Danish component manufacturer Danfoss was named the winner of three 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards, including one in the refrigeration category for its CO2 Adaptive Liquid Management (CALM) system.
Danfoss also won awards in the cooling category for its Interlaced Micro Channel Heat Exchanger (iMCHE), and in the green buildingcategory for itsTurbocor TG490 compressor. Danfoss was named a finalist in the building automation category for its VLT condition-based monitoring.
All together winners were announced in 10 industry categories by AHR Expo Show Management for their innovative contribution to HVAC&R. Other categories include heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, software, tools & instruments, and ventilation,
The winning products, technologies and systems from each award category will be formally recognized during the 2020 AHR Expo, Feb. 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, one of the category winners will be recognized as the most inventive and original product and will receive the 2020 Product of the Year Award. The ceremony is open to all expo attendees and is slated for Tuesday, February 4, at 1:00 pm EST.
“Danfoss is committed to bringing innovation and next generation solutions to the market to help our customers and industry improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and meet climate regulations,” said John Galyen, President, Danfoss North America, in a statement. “Winning three awards this year is a testament to our investments and we look forward to working with our industry partners to deploy these solutions in the HVACR market.”
Danfoss’s CALM system combines its liquid ejector and adaptive liquid- control case controller algorithm to fully utilize the evaporator surface in display cases and cold rooms cooled by CO2 refrigeration.This technology provides, without equipment change, up to 10% greater energy efficiency in addition to the energy saving inherent of CO2 refrigeration, said Danfoss.
The CALM system works by pulling liquid refrigerant from the suction side and injecting it into the evaporator of display cases and cold rooms. It aims to assist customers in making the transition to climate-friendly refrigerants while saving energy, maintaining system reliability and ensuring food safety, Danfoss said.
“CO2 Adaptive Liquid Management is the next generation in energy-saving technology that provides up to a 10% energy savings, in any climate, and all year round,” said James K. Knudsen, North America Food Retail Segment Leader at Danfoss.
Finalists in the refrigeration category included:Emerson for its Copeland End-to-End Solution for Micro-Distributed Architectures; Fresh-Aire UV for its Ice UV-LED Disinfection System for Ice-Machines; and Sporlan Division – Parker Hannifan for its SCS-PB Superheat Control System for Pulse Width Valve with Bluetooth feature.
Finalists in the cooling category included: Baltimore Aircoil for its Nexus Modular Hybrid Cooler; Smardt Chiller Group for its G-class 515B Low GWP Chiller; and Vertiv for its Liebert VRC Rack Cooling System.
Finalists in the green building category included: Aeroseal for its AeroBarrier: air sealing technology; Arctic Chiller Group for its EcoTherm modular simultaneous heating and cooling Heat Pump; and Baltimore Aircoil for its HXV Hybrid Cooler.
CO2 Adaptive Liquid Management is the next generation in energy-saving technology that provides up to a 10% energy savings, in any climate, and all year round.James K. Knudsen, Danfoss