Compressors suited for use in some process applications as well as HVAC use were recognized in the 2022 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. 

In the Cooling category, Danfoss will receive an Innovation Award for its Turbocor VTCA400 compressor. The VTCA400 is an oil-free, variable-speed, magnetic bearing centrifugal compressor. It utilizes a hybrid compression design that is optimized for use with low GWP refrigerant R-1233zd, a hydrofluoroolefin, in water-cooled chiller applications. 

In the Sustainable Solutions category, Danfoss was named a finalist for its Turbocor TGS380 compressor. The TGS380 includes an expanded operating map to support applications with pressure ratios up to 5.7. This includes higher lift applications such as air-cooled chillers in hot ambient climates up to 125°F (52°C) and water-cooled heat recovery generating up to 145°F (63°C) process water. 

The annual awards competition selects its winners from “inventive and original products, systems and technologies” that will be on exhibit at AHR Expo, says organizers. Award categories include building automation, cooling, green building, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, refrigeration, software, tools and instruments, and ventilation.