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Precision cooling with inverter technology

Application description

In many industrial processes the machinery or processes generate heat which requires cooling, to protect the equipment and/or to ensure that the product being manufactured is of the required quality. The process cooling unit is used to cool, to extract humidity or regulate the temperature of the manufacturing process.

A good example of this need for cooling during manufacturing is found in the plastics industry, where injection machinery heats the plastic polymer to enable it to be moulded or extruded. In the blow moulding of plastic films, the temperature control of the extruded film is important, since this affects the quality and thickness of the film. 

Cooling equipment can be of different types, depending on whether air or liquid is the cooling medium which needs precise temperature control. The cooling equipment often needs to be very flexible in order to allow industrial machinery to use the same cooling equipment in different processes. For example, a plastic film blow-moulding machine can produce thin films; then the temperature set point needs to be relatively high (typically 20°C). The same machine can also produce thicker plastic films, but then the temperature set point needs to be lower.

In addition to the need to be able to maintain different temperature set points during a manufacturing process, process coolers have to be able to maintain a stable temperature at the set point despite variation in the ambient temperature.

Why choose Danfoss variable speed compressors for process cooling?
By using the Danfoss inverter compressor – a reliable compressor combined with a prequalified drive – the challenges involved in manufacturing applications like the above can be met.

Variable speed solutions adapt very quickly to cooling demand and keep the process at a precise set point (±0.2°C) despite varying ambient temperatures. If process parameters need to be changed, smooth and very precise temperature control is possible, as shown below in a comparison between close control using inverter compressors and using traditional on-off compressor technology.

In addition to precision temperature control, variable speed compressor solutions will be more energy efficient compared to traditional on-off compressor technology, especially when running in part-load conditions.

What are the benefits for your customers when they choose Danfoss inverter compressors?

  • The compressors can maintain stable and precise temperatures, improving process and equipment reliability 
  • Down time costs are reduced 
  • Part-load operation increases the overall efficiency of the system 
  • Start-up current requirement is low
  • There are significant energy savings

The most important benefits for customers

  • Precise temperature control achievable within ±0.2°C , improving processes, quality of products and equipment lifetime

Additional benefits

  • Innovation and development of new technologies made possible.
  • Increased market share achievable through more innovative products 
  • Greater ability to expand and grow.

 

Products

  • Turbocor® - TG - Danfoss
    Turbocor® - TG

    Danfoss Turbocor® model TG oil free compressors are available in four different models ranging from 40 tons to 150 tons / 140 kW to 540kW utilizing ultra-low GWP HFO1234ze.

  • Turbocor® - TT - Danfoss
    Turbocor® - TT

    Danfoss Turbocor® model TT oil free compressors are available in four different models ranging from 60 tons to 200 tons / 200 to 700 kW utilizing R134a or non-flammable, low GWP R513A. 

  • Turbocor® - VTT - Danfoss
    Turbocor® - VTT

    Danfoss Turbocor® model VTT oil free compressor is available with a capacity up to 400 tons / 1430 kW using R134a.  This compressor is designed for water and evaporative cooled chiller applications.

  • Inverter scrolls - VZH - Danfoss
    Inverter scrolls - VZH

    Danfoss inverter scroll compressor VZH offers effectiveness and reliability. Over 30% energy savings is possible in rooftops, chillers, close controls etc.

  • Danfoss VSH inverter scroll compressor
    Inverter scrolls - VSH

    Danfoss inverter scroll compressor solutions for commercial air conditioning and process-cooling applications. R410A, single units. VSH: first-generation commercial inverter scroll compressors with frequency converter CDS302. VZH: second-generation commercial inverter scroll compressors with frequency converter CDS303. VRJ: first high-tier residential inverter scroll compressors with frequency converter CDS801.

Case studies

  • Denmark's new climate-friendly hospitality giant depends on Turbocor® oil-free chiller
    Denmark's new climate-friendly hospitality giant depends on Turbocor® oil-free chiller

    The new Alsik hotel in Southern Denmark sets a higher standard in energy-efficiency and is built to reach 76% CO₂-neutrality. A main contributor is the 900-kW chillers by Clint (a company of G.I. Industrial Holding) which features award-winning Danfoss Turbocor oil-free compressors.

  • TT- Turbocor Danfoss
    Oil-free compressors maintain consistent performance over time

    Danfoss conducted a study to see how long term operation affected performance on Danfoss Turbocor® compressors. The results showed that oil-free, magnetic bearing compressors maintained consistent performance even after 10+ years of operation.

  • College comfort danfoss
    College comfort

    The benefits of inverter air conditioners include energy efficiency in buildings, lower energy consumption, running costs and impact on power grid, accurate comfort and high quality in process.

  • data center with inverter danfoss
    Data center cooling: efficient and reliable with inverter

    Example of data center cooling featuring inverter technology that reaches low PUE, saves energy and costs and secures data process.

  • Data center cooling danfoss
    Data center cooling

    A world leading company in wireless technologies opt for three 1,400-ton chillers powered by 21 Danfoss Turbocor™ compressors to improve efficiency and lower costs at data center.

  • hotel with chiller danfoss
    Hotel with chiller retrofit

    Inverter chiller retrofit brings huge savings in a five star hotel installation, operating and maintenance costs, with compact Danfoss inverter oil–free compressor Turbocor®.

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