Exploring new technologies with a keen interest in R&D – Danfoss

Anuraga Chandra, Head – Cooling Sales, India Region, Danfoss Industries gives an overview of the products and technologies recently launched by the company - By Ranjana Konatt, Editor (Brand Positioning).

There has been an increasing emphasis on the momentum in innovation through active research and development. The inclusion of new products is likely to drive the next wave of change in the industry. Anuraga Chandra, Head – Cooling Sales, India Region, Danfoss Industries says: “Danfoss seeks to align itself with the global vision of the United Nation’s goal of providing integrated cooling solutions across sectors, encompassing inter alia transition to natural refrigerants, enhancing the energy efficiency, safety, reliability and better technology.” This commitment is in lines with Danfoss’ partnership with UN SEforAll and its Cooling for All vision. “At Danfoss, we are greatly committed to increased industry-academia engagement to better enhance skill development among students. The impact of such an endeavour can be widespread when the industry at large adopts similar practices,” Chandra said.

An overview of the new products brought to the market by Danfoss: 
Danfoss Intelligent Purging System (IPS) 
The Danfoss Intelligent Purging System (IPS) is an automatic, self-contained operating unit that helps remove non-condensable gases in a safe, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly way. This helps maintain an optimum refrigeration capacity and system efficiency, allowing professionals to achieve maximum system performance. With its compact and cost-effective design (with few mechanical and electrical connection interfaces), easy installation and automatic purging functionality, the new Danfoss IPS help improve the operational safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of industrial refrigeration systems.

Danfoss Gas Detector 
The Danfoss Gas Detectors are based on a digital platform that delivers multiple communication and integration options for improved operational reliability, easy calibration and maintenance efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and regulatory compliance. The Danfoss Gas Detection Solution provides a high degree of flexibility when designing and building your gas detection system. The portfolio ranges from basic to heavy-duty models complemented by a range of accessories. Easy to replace and pre-calibrated sensors for plug and play replacement and service due notifications and information enabling optimized maintenance and planning are among the many features of this product.

Danfoss Plate Heat Exchanger  
The Danfoss Plate Heat Exchanger (semi-welded plate heat exchangers) are optimized for industrial applications such as Condensers, Flooded and Pumped Evaporators, Sub-Coolers, Desuperheaters, Superheaters, Economizers and Oil Coolers. It has a reliable design with operational safety and is easy to configure. The design has been verified through thermal and mechanical tests. Furthermore, each semi-welded plate cassette and fully assembled plate heat exchanger are thoroughly leak tested with helium before they leave the Danfoss factory. The product range includes the sizes SW19-SW59, with more to come, and can handle temperatures ranging from -40°C up to 120°C (-40°F up to 248°F) and pressure ranges up to 25 bar (300 psi). The SW19-59 range features excellent heat transfer capabilities via improved thermal performance due to optimized plate geometry supporting high turbulent flow enabling a compact design and supporting the lower charge. The new Gasket system improves plate pack stability. The new range is easy to service and maintain.

The EKE 400 
The EKE 400 is an application for industrial refrigeration applications which can control the operation of the valves and the fans for evaporators to achieve optimal cooling mode and defrost sequence for an efficient, safe and trouble-free operation of the evaporators, complying with IIAR1 safety recommendations for hot gas defrost. The EKE 400 controller is a dedicated controller for evaporators typically used in industrial refrigeration applications. EKE 400 will be able to manage the complete operation in cooling and defrost mode, which means that it can control the operation of the valves and fans for each evaporator and control and optimise defrost sequence and performance. It is applicable for defrosting flooded evaporators including Ammonia and CO2 and supports various defrost methods.

The ICFD
The ICFD is a product specially designed to improve defrost performance and reduce energy consumption. The ICFD Defrost Module is a compact liquid-based drain module packaged into Danfoss’ widely acknowledged ICF valve station. It is a formula that unites the well-known benefits of the Danfoss ICF technology with the most efficient defrost method known into a single state-of-the-art defrost solution for industrial refrigeration applications. Apart from improved defrost performance and reduced energy consumption, the ICFD has a broad application range, improved job site efficiency and easy system design.

The ICSH 2 Step Solenoid Valve 
The ICSH 2 Step Solenoid Valve for safe and soft gas injection is a very efficient and common method used within industrial refrigeration. This product exemplifies sound design practices, taking into account the safety risks caused by the slightest shifts in operating conditions. If not controlled carefully, the injection of hot gas into the evaporators may cause hydraulic shocks in the refrigeration system and represent a safety risk. Therefore, it is important to make the hot gas injection in a controlled and smooth way to ensure the maximum operation and system safety. Apart from improved safety features, the ICSH 2 Step Solenoid Valve Complies with latest IIAR safety recommendations on soft gas applications, is easy to upgrade and install as it is fully compatible with Danfoss ICV platform, has an easy system design with the Cool selector application tool, and most of all, its compact design is space-saving.