, air conditioning, aerosols, foams and electrical switchgear.
When did the F-Gas Regulations come into force?
 
The latest set of F–Gas Regulations came into force on 1st January 2015 with the aim to reduce F-Gas emissions by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030.
What is Global Warming Potential (GWP)?
 
Global Warming Potential (GWP) is a measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere. It compares the amount of heat trapped by a certain mass of refrigerant, to the amount of heat trapped by a similar mass of carbon dioxide over a 100 year period. GWP of CO₂ is = 1
What is the GWP of R410A?
 
R410A has a GWP of 2088.
What is the GWP of R32?
 
R32 has a GWP of 675. Two thirds less than R410A.
When will R32 equipment be available in the UK?
 
Mitsubishi Electric will launch a comprehensive range of R32 DX Split equipment in 2017 including Cassettes, Ducted, Ceiling Suspended and Wall Mounted units.
Will R410A equipment be banned in the UK?
 
The F–Gas regulations are a phase down (not phase out) of high GWP refrigerants. R410A equipment will still be readily available to buy from Mitsubishi Electric across all ranges. R32 will be introduced and will run alongside R410A equipment.

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