UK: Available from Daikin at the end of this month is a range of sound enclosures for Sky Air Alpha, Sky Air Advance and VRV 5 S outdoor units.

For sound-sensitive projects, this new low-sound enclosure reduces sound power levels by up to 10dB(A). Additional calculations of sound, capacity or efficiency are not needed since all essential values are factory measured.

The tailor-made sound enclosure is designed to be unobtrusive with an anthracite (RAL 7016) finish. It is optimised so that airflow and capacity are as close as possible to the standard conditions. Separate air inlets and outlets prevent air short-circuiting for efficient sound reduction and minimised pressure drop.

Sound power values in both cooling and heating according to ISO 3744 are available, as well as sound pressure and low noise operation mode values.

As a self-supporting unit, it can be placed on any flat surface. The side panels of the sound enclosure can be conveniently unlocked with quick-release buckles for easy access to key components when maintenance work is required.

If needed, an optional drain pan and heater are available. Existing outdoor units can also be upgraded with the sound enclosure.