Danfoss recently opened the first test chamber of its new Engineering Tomorrow Application Development Center in Tallahassee, Florida. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to inaugurate the chamber, which can accommodate air-conditioning systems up to 12.5 tons.
A state-of-the-art laboratory for the testing of HVACR equipment, Danfoss’ new customer Application Development Center will, in total, feature three sets of psychrometric rooms capable of testing air-conditioning systems, including residential equipment and rooftop units from 2.5 to 50 tons and air-cooled chillers up to 150 tons.
“One of the major drivers behind the significant investment in this Application Development Center is the increasing federal regulations and testing requirements impacting the HVACR industry, including aggressive energy-efficiency standards from U.S. Department of Energy and new targets for environmentally friendly, low-GWP refrigerants from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America. “This Application Development Center will allow us to help our industry prepare for the transition ahead by providing much needed lab capacity to ensure compliance.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony also included a facility tour hosted by Danfoss’ Alice Riemer, director, global laboratories and Gregory Handzel, manager of the Application Development Center.
The Center’s other two test chambers—one for up to 50 ton and another for up to 150 ton systems—will open in the coming months. The Application Development Center is expected to be fully operational in early 2017.