A panel of ASHRAE members in the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards program recognized several technologies appropriate for industrial process cooling applications.

Danfoss Enterprise Services and Danfoss CTM multi-ejector both won top honors in the building automation and refrigeration categories, respectively. Danfoss Turbocor TG compressor also earned an honorable mention in the green building category.

Turbocor TG compressors are oil-free, variable-speed, magnetic bearing centrifugal compressors designed to operate with refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP). They are designed for air- and water-cooled chillers ranging from 40 to 500 tons when manifolded or used in multiple circuits. According to the company, they provide optimum energy efficiency at full- and part-loads in a compact and lightweight footprint.

Additionally, several companies were recognized as finalists for their products that are appropriate for process cooling. They include Bitzer US Inc. and Johnson Controls in the cooling category; Orival Water Filters in the plumbing category; and Carel Industries and Chemours in the refrigeration category.