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October 14, 2008

Daikin Launches DTMS2


Issue date: 19th May  2008

Daikin launches second generation power saving software

Container refrigeration machinery manufacturer Daikin is launching DTMS2, the second generation version of its intelligent temperature management software. The Japanese headquartered company, which now has over 100,000 of its LXE10E scroll compressor reefer machines operating in the field, says that the new software will provide the lowest power consumption unit on the market today.

There are now 42,000 Daikin units in operation fitted with the original DTMS software, which was introduced at the end of 2005 to simultaneously reduce power consumption and improve carrying conditions for chilled cargoes. The DTMS control logic continually monitors both supply-air and return-air temperatures, together with their rate of change, and automatically adjusts the operation of the refrigeration unit based on these three parameters.

Daikin says that this continual fine tuning enables temperature and airflow inside the container to be controlled with much greater accuracy, as the system responds to real time conditions. As a result, power consumption is reduced by up to 50% compared to a standard refrigeration unit.

The latest upgrade will provide further reductions in power consumption and can also be used in both chilled and frozen operations. From the second quarter of 2008, DTMS 2 will be available both for new and existing machines, ensuring that users of Daikin equipment can adopt the new technology across their entire fleets.

Daikin says that the development of DTMS2 meets current industry demands for reduced energy consumption both for cost and environmental reasons, while maintaining accepted industry standards in cargo temperature control.

Tests of DTMS 2 undertaken at Cambridge Refrigeration Technology (CRT) on a 40ft high-cube container showed that internal container temperatures were maintained as normal in a range of refrigeration scenarios. Feedback so far indicates a keen interest for clients to trial DTMS 2 as soon as it is launched.

For further details please contact:

David Marjoram, General Manager Refrigeration Business Unit, ITOCHU Europe plc
Tel: +44 20 7827 0760   Email:

Steve Cameron, Cameron Maritime Public Relations
Tel: +44 20 8995 3555   Email:

Rachael White, Cameron Maritime Public Relations
Tel: +44 20 8279 9403   Email:

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