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 high-efficiency, oil-free compressor option for air-cooled chiller, heat recovery, and water-to-water heat pump applications, the 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 wider 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 Danfoss Turbocor TTH/TGH compressors offer 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 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 honor to have been recognized once again by the HVACR industry for our commitment to advancing energy efficiency through innovative engineering,” says 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.