Danfoss has been recognized by a panel of ASHRAE members in the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards program. Danfoss Enterprise Services and Danfoss CTM multi-ejector both won top honors in the building automation and refrigeration categories, respectively. In the green building category, the Danfoss Turbocor TG compressor was named an Honorable Mention.
Winner: Danfoss Enterprise Services
As the winner in the award competition’s building automation category, Danfoss Enterprise Services is a cloud-based service delivery platform tailored to supermarket and other food-retail applications that collects a range of data points from connected devices to provide insight into HVACR operations, energy management and usage, benchmarking, and food safety.
Danfoss Enterprise Services provides real-time information to monitor equipment alarms, compressor status, leak detection, food temperatures, and refrigerant levels. Other services are also available for energy baselining and benchmarking usage, demand response, and remote assist to promote maximized energy efficiency and savings, while helping to troubleshoot and adjust overall HVACR system functions.
This service helps facility personnel, store owners and management make decisions to increase energy efficiencies and cost savings, optimize food safety, and reduce environmental footprint by utilizing connected devices and data.
Winner: Danfoss CTM ejectors
An electrically controlled multi-ejector designed for the warm climate operation of transcritical CO2 systems in commercial refrigeration applications, the Danfoss CTM ejector was named the winner in the award competition’s refrigeration category.
Capable of recovering energy while controlling the high pressure of the transcritical application, the Danfoss CTM ejector delivers value to the application through improvements in energy efficiency. This is accomplished by employing energy recovered from the gas cooler and transferring it to increase the pressure of gas being compressed by parallel compressors, thus reducing overall compressor load.
As a commercially viable solution engineered to overcome energy penalties associated with operating transcritical CO2 systems in high ambient temperatures, the CTM ejector also eliminates the need for redundant refrigeration systems.
Honorable Mention: Danfoss Turbocor TG compressors
As a honorable mention in the program’s green building category, Danfoss Turbocor TG compressors are an oil-free, variable speed, magnetic bearing centrifugal compressor to operate with refrigerants that have a low global warming potential.
Designed for air- and water-cooled chillers ranging from 40 to 500-plus tons when manifolded and/or used in multiple circuits, the Danfoss Turbocor TG compressor series provides energy efficiency at full- and part-loads in a compact footprint. Originally introduced with environmentally-friendly HFO1234ze, the TG series includes compressor capacities ranging from 40 to 150 tons and also accommodates new refrigerant blends, allowing customers to meet their flammability and capacity requirements while still providing a reduced GWP solution.
As part of the Danfoss Turbocor family, the TG compressor series combines the efficiency, sound, and maintenance benefits of all Turbocor compressors with an alternative for chiller systems that addresses both energy efficiency and refrigerant regulations and standards. At the 2015 AHR Expo, Danfoss Turbocor VTT series of compressors was given the award competition’s top honors as the Product of the Year.
The annual awards competition honors products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) in the categories of: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & instruments; and ventilation.
Winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value, and market impact.
Award winners will be recognized in a formal ceremony during the 2017 AHR Expo, which takes place January 30-February 1, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.