The latest “road show” sessions in Danfoss’ Technology Theater provided small-group training for HVACR contractors and technicians, consulting-specifying engineers, and students on high-efficiency technologies for commercial air-conditioning and refrigeration, including thermostatic and electronic expansion valves, pressure and temperature controls, and variable speed compressors.
The one-day sessions, hosted by Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and motion control systems, featured educational presentations from Danfoss’ technology experts and were held in Long Beach, Calif.; Las Vegas; Boston; and New York City.
High-efficiency technologies take center stage
- In his presentations on thermostatic and electronic expansion devices, Jeff Staub, application engineering manager at Danfoss, explained how TXVs and TEVs are designed, how they should be installed and serviced, and how to calculate subcooling and superheat. He also provided participants with an overview on pressure and temperature controls, including a discussion on ideal applications like supermarkets and instructions on how to set the controls.
- Greg Polk, business development manager – variable speed, Danfoss, discussed the importance of and need for variable speed technology, referencing the convergence of trends like energy efficiency, intelligent systems, and environmental consciousness and the resulting opportunities for efficient, sustainable solutions. In his presentation, he explained how variable speed compressors can help manage peak utility demand, reduce energy use, and improve overall occupant comfort.
- To discuss the benefits of the oil-free, variable speed technology behind Danfoss Turbocor centrifugal compressors, Jose Alvares, director of sales for Danfoss Turbocor, and Ken Koehler, Danfoss Turbocor account manager, presented participants with facts on how the use of oil impacts energy efficiency and system complexity, as well as an explanation on the performance of magnetic bearing technology.
“At Danfoss, we are committed to providing the HVACR industry with the highest level of training to help ensure that the workforce of today – and tomorrow – is well-equipped to design, install, and service high-efficiency systems and the latest technologies,” said John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America. “The Danfoss Technology Theater brings our technical experts to you in small, engaging sessions. We hope that each attendee is able to walk away from the session having learned something new and that the new knowledge can be applied immediately in his/her daily work.”
Danfoss Technology Theater sessions are free of charge and part of Danfoss Learning, an online resource that offers an extensive catalogue of virtual and face-to-face courses. The technology sessions are ideal for HVACR contractors, OEMs, and consulting-specifying engineers.
For more information, please visit http://www.danfoss.com/North_America/BusinessAreas/Refrigeration+and+Air+Conditioning/TechnologyTheaterTour/TheaterTour.