Danfoss’ latest “Engineering Tomorrow” Application Development Center in Tallahassee, Florida, will be able to test mildly flammable refrigerants at global nameplate voltages, with real-time data acquisition and performance. The center also features three fully automated test facilities capable of accommodating residential and commercial air-conditioning and heat pump equipment, including rooftop units, from 1.2 to 50 tons and air-cooled chillers up to 150 tons.
“Danfoss has a long tradition of innovation,” noted John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America, during the grand opening celebration. “This new Application Development Center affirms our commitment to helping our customers ‘engineer tomorrow’ and advance energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions.”
“One of the major drivers behind this significant investment is the increasing federal regulations and testing requirements impacting the HVACR industry, including aggressive energy-efficiency standards from U.S. Department of Energy and new targets for environmentally-friendly, low-GWP refrigerants from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” Galyen added. “This Application Development Center will enable us to help our industry prepare for the transition by providing much-needed lab capacity to ensure compliance with evolving and future requirements.”
Danfoss has a global network of Application Development Centers to provide industry partners with a collaborative laboratory environment and the application expertise necessary to meet challenges.
“Our objective is to make each of our Application Development Centers a place where local Danfoss application experts work with our customers in a collaborative, innovative environment that accelerates technology and propels business,” said Stefan Pietrek, senior director – global applications, Danfoss.
Gregory Handzel, manager of the Application Development Center, further explained that the collaboration facilitated by the ADC will help customers improve performance through system-level testing. “This lab enables engineering teams to validate new concepts and develop products and solutions that solve key challenges in today’s market,” he said.
Publication date: 8/2/2017