Compressors for Mobile Air Conditioning
Published on : Sunday 04-02-2024
The BITZER SPEEDLITE ELV52 for mobile air conditioning and heat pump applications.
BITZER, the specialist in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump technologies, recently presented components for energy-efficient, future-proof mobile air conditioning and heat pump systems, including the CO2LITE, its new, compact reciprocating compressor for the natural refrigerant CO2 (R744).
The future of mobility is electric. However, the limited range and long charging times of electric buses continue to pose a challenge, and the associated demands on air conditioning and heat pump systems are correspondingly high: they need to be compact, lightweight, energy-efficient, reliable and future-compatible. In addition, global regulations – in particular, the F-Gas Regulation – and eco-labels like the ‘Blue Angel’ require increasingly eco-friendly solutions, including for the air conditioning and heat pump systems of electric buses. The choice of refrigerants will play a key role in future.
The compact, lightweight BITZER CO2LITE reciprocating compressor for mobile CO2 air conditioning and heat pump systems is optimised for transport applications. After the SPEEDLITE ELV series for propane (R290), HFO as well as HFC refrigerants, the CO2LITE extends the range to include CO2. Thus, customers can choose from even more low-GWP and natural refrigerants and the matching BITZER compressors.
With its reduced height of 257 mm and a weight of under 80 kg, the CO2LITE supports a space-saving system design and can be used either vertically or horizontally. A wide range of capacity control enables cooling capacities of up to 29 kW and heating capacities of up to 25 kW. After the current pre-series phase, the CO2 reciprocating compressor is scheduled for market launch in 2024.
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