TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Danfoss recently broke ground on a 22,000-square-foot “Engineering Tomorrow Application Development Center” in Tallahassee, Florida. The research and development center for future innovation will expand the existing facility that houses the engineering and manufacturing of Danfoss Turbocor oil-free, magnetic-bearing compressors.

“One of the major drivers behind this significant investment is the increasing needs of our customers to comply with the unprecedented number of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] and U.S. Department of Energy [DOE] regulations and testing requirements,” explained John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America. “We feel it’s critical for us to help our industry prepare for the transition ahead to meet low-GWP [global warming potential] refrigerant targets and higher energy-efficiency levels. There is not enough existing lab capacity in the U.S. to meet the demands, so this investment will enable our customers to accelerate the path of their next-generation equipment.”

The center will include three sets of psychrometric rooms with the capability of testing air conditioning systems, including residential equipment and rooftop units from 2.5 to 50 ton and air-cooled chillers up to 150 ton.

“The investment in this facility coincides with the launch of a new global brand — Engineering Tomorrow — providing technologies and solutions that do more with less today and a broad portfolio and expertise to meet the world’s growing set of challenges in infrastructure; safe food supply; energy efficiency; and low-GWP, climate-friendly solutions. Toward that end, we are helping the industry prepare for the regulations and standards shaping our future,” said Galyen.

Publication date: 1/11/2016

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