Danfoss Turbocor VTT Gains Recognition

At the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago this year, a well-known and leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for HVAC, Danfoss, was awarded top honors.  A panel of judges named Danfoss’ Turbocor VTT series of compressors its “Product of the Year”.  This award is given to one of the year’s 10 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners, and was announced during the award presentation ceremony on January 27th.  Previously, Danfoss Turbocor VTT series of compressors had been named the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award winner in the “Green Building” category.

Jeremy Bednarsh Danfoss Turbocor

Danfoss Turbocor VTT

Intended for water-cooled chillers and with a capacity of 350 tons per compressor, Turbocor VTT compressors are oil-free, with variable speed and magnetic bearing centrifugal compressors ideal for commercial air-conditioning or process cooling chillers reaching up to 1,000 tons or more.  Turbocor VTT series introduces “IntraFlow”, an innovative, patent-pending technology meant to improve efficiency and prove extended stable operating ranges while also simplifying capacity control.  IntraFlow eliminates the need for inlet guide vanes or mechanical variable geometry diffusers, which allows VTT compressors to offer both superior full-load and part-load performance and enable chiller manufacturers to achieve the latest in efficiency standards.

The compressors also feature an exclusive new drive technology, the result of integrated R&D efforts that blend Danfoss’ extensive expertise and capabilities in high-efficiency compressors and variable frequency drives for the HVACR industry.  The VTT drive offers superior reliability and performance in just a small frame size, thanks to refrigerant-controlled heat removal.  Since these compressors are oil-free, users ultimately experience lower maintenance costs than are typically associated with systems that can suffer from repair chronic lubrication problems.  This marks both the third and fourth times that Danfoss has been recognized in the AHR Expo Innovation Awards, as well as the first time that a Turbocor product has been named “Product of the Year”.  All in all, Danfoss has been recognized 19 times in the past 12 years in the Innovation Awards Program, more than any other HVACR manufacturer.