Danfoss has been recognized by a panel of ASHRAE members with a 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award, green building category, for its Turbocor VTT series of oil-free, variable speed, magnetic bearing centrifugal compressors. The company also received an Honorable Mention in the Cooling category for its ETS Colibri electronic expansion valve. This marks the 17th and 18th time Danfoss has been recognized in the AHR Expo Innovation Awards program over the course of 12 years.
“We are honored to receive the 2015 AHR Innovation Award,” said John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America. “Innovation is rooted deep in our culture. For more than 80 years, Danfoss has been focused on engineering innovative, reliable technologies that reduce energy use and environmental impact—and, today, we remain committed to product development and partnerships that enable our customers to meet the challenges and standards of tomorrow.”
As the green building category winner, Danfoss Turbocor VTT series of compressors introduces IntraFlow, a patent-pending technology that improves efficiency and provides an extended stable operating range while simplifying capacity control. Intended for water-cooled chillers and with capacities of 350 tons per compressor, Turbocor VTT—or variable twin turbo—compressors are ideal for commercial air-conditioning or process cooling chillers reaching up to 1,000 tons or more.
“We are very honored to receive this prestigious award. We have a strong sense of responsibility to continue to shape the HVAC industry so that we can do more with less energy via innovation,” said Ricardo Schneider, president and CEO of Danfoss Turbocor Compressors. “This award gives us the unique opportunity to recognize our customers and our organization as a highly integrated partnership that helps bring innovative energy efficiency solutions to the chiller business.”
This is the third AHR Expo Innovation Award that Danfoss Turbocor Compressors has received.
Recognized as an Honorable Mention in the Cooling category, the new ETS Colibri electronic expansion valves enable precise evaporator flow control for increased energy efficiency and reliable compressor operation, and are ideal for variable speed air-conditioning and lower-GWP refrigerant systems.
“Not only was ETS Colibri developed for maximum flexibility and dependability and with a compact size that fits almost anywhere into a system, but this new valve is a perfect complement for the transition of air-conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration systems to variable speed technology,” said Jeff Warther, North America segment manager for refrigeration and air-conditioning controls, Danfoss. “We’re pleased to have been recognized for the engineering and design innovation that contributed to the development of this new valve.”