Panasonic Professional

Panasonic has an impressive range of support services for designers, specifiers, engineers and distributors working in the heating and cooling markets.

Panasonic PRO Club

Panasonic announces a new initiative for all professionals involved in the heating and cooling business - the Panasonic PRO Club (www.panasonicproclub.com). This exciting new portal provides distributors, installers, engineers and specifiers with a direct communication channel with one of the industry's major manufacturers.
The website contains a wealth of information from the latest versions of Panasonic's Aquarea and Etherea Design Software, to Technical Documentation, Catalogues and Images for the company's wide range of heating and cooling systems - all in an easy to navigate and use website.
Also, registered users will be able to access news regarding special promotions and take advantage of these offers, as well as access helpful business advice such as ideas and guidelines for showroom decoration or van livery featuring Panasonic logos and display material.

The Panasonic PRO-Academy opens its doors

Panasonic takes its responsibility to its distributors, specifiers and installers seriously and has developed a comprehensive Training Programme. The Panasonic Pro-Academy encompasses the traditional hands-on approach, as well as embracing today's technology to offer an eLearning facility available 24 hours, 7 days a week!

New training courses cover three levels

Design, installation, and commissioning & trouble-shooting
Training courses include:
· VRF ECOi
· Aquarea air source heat pumps (MCS accredited)
· GHP (2012)
The courses are offered on site at Panasonic's premises across Europe as well as via the Panasonic ProClub eLearning site. The Training Centres display Panasonic's latest product range and give delegates an opportunity to get hands-on experience with the latest controllers, indoor and outdoor units from the VRF ECOi, Etherea, GHP and Aquarea ranges.


Software

Panasonic provides bespoke software helping system designers, installers and dealers to very quickly design and size systems, create wiring diagrams and issue bills of quantities at the push of a button.

Panasonic's New Advanced VRF Software with AutoCAD© compatibility makes design easier than ever

ECOi VRF Designer

Panasonic is pleased to announce the launch of its new Advanced VRF Designer software. Building on the success of the ECOi VRF Designer software, this package provides air conditioning system designers, installers and dealers with a program to design and size projects for Panasonic's VRF ranges. Similar to the standard VRF Designer software, it is possible to create wiring diagrams, electrical power wiring and issue bills of quantities with a simple push of a button. With Panasonic's Advanced software, designers are now able to work directly from AutoCAD files, making the process extremely easy to manage and time-saving. AutoCAD drawings, print outs and scans from existing designs can be imported and altered with the system therein. Super-efficient and built for the designers' every need, Panasonic's Advanced VRF software can create life-sized piping designs and automatic length calculation based on their imported drawings

The Panasonic VRF Designer system software can be used for all Panasonic ECOi 6N and FS Multi VRF Features include

· Easy to use system wizards.
· Auto piping and wiring features.
· Converted duties for conditions and pipework.
· Auto CAD (DXF), Excel and PDF export.
· Detailed wiring and pipework diagram.

Aquarea Designer

This program allows HVAC designers, installers and distributors to identify the correct heat pump for a particular application from Panasonic's Aquarea range, calculate the savings compared to other heat sources and very quickly calculate CO2 emissions.
Using Panasonic's Aquarea Designer, projects can be developed simply and easily, by either using the Quick Design or Expert Design options. Each allows the user to build up the project data in a simple step-by-step process and choose to output reports (in either Quick or Large formats) as HTML files or as print-outs. To create these useful reports, project data is input, including:
· Heated area
· Heating requirement
· Heating flow and return temperatures
· Climate data (from a simple drop-down menu) including outdoor temperature
· Type of hot water tank, storage capacity and hot water target temperature.

Aquarea Designer will calculate the project's energy costs in terms of hot water, heating and pumping. It will show the equipment running times and calculate the COP (coefficient of performance). It then allows the designer to show clients a comparison with other equipment options such as heating by conventional gas-fired boilers, oil systems, wood, standard electric heating and electric night storage heaters. This compares running costs, initial investment costs and maintenance costs. The comparison can also be made for CO2 emissions and savings.