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VRV II Air Conditioning Guide Specification Cooling Only


The VRV plant is installed to maintain environmental conditions within the areas
allocated to be Air Conditioned to the design parameters listed below.


Room Temperature
Ambient Temperature
Ambient Temperature
Room Noise Level
External Noise Level


22°CWB ± 0.5°C (range between 16°C to 32°C)
35°C (max43°C to -5°C in cooling mode)
-5°C (max15.5°C to -20°C in heating mode)
50dBA at 10m (RXYQ10MY1B 58dBA at 1m)

The VRVII cooling only systems shall be installed to provide cooling to the areas via
individually controlled room units on the same refrigeration circuit.
The outdoor equipment shall be an Air Cooled Modular Design Variable Refrigerant
Volume (VRV) system as manufactured by Daikin.
The VRVII system shall be an Inverter Driven 2 Pipe system, which operates on energy
efficient R410A refrigerant. See attached schedule for details of equipment selected.
Each system shall be based on one modular outdoor air cooled condensing unit
connected via a single refrigerant circuit comprising suction and liquid pipe work for up
to 16 indoor fan coil units, of different types and capacities. The total load of which
should not exceed the total outdoor unit’s capability index, (see Daikin Data Book for
capability index combinations).
The systems shall be capable of operating when ambient temperatures vary between
43°C and -5°C in cooling mode and between -20°C and 15.5°C in heating mode.
The internal temperature control range is between 16°C and 32°CWB.
The refrigerant pipe work circuit can be extended up to 150 metres actual (175m
equivalent length) between the outdoor condensing unit and the furthest indoor unit on
the circuit and may incorporate a 50 metres level difference without the necessity for
any oil traps., also not to exceed 40metres from the first branch. The level difference
between indoor units on one system can be extended to 15 metres.
Operation of the system shall permit cooling of each fan coil or all of the fan coil units
serving a common room. Each fan coil or group of fan coils shall be able to provide set
temperature independently via a local remote controller, an Intelligent Controller, an
Intelligent Manager or a BMS interface. (E.g. Bacnet Gateway).
The system shall operate with Refrigerant HFC R410A (R32/R125 (50/50)), the
installation to be in accordance with BS EN378: 2000 Parts 1-4 and Daikin’s design
and installation instruction listed in the VRVII Installation Instructions, and Serviced in
accordance with SiE39-302.
The units shall be manufactured and designed to standards relating to quality
assurance under ISO9001, ISO9002 and ISO14001. Also be fully compliant with CE
Regulations 1995 with respect to the following areas MSD89/392/EEC – Machine
Safety Directive, LVD73/23/EEC – Low Voltage Directive, and EMC Directive
EMV89/336/EEC – Electro-Magnetic Compatibility, and PED conformity.

VRVII Cooling Only Specification SMC 1-8-03_test.doc


Heat Exchanger The heat exchanger on the condensing units shall be manufactured from Hi-X seamless copper tube with N-shape internal grooves mechanically bonded on to aluminum fins to an e-Pass Design. Capacity control of the outdoor unit shall be inverter controlled with 13 steps for model 5 and min of 20 steps for all other models. then with by-pass for minimum capacity control of 14% on model 5 and 8% on the other models. VRVII Cooling Only Specification SMC 1-8-03_test. Also pre-charged. The frequency of inverter control shall be determined electronically by sensing ambient temperatures. Each outdoor unit shall have at least one inverter driven compressor electronically controlled and capable of changing the speed linearly to follow the variations in cooling loads. together with LED indications for the number of fan coils connected. This shall be by the use of HIDECS circuit (Hi Inverter Drive and Electronics Control System) together with independent multi-variable PI (Proportional Integral) control for the precise monitoring of status of the system. operational pressures and monitoring the exact requirement of all of the connected indoor units. ambient range selection. RXQ8MY1B and RXQ10MY1B). and service mode switches. Electronics The outdoor electronic PCB’s shall be lead free and have selection switches for the length of pipe work. The fins are to be covered with an anti-corrosion Acrylic resin and hydrophilic film type E1. The outdoor units model 8 (23kW) and 10 (28kW) shall have a minimum of two compressors and able to operate even in case that one compressor is out of order. See attached schedule for details of equipment selected. (RXQ5MY1B. pre-wired and completed with all necessary electronic and refrigerant controls for ease of installation and factory tested.doc 2 . The units shall have microprocessor control system incorporated to enable oil return. Factory assembled in a sturdy weatherproofed casing constructed from rust-proofed mild steel panels (Galbarian Steel) coated with an electro-painted oven baked enamel finish. The model 5 (14. emergency operation switches.5kW) Model shall have a single scroll compressor. With optimum capacity control of one or two standard drive compressors in accordance with load. Compressor The compressor shall be of the high-efficiency Hermetically Sealed Reluctance DC (Digital Commutator brushless motor) Scroll type employing neodymium magnets with gas fed directly to the compression process. the frequency status and operational/fault indication. The outdoor condensing units shall be completely weather proofed to corrosion resistant type E1. stability of refrigerant flow and capacity balancing. The motor is cooled by pressurized gas and has no accumulator. The control circuit shall have a pump down facility to enable collection of the entire refrigerant charge in the system at the outdoor unit. The pipe plates shall be treated with powdered polyester resin for corrosion prevention. In the cases of two or more compressors there shall be duty balancing.1040 OUTDOOR UNITS The outdoor units are to be: Cooling Only type selected from the model range RXQ to suit the required capacity and future capacity.

Oil Recovery The oil recovery cycle shall be automatic. High and low pressure switches. The outlet can be ducted using Daikin Air Discharge Duct (KPF26B160/280/450) provided air volumes are maintained. Over current protection for inverter Anti recycling timers. occurring 1 hour after start of operation and then every 8 hours of operation. Fan motors shall have external static pressure of 58Pa (6mm H2O). Crank case heaters. Night set back control of the fan motor for low noise operation by way of limiting the maximum speed will be permitted. 4 way valve(s). 1050 INDOOR UNITS The basic components of the indoor units are a fan. Oil separators are standard with the equipment together with oil equalization system between compressors. VRVII Cooling Only Specification SMC 1-8-03_test. The fan motor shall be DC (Digital Commutator brushless motor) inverter speed control to maintain constant head pressure control in all ambient conditions and modes of operation. capillaries. refrigerant inlet and outlet temperature. every 20 seconds measures and assesses the status of the return air temperature. Refrigeration Circuit The refrigeration circuit of the outdoor unit shall include a SCe-Bridge Circuit complete with solenoid valves. shut off valves. The indoor units shall be selected from the following types of Daikin units using R410A:Ceiling Mounted Cassette Type (Double Flow) FXCQ-M Ceiling Mounted Cassette Type (Multi Flow) 600 x 600 FXZQ-M Ceiling Mounted Cassette Type (Multi Flow) FXFQ-M Ceiling Mounted Cassette Corner Type FXKQ-M Ceiling Mounted Built-In Type FXSQ-M Ceiling Mounted Built-In Type (Small) FXDQ-M Ceiling Mounted Duct Type FXMQ-M Ceiling Suspended Type FXHQ-M Wall Mounted Type FXAQ-M Floor Standing Type FXLQ-M Concealed Floor Standing Type FXNQ-M See attached schedule for details of equipment selected. Thermal protectors for compressor and fan motors. The condensing units shall be capable of sequential start when more than one unit is installed and have an auto restart capability after power failure as standard. service ports and receivers. distribution headers. Fan The outdoor fan impeller shall be of aero spiral type.The following safety devices shall be part of the outdoor unit. Control circuit fuses. designed for low noise operation with manipulation on the fan blade edges to reduce turbulence and have a aero fitting discharge grill. filters.doc 3 . a heat exchanger and an electronic proportional expansion valve which shall be controlled via computerized PID control which constantly.

To be positioned within the room or close to the return air grill in the ceiling. The insulation shall conform to BS476 Part 7 fire rating. optional with Power Proportional Distribution Function (PPD) for individual billing. 1060 LOCAL SYSTEM CONTROLS The controls system shall include all necessary Daikin remote controllers and interface PCB's. Fan motors shall be thermally protected. address switches for a variety of operation controls.During the cooling operation the electronic expansion valve shall control the degree of refrigerant superheat at the evaporator outlet. During the heating operation it shall control the degree of refrigerant sub cooling at the condenser outlet. up to 16 indoor units. The indoor unit printed circuit board shall be complete with power input fusing.doc 4 . The indoor unit casing of ceiling concealed and cassette types. with VRVII Cooling Only Specification SMC 1-8-03_test. emergency operation switch and fault/operation indication LED's. One remote controller (BRC1D51) shall be provided per room or fan coil as specified and be capable of controlling an individual fan coil or group of fan coils. 1070 BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Intelligent Touch Controller DCS601B51 All the air conditioning systems shall be controlled by an intelligent Touch Controller system with full colour LCD touch panel and Icon display as manufactured by Daikin.  Automatic cooling/heating changeover  Heating optimization  Temperature limit  Yearly schedule  Power Proportional Distribution (optional)  Fire emergency stop control  Flexible timer functionality (several schedules up to a full year)  Flexible grouping in zones  Historical data  Password security levels  Connectable to Daikin Sky Air & Splits via an interface adapter  Operation of up to 64 groups of indoor units (with maximum 128 indoor units) Intelligent Manager DAM602A51/52/53 All the air conditioning systems shall be controlled by an Intelligent Manager system as manufactured by Daikin that shall be controlled via a PC recommended by Daikin. shall be fully insulated and sealed to prevent condensation. With the following functions. The controller shall have a liquid crystal display and provide the following facilities:       Temperature setting Fan speed setting Mode setting fan/cooling On/Off control Diagnostics Feedback 7 Day Timer Function Remote air sensors KRCS01-1 shall be provided for local room sensing where fresh air is introduced to the fan coil unit.

fire rated to Class "O" Building Regulations 1985. All pipe work (suction and liquid) to be insulated with slip on close cell electrometric pipe insulation (as manufactured by Armaflex or equal and approved). BMS ready to run that can be controlled via a personnel computer and monitor the air conditioning systems through LONWORKS communications. testing and commissioning shall be carried out by REFCOM registered refrigeration engineers. With the following functions.doc 5 .  Monitoring  Control. charging. Pipe supports shall not restrict expansion or contraction of the pipe and restraint must not be applied to Refnet joints or Headers. Pipe work shall be properly and neatly fixed and supported at a minimum of 2 metre intervals and where possible should be run on galvanised cable tray. who shall be fully trained in the safe handling of refrigerants and CITB trained in brazing techniques.optional Power Proportional Distribution Function (PPD) for individual billing. test and commission all interconnecting refrigeration pipe work between the outdoor unit and the connected indoor units. The installation shall be fully in accordance with British Standard BS EN378: 2000 Parts2-3 and Daikin’s design and installation instructions listed in the VRVII Installation Instructions. Insulation must be protected when exposed to atmosphere by special paint or covered by an enclosure. The pipe work installation. 1080 REFRIGERATION PIPEWORK Supply. LONWORKS Gateway DMS504B51 Interface unit to allow communications between VRV and BMS’s. appropriate refrigeration installation tools must be utilized to avoid the use of elbows.024 indoor units BACnet Gateway DMS502A51 Interface unit to allow communications between VRV and BMS’s. VRVII Cooling Only Specification SMC 1-8-03_test. All pipe work to be tagged with ID number (Condensing Unit ref) at 3 metre intervals. Oxygen free dry Nitrogen (OFN) must be in the system during brazing (no cold brazing is allowed). Longest possible lengths of copper pipe shall be utilized to minimize the number of joints on site. BMS ready to run and monitor the air conditioning systems through BACnet communications. install. Operation and Setting  Display  Yearly schedule  Measurements  Management  Data Storage and Reports  Emergency stop control  Password security levels  Power Proportional Distribution (optional)  Operation of up to 1. All pipe work installations shall be carried out in refrigerant quality soft or half hard drawn copper tubing to BS2871 Part 2: 1972 and complete with the appropriate Refnet headers and Refnet joints (as manufactured and supplied by Daikin). with a wall thickness of not less than 13mm.

After installation of pipe work. The additional refrigerant (HFC R410A) charge shall be calculated and weighed to accommodate the actual installed and measured length of pipe work all in accordance to Daikin recommendations and instructions listed in the VRVII Installation Instructions. The tendering contractor must state on his tender return submission the name of the specialist Daikin approved sub-contractor to be employed to carry out the VRVII installation. and shall be clearly marked for ease of identification. Flare Nut Size 1/4 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 Standard Tightening Torque Kgf. inter-connecting 144~176 1420~1720 333~407 3270~3990 504~616 4950~6030 630~770 6180~7540 990~1210 9270~11860 The system shall then be vacuumed/dehydrated to 0. The charging should be carried out with an appropriate charging station in the liquid phase and under supervision.3 Bar (149 Psi) Pressurize to 21.75mm .5 Bar (312 Psi) Pressurize to 38 Bar (551 Psi) 3 minutes or longer 5 minutes or longer Approx 24 HOURS minimum Allows discovery of major leaks Allows discovery of minor leaks Condensing units shall be connected using a torque wrench to tighten to the correct specified toque (see table below) where appropriate.25mm PVC non screened CY flexible control cabling to BS6141 and BS6500 (To comply with CE Regulations 1995) colour coded and separately marked at 3 metre intervals for ease of identification and maintenance. All of the above works shall be carried out before electrical connection is made to the fan coil units.2 torr (-755mmHg) and held at that setting for 1 hour (minimum) to 4 hours depending on pipe length using a 2-stage vacuum pump. 1100 INSTALLATION The installation company shall be Approved Daikin Installers. Proof of compliance may be requested before commencing works.1. 1090 CONTROL WIRING 2 2 All control wiring is to be carried out in 2 core 0. after pressure and leak testing. held for 24 hours and checked for leaks. pipe work should be pressure tested using oxygen free dry nitrogen as out lined below to 38 Bar (551 Psi).cm N. whose installation engineers shall have attended the relevant Daikin equipment courses. VRVII Cooling Only Specification SMC 1-8-03_test. prior to connection to the condensing units.All joints. The installation of all internal and external units. Approval is given by a Daikin Distributor.doc 6 .. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Pressurize to 10. testing shall be carried out by the above stated approved Daikin Installer. refrigerant pipe work. are to be properly glued and or taped as to provide a complete seal to prevent any condensation. sealing of insulation joints and starting of equipment.

the system will raise an alarm at the building management system if supplied. and shall provide documentary evidence to this effect. and shall provide to the employer documentary evidence of the same. Should there be a leak. which must be in place within three months of project completion. 1130 CONDENSATE DRAINAGE The sub-contractor shall supply and install a condensate drainage system to convey condense waste from each fan coil unit. The maintenance contract.doc 7 . shall include for all works necessary to ensure that the three year equipment warranty given by Daikin is not invalidated. VRVII Cooling Only Specification SMC 1-8-03_test.The approved Daikin specialist refrigeration installer or/and a Daikin Distributor’s representative shall carry out/or witness the commissioning of the VRVII system and final inspection and record data as listed below. requirement in order that the equipment warranties will not be invalidated.         Record Pressure Test (Holding Pressure) Confirmation of Record Drawings Record Pipe Lengths Record Pipe Diameters Additional And Total refrigerate Volumes Addressing of Fan Coils Cooling Start Up Check Complete and issue Documents and Certificates to Consultant/Client. Should it be deemed necessary full access should be afforded to the site during the installation of the VRVII to allow a Daikin Distributor’s representative/engineer to verify that the installation methods being used comply and are fully in accordance with the Daikin VRVII Installation Instructions. The sub-contractor shall ensure that the warranty and maintenance contract he provides is underwritten by a Daikin Distributor. A list of nominated Approved Daikin Installers is available from the Daikin Distributors. The system shall be installed with all necessary pumps and fixings to adequately drain to the rainwater system. 1120 REFRIGERANT LEAK DETECTION The sub-contractor shall supply and install a Daikin Refrigerant Containment (Leak Detection) System (KFLD26B / KHLD26A) as indicated BS EN378 to provide a comprehensive coverage for any potential leaks. 1100 EQUIPMENT MAINTENANACE & WARRANTY The sub-contractor shall supply all the specified equipment complete with one year’s warranty on both materials and labour commencing on satisfactory hand-over of the complete system. with guaranteed maximum 24-hour response time. The sub-contractor shall include for a one-year maintenance contract on the complete installation.