VRF design just got easier
Panasonic has launched its new ECOi VRF Designer software. The package will allow air conditioning system designers, installers and dealers to very quickly design and size systems using Panasonic’s ECOi VRF range, create wiring diagrams and issue bills of quantities at the push of a button.
Marc Diaz of Panasonic explains: “We have created this new software programme, the VRF Designer, to be very easy to use. By using it, engineers will be able to develop projects quickly, by either using the drag and drop icons or the project wizard. It comes fully loaded with all appropriate Panasonic product details and is designed with flexibility in mind so that several different system designs can be created within one project.”
The programme will continuously check system designs for piping limitations in terms of height and length, capacity matches between indoor and outdoor units, correct piping and correct wiring. Correction factors are automatically applied to indoor unit capacities, depending on height differences, piping lengths, indoor/outdoor capacity ratio and design conditions.
VRF Designer will also calculate any additional amounts of refrigerant that may be required, based on configuration and piping lengths.