SPR 2018

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Danfoss wins Product of the Year award at AHR Expo Innovation was pervasive at the 2018 AHR Expo, and leading the field were the 10 winners of the 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards, recognized in a cer- emony honoring their achieve- ments. Selected from this group and announced at the event as the 2018 Product of the Year was the green building category innovation winner Danfoss for its Turbocor TTH/TGH High Lift Compressor. Danfoss Tur- bocor models feature oil-free, variable speed, magnetic bear- ing operation for full- and part- load efficiency, low vibration and sound, a small footprint and reduced maintenance. In air-cooled chillers, the compressors can support operation at high ambient tem- peratures with pressure ratios as high as 6.2, which facilitates a greater 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 applica- tions, 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. "It is a tremendous honor to have been recognized once again by the HVACR industry for our commitment to advanc- ing energy efficiency through innovative engineering," said Ricardo Schneider, president, Danfoss Turbocor Compres- sors. "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 invest- ment in R&D and innovation, we are helping to engineer tomorrow." Winners in the AHR Expo Innovation Awards program were selected based on innova- tive design, creativity, applica- tion, value and market impact. The award ceremony was held Jan. 23 during the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago, Illinois. For more details, visit ahrexpo.com. spotlight /AHR awards THIS YEAR'S WINNERS AND FINALISTS: TO LEARN MORE, CIRCLE ON CARD OR ENTER ID NUMBER AT HVACPPRODUCTS.COM/MARKET. 1. REFRIGERATION Winner: Chemours — Opteon XP44 Refrigerant (R-452A) #100 Finalists: Carel Industries S.p.A. (HEEZ control and management solution); Emerson (fractional horse- power low-temperature Copeland Scroll compressor) 2. HEATING Winner: Calefactio — The One, a three-in-one expansion tank, air and dirt separator #101 Finalists: Cleaver-Brooks (Cleaver-Brooks ClearFire- CE hydronic boiler); Johnson Controls (York Affinity YZV 20 SEER variable capacity heat pump); WaterFurnace International (Versatec vari- able speed water source/ geothermal heat pump) 3. TOOLS AND INSTRUMENTS Winner: Fluke Corporation — Fluke T6 Electrical Tester #102 Finalists: GrayWolf Sensing Solutions (GrayWolf's DirectSense II smart probes/ sensor); Milwaukee Tool (102 x 77 Spot infrared imager); SuperCool Slide Rule (line- set saver cleaning device) 4. GREEN BUILDING Winner: Danfoss — Turbocor TTH/TGH High Lift Compressor #103 Finalists: International Wastewater Systems Inc. (Piranha HC thermal energy recovery hot wa- ter production system); Nexus Valve (Pressure Step Deaerator); Regal (NovaMAX Motor – 600 rpm); Smardt Chiller Group (Smardt Solar Integrated Chiller) 5. BUILDING AUTOMATION Winner: Setra Systems — Setra Flex, a complete room monitoring and control solution #104 Finalists: Belimo Americas (6-way electronic pressure independent valve); Cielo WiGle Inc. (Breez: smart controller for ductless air-conditioning systems); Emerson (Site Supervisor facility control platform) 6. VENTILATION Winner: Triatek — Stable Vortex II fume hood #105 Finalists: Regal (UlteMAX Axial PM Motor); Titus (TJD, OMNI diffuser); Ziehl- Abegg (ZAbluefin bionic, high-efficiency impeller) 7. COOLING Winner: Emerson — Copeland Scroll, a two- stage compressor #106 Finalists: Delta Cooling Towers (Delta antimicro- bial cooling tower); Johnson Controls (York Affinity YXV 20 SEER variable capacity air conditioner); Ziehl-Abegg (ZAvblue centrifugal fan) 8. PLUMBING Winner: AquaMotion Inc.— Aqua-Flash under- sink hot water recircu- lation system #107 Finalists: Caleffi Hydronic Solutions (Legiomix elec- tronic mixing valve with disinfection); John Guest USA (JG ProLock twist- to-lock fitting system) 9. SOFTWARE Winner: Regal — Browning Toolbox Technician motor efficiency calculator for Apple and Android platforms #108 Finalists: Coolfront Technologies (Coolfront mobile flat rate pricing app); LG Electronics USA (LG Air Conditioning Technical Solution Revit drawing plug- in); SuperCool Slide Rule (SuperCool HVAC app) 10. INDOOR AIR QUALITY Winner: Spartan Bioscience — Spartan Legionella Detection System #109 Finalists: AAF Flanders (Sensor360 filtration moni- tor); Addison (linear capac- ity, dedicated outdoor air system); Johnson Controls (Glas smart thermostat) And the Winner Is … 1 3 7 2 4 6 10 8 5 9 Danfoss was recognized with the Product of the Year award during the 2018 AHR Expo for its Turbocor TTH/TGH high-lift compressors. HVACPproducts.com HVAC & Plumbing Product News \ Spring 2018 10

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