Danfoss has named Welbilt’s brand Delfield, a manufacturer of custom stainless-steel refrigeration equipment, as its EnVisioneer of the Year. Delfield won this year’s award for its use of Danfoss controls to convert equipment to low-global-warming potential (GWP) natural refrigerant while also significantly improving energy efficiency.
Launched in 2010, the EnVisioneer of the Year award recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners, or original equipment manufacturers that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy or environmental savings.
According to Danfoss, Delfield is using Danfoss thermostatic expansion valves and electronic controls to optimize its foodservice refrigeration equipment. By integrating Danfoss technologies that enable precise control and are approved for use with flammable refrigerants, Delfield recently converted its portfolio from R-404A to R-290. This reduced the GWP of the refrigerant used by more than 99 percent, from 3,943 to 3. It also enabled Delfield to lower the refrigerant charge by 40 to 80 percent, and cut energy consumption by as much as 50 percent.
“Danfoss applauds Delfield for its commitment to advancing the industry through environmentally friendly, energy-efficient technologies,” said John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America. “This is a great example of how innovative engineering can put ambitious energy-efficiency and refrigerant targets squarely in reach — without compromising performance or reliability.”
“We are truly honored to receive the EnVisioneer of the Year award from Danfoss,” said Josef Matosevic, chief operating officer of Welbilt. “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to deliver high-quality commercial foodservice equipment while simultaneously helping improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
For more information about the EnVisioneer of the Year award program, visit www.danfoss.us/news/envisioneer-of-the-year/.
Publication date: 12/4/2017