Danfoss Announces Plans For New HVACR Development Center


Danfoss announced that they have invested on a new state-of-the-art laboratory that they can use for testing HVACR equipment. Aside from this, the new center will also facilitate trainings and act as a research and development facility for future innovation.

The Engineering Tomorrow application Development Center is a 22,00-square-foot facility and will be built in Tallahassee, Florida. It will be an expansion building of the company’s present where the manufacturing and engineering of Danfoss Turbocor oil-free, magnetic bearing compressors are housed.

According to John Galyen, the President of Danfoss North America, “One of the major drivers behind this significant investment is the increasing needs of our customers to comply with the unprecedented number of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) regulations and testing requirements. We feel it is critical for us to help our industry prepare for the transition ahead to meet low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant targets and higher energy efficiency levels. There is not enough existing lab capacity in the United States to meet the demands, so this investment will enable our customers to accelerate the path of their next generation equipment.”

The center will have three sets of psychrometric rooms with the ability to test air conditioning systems such as air-cooled chillers up to 150 tons and rooftop units and residential equipment from 2.5 to 50 tons.

“The investment in this Application Development Center coincides with the launch of a new global brand – Engineering Tomorrow – providing technologies and solutions that do more with less today and a broad portfolio and expertise to meet the world’s growing set of challenges in infrastructure, a safe food supply, energy efficiency, and low-GWP, climate-friendly solutions. Toward that end, we are helping the industry prepare for the regulation and standards shaping our future,” Galyen added.

The Danfoss Group is a producer of services and products in the HVACR industry worldwide. Their products and services are used in areas such as heating buildings, cooling food, air conditioning, compressors, controlling electric motors, and powering mobile machinery. It is also an active player in the solar and wind power field and district cooling and heating infrastructure that focuses on cities and urban communities.