Danfoss’ Turbocor VTT Compressor Recognized as One of the Edison Awards Finalists


The Edison Awards recognized Danfoss’ Turbocor VTT (Variable Twin Turbo) line of compressors as a finalist for the 2017 Award in the Energy and Sustainability category. The awards distinguish innovation, ingenuity, and creativity in the economy worldwide.

The Danfoss Turbocor VTT compressors are oil-free, magnetic-bearing centrifugal compressors that are perfect for commercial air conditioning or process cooling chillers up to 1,000 tons or more. These types of compressors are made for water-cooled chillers with 350 tons per compressor capacity. Achrnews reported that the Turbocor VTT series features IntraFlow, an advanced and patent-pending technology that enhances efficiency. It also provides an extended stable operating range while streamlining capacity control. Intraflow excludes the need for inlet guide vanes or mechanical variable geometry diffusers, which enables VTT compressors to extend both superior full-load and part-load performance. It also allows chiller manufacturers to attain the latest efficiency standards.

The oil-free compressors allow the end users to have lower maintenance costs than conventional systems, which can be damaged from repair chronic lubrication problems.

In 2015, the Danfoss Turbocor VTT compressors were also recognized as the AHR Expo Product of the Year. In the same year, the Alliance to Save Energy awarded Danfoss the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency for its groundbreaking Turbocor technology.

Danfoss North America President John Galyen stated, “Buildings today consume as much as 40 percent of our total energy use, primarily for heating and cooling. For more than 80 years, Danfoss has been dedicated to engineering and is continuing to invest in innovative technologies that improve the efficiency of some of our most energy-intensive processes and equipment. We are honored to be recognized as a finalist in the prestigious Edison Awards for this truly impactful technology.”

The President of Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Ricardo Schneider said, “Over the past 12 years, Danfoss has saved U.S. energy users more than $630 million in energy costs through our Turbocor compressors alone. We are very passionate about improving energy efficiency and believe the Turbocor VTT range of compressors will only continue to amplify the impact we, along with our customers, are making in the U.S. and around the world.”

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