Among products included in the EU’s new Ecodesign Regulation No. 2015/1095 are condensing units and liquid chillers for process applications (medium and low temperature). The regulation came into force on July 28 (following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union), which means that the minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) will apply from July 1, 2016 (Tier-1).
In a second phase, the minimum efficiency performance standards will become even stricter beginning in July 2018 (Tier-2).
According to Hermann Renz, Bitzer’s technical programs manager, the company is prepared to help processors meet the new regulation with condensing units that already meet the even stricter requirements. It has condensing that cover the full range of capacities to meet the even 2018 Tier-2 requirements.