Danfoss Hosts Florida Congressman Southerland to Discuss Energy Efficiency Technologies and Local Economic Impact
Danfoss Hosts Florida Congressman Southerland to Discuss
Energy Efficiency Technologies and Local Economic Impact
Rep. Southerland’s visit to Danfoss Turbocor’s manufacturing facility in Tallahassee, Fla., included a tour to showcase the company’s high-efficiency variable speed centrifugal compressors
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of variable speed, oil-free, magnetic bearing centrifugal compressors and other high efficiency components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and motion systems, recently welcomed Florida Congressman Steve Southerland (R – 2nd District) to its facility in Tallahassee, Fla., to discuss how the advancement of energy-efficient technologies – and the resulting reduction in energy use – can impact the industry, the economy, jobs, and local communities.
During the meeting, Congressman Southerland addressed Danfoss employees, emphasizing the importance of energy-efficient technologies in the creation of jobs and as catalysts of strong economic development.
The company’s Tallahassee facility is dedicated to the engineering and manufacturing of its Danfoss Turbocor variable speed, oil-free, magnetic bearing centrifugal compressors used around the world in HVACR applications, including high-performance commercial and government buildings such as schools, hospitals, and data centers.
“Danfoss is investing and growing in this region,” commented Ricardo Schneider, president and CEO, Danfoss Turbocor. “We’ve established a strong relationship of collaboration with Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory – also known as Maglab, the world’s largest high-power magnet laboratory, to develop new materials and manufacturing processes. We’re also working with FSU to conduct research on experimental aerodynamic technologies and materials. Not only are we dedicated to advancing technology, but we also strive to stimulate other employers in the region through the development of modern, high-tech, environmentally-sustainable industry.”
He further explained that, as a net exporter, Danfoss Turbocor is helping to achieve balance of trade in the United States.
The meeting concluded with a tour of Danfoss Turbocor’s production area, where employees were able to show the Congressman how the compressors are manufactured and operate.
Frank Ford, product manager at Danfoss Turbocor, explained the benefits of the company’s technology. “According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, buildings account for 36 percent of total energy use, 65 percent of electricity consumption, and 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. But, a recent study published by the GSA found that Danfoss Turbocor compressors can contribute high efficiency at low cooling loads – resulting in as much as 42 percent energy savings annually.”
“Energy demand will only continue to increase – and energy efficiency is an important solution to improving energy productivity, the economy, and national security,” remarked Schneider. “Centrifugal compressors – like those we engineer here at Danfoss Turbocor – are a proven technology that can make and are making an impact both nationally and locally.”
“I couldn’t be more impressed with the ingenuity and cutting-edge technology that is being developed right here in North Florida,” said Rep. Southerland. “Danfoss Turbocor is a strong economic partner for our region, and I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as this relationship continues to grow.”
Globally, Danfoss employs approximately 22,000 people and has 80 years of experience in commercial air conditioning and refrigeration.
Danfoss Turbocor Facts:
- 1993: Turbocor established as Research & Development hub
- 2001: Installed the world’s 1st oil-free HVAC compressor
- 2004: Joint venture established with Danfoss and Turbocor
- 2008: Established operations in Tallahassee
- 2013: Became a wholly-owned Danfoss company
- 2013: Introduced the first centrifugal compressor to use ultra-low-GWP refrigerant R-1234ze
- 2014: Introduced a new VTT Series of compressors with IntraFlowTM technology for large tonnage chiller applicationsFor more information about Danfoss Turbocor, please visit www.turbocor.com.
For more information about Danfoss Turbocor, please visit www.turbocor.com.
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Danfoss is a world-leading supplier of technologies that meet the growing need for food supply, energy efficiency, climate-friendly solutions and modern infrastructure. The company’s wide range of products and services are used in areas such as cooling food, air conditioning, heating buildings, controlling electric motors and powering mobile machinery. The company also is active in the field of solar and wind power as well as district heating and cooling infrastructure for cities and urban communities. Danfoss was founded in 1933 in Nordborg, Denmark. Today, the Group employs around 22,500 employees and sells its products in more than 100 countries around the world. Read more about Danfoss at www.danfoss.us. Learn about its energy-efficient solutions at http://www.danfoss.com/SolutionsReady/.
With sales offices and production facilities located throughout North America, Danfoss has the local support necessary to help our customers solve their greatest challenges. Through EnVisioneeringSM, Danfoss creates engaged partnerships with our customers by combining engineering innovation to develop products and solutions that are energy efficient and environmentally responsible, while also helping to reduce emissions and ensure sustainable business growth. For more information about EnVisioneering, visit www.envisioneering.danfoss.com.