Danfoss wins prestigious Product of the Year award at 2018 AHR Expo

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Danfoss Turbocor® TTH/TGH high-lift compressors named top winner in the 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards program.

Danfoss, the pioneer of oil-free, magnetic bearing, variable speed technology, was recognized with the prestigious Product of the Year award during the 2018 AHR Expo for its Danfoss Turbocor® TTH/TGH high-lift compressors. 

A panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges select the annual Product of the Year from the year’s 10 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners. Danfoss Turbocor® TTH/TGH high-lift compressors had previously been named the 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Award winner in the Green Building category. 

Designed to give chiller manufacturers a new high-efficiency, oil-free compressor option for air-cooled chiller, heat recovery, and water-to-water heat pump applications, the new Danfoss Turbocor® TTH/TGH high-lift compressors feature the oil-free, variable speed, magnetic bearing operation of other Danfoss Turbocor® compressors, but with an expanded operating map suitable for such high-lift applications. 

In air-cooled chillers, Danfoss Turbocor® TTH/TGH compressors can support operation at high ambient temperatures with pressure ratios as high as 6.2, which facilitates a greater operating range in hot climates while still being able to support applications such as air-to-water heat pump chillers. The compressors can also support high-lift applications such as heat recovery or water-to-water heat pumps, enabling additional operating cost savings by utilizing waste heat from the condenser to provide hot water. 

Like all Danfoss Turbocor® compressors, the new Danfoss Turbocor® TTH/TGH compressors offer outstanding full- and part-load efficiency, low vibration and sound, a small footprint, and reduced maintenance. 

Danfoss Turbocor® high-lift compressors are available in two versions — a nominal 325-kW (90 ton) model using R-134a or low-GWP R-513A (TTH325) and a nominal 250-kW (70 ton) model using ultra-low-GWP HFO-1234ze (TGH250).

The 2018 Product of the Year Award is the sixth time Danfoss has been recognized in the Expo’s Innovation Awards program for Danfoss Turbocor® compressors; the company was also recognized with the Product of the Year award in 2015 for its Danfoss Turbocor® VTT compressor series. Overall, Danfoss has been recognized 28 times over 16 years of the award program. 

“It is a tremendous honor to have been recognized once again by the HVACR industry for our commitment to advancing energy efficiency through innovative engineering,” said Ricardo Schneider, president, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors. “This award is evidence of the progress Danfoss — with the help of our customers and partners — is making as we seek to redefine expectations for efficiency and help the industry prepare to meet future challenges, regulations, and standards around the world. Through our ongoing investment in R&D and innovation, we are helping to Engineer Tomorrow.” 

Winners in the AHR Expo Innovation Awards program are selected based on innovative design, creativity, application, value, and market impact. The award ceremony was held on January 23 during the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago.

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