COMPASS - helps you find a Danfoss alternative

COMPASS is a software program that helps you to find the best Danfoss alternative for compressors for replacement. The purpose of COMPASS is to provide a direct comparison between Danfoss and competitor products.

 

COMPASS

Try COMPASS

Find your best Danfoss alternative for compressor replacement by trying COMPASS from the link below.

Select compressors to find the best Danfoss compressor alternative for the existing compressor model in your system.

How it works

Quick Guide:

1. Search for Text: Enter the model designation or code number- active or discontinued, partial or complete.
2. You can select the Application area, but it is not mandatory.
3. Select the Refrigerant. This is not absolutely necessary, but it will limit the list of possible models.
4. If you know the manufacturer, you can select this.
6. If you want to further limit the search select the technology.

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Software guidelines

Please note that all values calculated and components selected by this software must be verified by the user. The user must also ensure that installation conditions comply with professional standards and legislation before making a selection.

Please also refer to our disclaimer below.

Rating conditions

The below rating conditions was used for cooling capacity processing:

SI No. Application Rating temperature (SI units) Rating temperature (imperial units)
1 Low Back Pressure (LBP) -35°C/40°C/rgt20°C/sub 0 (EN 12 900)
Evaporating temperature: -35°C
Ambient temperature: +40°C
Return Gas Temperature: 20°C
Subcooling: 0°C
-25°F/105°F/rgt40°F/sub 0 (ARI 540 LBP)
Evaporating temperature: -25°F
Ambient temperature: +105°F
Return Gas Temperature: 40°F Subcooling: 0°F
2 Medium Back Pressure (MBP) -10°C/45°C/rgt20°C/sub 0 (EN 12 900)
Evaporating temperature: -10°C
Ambient temperature: +45°C
Return Gas Temperature: 20°C
Subcooling: 0°C
20°F/120°F/rgt65°F/sub 0 (ARI 540 MBP)
Evaporating temperature: 20°F
Ambient temperature: 120°F
Return Gas Temperature: 65°F
Subcooling: 0°F
3 High Back Pressure (HBP) +5°C/50°C/rgt20°C/sub 0 (EN 12 900)
Evaporating temperature: +5°C
Ambient temperature: +50°C
Return Gas Temperature: 20°C
Subcooling: 0°C
45°F/130°F/rgt65°F/sub 0 (ARI 540 HBP)
Evaporating temperature: 45°F
Ambient temperature: 130°F
Return Gas Temperature: 65°F
Subcooling: 0°F

 

Guide to brand names

The following brand names have been grouped as follows:

Danfoss => Maneurop / Danfoss 
Tecumseh => Unité Hermétique / UH / Tecumseh
Unidad hermetica => Electrolux => ACC => Huayi Compressor Barcelona => Cubigel
Criteria to define a Danfoss alternative

Application
Refrigerant
Manufacturer
Electrical data
Technology (Hermetic or Scroll)

Compressors with a scale of +10% or ±20% in the cooling capacity may be proposed as best matching alternatives.

Rules used to replace a refrigerant
Refrigerant Application Replacement refrigerant
R12 All R426a
R12 All R134a
R12 AC R407C
R12 M/LBP R404A
R502 All R404A
R22 AC R407C
R22 M/LBP R404A
R22 M/LBP R407A7F
R600a All R134a
R290 AC R407C
R290 M/LBP R404A
R134a AC R407C
R134a M/LBP R404A
R407C AC R410A
R407C M/LBP R404A
R404A All R407A/F
R407A All R407A/F
R407F All R407A/F
R410A All R410A

 

Application areas
AC Air conditioning
HP Heat pump
HBP High back pressure
HMBP High-Medium back pressure
HMLBP High-Medium-Low back pressure
MBP Medium back pressure
LBP Low back pressure
MLBP Medium-Low back pressure

 

Glossary
1ph Single phase
3ph Three phase
1ph-RSIR Single phase with a start relay
1phCSIR Single phase with a start relay & start capacitor
1phCSR Single phase with a start relay & start capacitor & permanent capacitor
MO Mineral oil
POE Polyolester oil
PVE Polyvinylester oil
AB Alkyl Benzene

 

Disclaimer

Values calculated and the performance of the products proposed by this software must be verified by the user. Danfoss can accept no responsibility for possible errors in the COMPASS program.

Danfoss reserves the right to alter its products without notice. This applies to products already on order provided that such alterations can be made without sub sequential changes being necessary in specifications already agreed. All trademarks in this material are the property of the respective companies.

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