Energy transfer stations

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Quality and reliability are built-in to our custom engineered solutions...

Quality and reliability are built-in to our custom engineered solutions...

At Danfoss, we develop, design & produce all major components for our custom energy transfer stations in-house. Our wide experience in designing and installing district energy systems spans over 80 years ensuring your solution will meet all applicable technical, user, safety, efficiency and installation requirements.

Avoid the hassle of building on-site solutions, while eliminating any additional consulting engineer investments to focus on what matters; optimized heat transfer & superior system control, performance, & efficiency.

A complete solution delivered by one trusted and local supplier

A complete solution delivered by one trusted and local supplier

Danfoss is bringing extensive energy transfer station expertise to the local North American market, by supplying USA factory designed and installed units, enabling us to uniquely ensure system uptime and performance, while also easily facilitating code compliance, efficiency optimization, startup and commissioning support assistance.

Danfoss utilizes a robust requirement collection process to tailor-fit the perfect solution for your situation. Pressure, differential pressure, temperature & flow are integrated & automatically controlled in all stations, allowing building occupants to always be comfortable.

 

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Contact us today to learn more or complete the inquiry form to be connected to a Danfoss district energy expert.

Products

Industrialized solutions
Large or small solutions
Industrialized solutions available to fit both large or smaller applications.
High quality components
High value engineered components designed to work together from Danfoss include controllers, pressure independent valves and heat exchangers.
Designed for transport

Designed for transport

Our custom-built energy transfer stations feature a compact size and weight, and are engineered to easily transport through halls and stairways as needed, with minimum hassle.

Available both pre-assembled or split in easy to assemble modules if required due to space and height restrictions.

Industrialized production

Industrialized production

Forget about waiting for on-site fabrication contractors. Danfoss takes pride in our professionally managed factory and production staff that offer improved quality through our rigorious control processes.

Configured for performance

Configured for performance

Custom energy transfer stations arrive ready to run with factory configured controls. Each unit is pre-tested for function and performance and Danfoss maintains documentation on this before delivery.

In addition we maintain spare parts inventory to get you products fast, should they be needed. Our 3D drawings are archived for easy fabrication of replacement pipe network that may be needed over the lifetime of the equipment. This means often no welding is needed onsite.

Our products are also backed by the Danfoss warranty, which is typically 24 months from the service date, or 36 months from the delivery date.

Installation, commissioning, and service support

Installation, commissioning, and service support

Danfoss offers a comprehensive service support program to ensure that your new station is properly installed and commissioned. This covers all aspects of commissioning, maintenance, technical support, spares, warranties, and more.

Please contact Danfoss to inquire.

Features and benefits

Reduced engineering cost & risk: rather than hiring a consultant to design a unique system, a pre-engineered, factory-built ETS can be sized to meet the building’s load & other criteria while benefiting from standardized, proven controls solutions.

Improved production quality: Fabrication quality is better ensured in a professionally managed factory environment. Pressure and leak detection are carried out in a controlled environment following a prescribed process. Building equipment onsite introduces issues of space, lighting, and welding access that can compromise high quality work. The opportunity to pressure and leak test offsite is lost.

Less time onsite: producing an ETS onsite requires up to months of work inside the building & includes services from pipe fitters, electricians, & controls contractors. Producing the unit offsite enables scheduling delivery to coincide with construction project schedules. Construction managers appreciate the ability to minimize activity on already crowded job sites. Installation time is dramatically reduced to a little as one day. Activity onsite is limited to a single electric power connection plus connection to building & district pipe networks. 

Documented, reproducible, and maintainable installations: Factory built ETS are supported by archived engineering design and fabrication documentation, including complete bill of materials that facilitate long term maintenance needs. “As built” drawings and documentation are unlikely to accompany the completed work of contractors attempting fabrication of a solution onsite. This can lead to long-term maintenance headaches.

Plug-and-play operability: Factory fitted, configured, & tested controls are integral on factory-built ETS. They can be configured for the operating conditions at the installation site prior to delivery. As a result, the ETS can be ready to heat or cool its served building upon first start. When a solution is “stick-built” onsite, the controls contractor’s work is just beginning after the pipe fabrication is complete.

Support: Engineering support & specification service as well as start-up & commissioning assistance provided by a Danfoss expert.

Typical applications:

  • domestic hot water systems
  • and/or other water-based (hydronic) heating systems

Typical installations:

  • Commercial buildings such as universities and hospitals
  • Residential buildings including multifamily buildings
  • Government and industrial buildings and facilities

How it works

Case studies

  • District energy as the heating and cooling solution in Teknopark Istanbul, Turkey
    Building: Office Application: Production of heating, cooling and domestic hot water Challenge: Design and construct customized district energy solutions for all buildings on the park Solution: Danfoss designed and constructed 3 pre-assembled DSE substations containing control valves for the heating, cooling and domestic hot water, heat meters, self-acting controllers and electronic controllers connected to a central Building Management System.
  • District heating compact stations in Mikado House, Orestaden, Denmark
    District heating compact stations in Mikado House, Orestaden, Denmark
    Building: Office Application: Production of heating and domestic hot water Challenge: Design and construct a customized compact district heating station Solution: Danfoss designed and constructed a pre-assembled station according needs and helped save 14 days of construction work
  • Modernized district heating in a hospital, Belgrade, Serbia
    Building: Hospital Application: Heating + Domestic Hot Water production by district heating substations Challenge: Modernize old and inefficient heat and hot water system Solution: 58 fully equipped prefabricated substations
  • First ever district heating system with substations in Turkey
    600 residents in the town of Soma in Western Turkey now enjoy the comforts of a reliable and cheap heat supply from the town’s brand new district heating system. In the coming years, more than 8,000 households will be joining the system that exploits the excess heat from the municipal power plant – a great improvement from the charcoal boilers of the past, and much less expensive.
  • Why Bleiburg opted for a CO₂ neutral district heating system, Bleiburg, Germany
    A district heating system that uses wood chips as fuel to supply the local community, with the intention of taking it a step closer to energy-independence.

News

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Join our Envisioneering Exchange host, John Sheff, Danfoss’ director of public and industry affairs in North America, as he addresses the changing landscape through informative, valuable dialogue with thought leaders and experts-in-their-fields.

Episode 7 - District energy in North America

Episode 7 - District energy in North America

What is district energy? What is its potential for buildings, building networks/campuses, and cities in North America looking to improve efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower operating costs, and ensure resiliency? How is today’s technology affecting market development? Tune in to this episode for a conversation on district energy (including heating and cooling) with Jeff Flannery, Danfoss’ business development manager in North America.

Episode 8 - Advantages of district energy technology

Episode 8 - Advantages of district energy technology

This episode takes the discussion on district energy in Episode 7 even further — examining how technology like pre-engineered, factory-built energy transfer stations are being used today to reduce engineering costs and risks and enable “plug-and-play” operability in district energy networks in North America. Jeff Flannery, business development manager for district energy in North America, joins us to discuss a recent project at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada.