RIGID HVAC’s Propane R290 Compressors: Shaping the Future of Green Heating!

Propane R290 Compressors by RIGID HVAC Shaping the Future of Green Heating


  • Project:  LC150 Development of a Refrigerant-reduced Heat Pump with Propane
  • Cooling Approach: R290 Heat Pump Compressors
  • Demand: The LC150 project, led by Fraunhofer ISE, aims to revolutionize European heat pump technology. Supported by RIGID HVAC and a consortium of industry leaders, it focuses on developing a standardized refrigeration circuit, emphasizing sustainability with Propane R290 compressors. The project seeks to reduce costs, enhance efficiency, and accelerate the adoption of eco-friendly heating solutions.
  • Recommended product: R290 Compressors

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The LC150 project, under the guidance of Fraunhofer ISE, represents a significant leap forward in European heat pump technology. This innovative initiative, supported by industry leaders including RIGID HVAC, seeks to standardize refrigeration circuits for heat pumps. At its core is the integration of Propane R290 compressors, known for their environmental friendliness and superior efficiency.

The project not only addresses the pressing need for sustainable heating solutions but also endeavors to reduce overall costs by fostering collaboration among manufacturers. By developing a modular design that accommodates various series and performance classes, LC150 aims to unlock synergies, accelerate industry-wide adoption, and play a pivotal role in the evolution of eco-friendly heating technologies for residential buildings.

The collaboration provides a platform for companies like RIGID HVAC to contribute expertise and propel the industry toward a greener and more efficient future.


Compressor Heat Pump Cooling System
Compressor Heat pump. Cooling System
heat pump works by extracting energy stored in the ground or water and converting this in a building’s heating system. Heat pumps work on the same principles as a fridge, cooling System, or air conditioning.


  1. Objective: Revolutionize European heat pump technology through the LC150 project led by Fraunhofer ISE.
  2. Eco-Friendly Emphasis: Integration of Propane R290 compressors to prioritize sustainability and energy efficiency.
  3. Cost Reduction: A primary goal is to reduce overall costs by fostering collaboration among manufacturers.
  4. Modular Design: Requirements include the development of a modular design accommodating various series and performance classes, unlocking synergies.
  5. Greener Future: Aiming to ensure a greener and more efficient future for residential buildings through sustainable heating technologies.

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Advantages of Natural Propane R290 Miniature BLDC Compressors:

  1. Eco-Friendly: Propane R290 is a green refrigerant, contributing to environmental sustainability.
  2. Energy Efficient: Miniature BLDC compressors save energy, reducing operational costs.
  3. Low Impact: Propane R290 has a minimal impact on climate change, with a low global warming potential.
  4. Space-Saving: Compact size suits applications with limited space, offering design flexibility.
  5. Enhanced Safety: Requires less refrigerant volume, improving safety and meeting regulations.
  6. Cost-Effective: Low operating costs make these compressors economically attractive.
  7. Regulatory Compliance: Complies with regulations promoting eco-friendly refrigerants.
  8. Versatile: Suitable for various applications, from homes to businesses.
  9. Quiet Operation: BLDC technology ensures quieter compressor operation.
  10. Scalable: Adaptable for different capacities and applications.
  11. Future-Proof: Aligns with evolving regulations, making it a sustainable choice for the future.

Mini DC Compressor QX2802VDL Twin Cylinders - RIGID HVAC

BLDC Rotary Compressor
BLDC Rotary Compressor


RIGID HVAC at the Forefront of Innovation: Fueling Sustainable Heating Technologies in Collaborative Project

In an era marked by a growing emphasis on sustainable technologies, RIGID HVAC proudly stands as the Miniature Compressor Innovation Leader in China. The company’s latest endeavor involves a pivotal role in the LC150 project led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, signaling a groundbreaking collaboration that promises to shape the future of heating technologies.

RIGID HVAC: Pioneering Miniature Compressor Innovation

As the Miniature Compressor Innovation Leader in China, RIGID HVAC is not only redefining industry standards but also spearheading sustainable heating technologies. In a groundbreaking move, the company’s contribution of Propane R290 Compressors to the LC150 project led by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE is set to revolutionize the HVAC landscape.

LC150 Project: Redefining Refrigeration Circuit Standards

The LC150 project, led by Fraunhofer ISE, is a joint development initiative aiming to revolutionize the refrigeration circuit landscape in the European heat pump sector. RIGID HVAC’s involvement underscores its dedication to fostering sustainability and innovation in heating technologies.

BLDC Rotary Compressor-2
BLDC Rotary Compressor-2

RIGID HVAC’s Vision for a Sustainable Future

RIGID HVAC’s involvement in the LC150 project showcases the company’s commitment to driving positive change in the HVAC industry. By supplying natural refrigerant compressors, RIGID not only contributes to the project’s success but also aligns with global sustainability goals.

In a statement, [Insert Spokesperson’s Name], [Position at RIGID HVAC], expressed enthusiasm for the project: “At RIGID HVAC, we believe in the power of innovation to create a sustainable future. Our involvement in the LC150 project exemplifies our dedication to advancing heating technologies that are not only efficient but also environmentally conscious.”

Looking Ahead: Shaping the Future of Heating Technologies

As RIGID HVAC continues to push the boundaries of innovation, its role in the LC150 project positions the company as a key player in shaping the future of heating technologies. With a commitment to sustainability, collaboration, and technological advancement, RIGID HVAC is poised to leave a lasting impact on the industry.

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Propane R290 Compressors: A Game-Changer in Sustainable HVAC

  1. Environmental Friendliness: Propane, with its low global warming potential (GWP) of 3, emerges as a natural refrigerant powerhouse. RIGID HVAC’s R290 compressors align with global initiatives to reduce harmful emissions, providing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional refrigerants.
  2. Enhanced Energy Efficiency: Propane’s excellent thermodynamic properties elevate the efficiency of heat pumps. The LC150 project aims to harness these properties for higher efficiency, where the ratio of useful heat generated to energy used for generation is optimized.
  3. Reduced Refrigerant Volume: RIGID HVAC’s preliminary work has showcased a remarkable reduction in refrigerant volume. By requiring only 150 grams of propane for an 8 kW heating capacity, the company achieves a 75% reduction compared to conventional systems on the market. This not only enhances safety but also contributes to cost savings.
  4. Widespread Availability: Propane is readily available, making it a practical choice for HVAC applications. Its accessibility ensures scalability and broad adoption, contributing to the feasibility of propane R290 compressors in diverse heating scenarios.

RIGID HVAC’s Vision: A Greener HVAC Future

RIGID HVAC’s commitment to sustainable heating technologies is at the forefront of the company’s mission. The integration of propane R290 compressors in the LC150 project underscores the company’s vision for a greener HVAC future that prioritizes environmental responsibility without compromising performance.

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