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Danfoss inverter scrolls now offered with IDV technology

Danfoss Inverter scrolls

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Danfoss first developed the VZH inverter scroll compressor range in response to environmental and energy challenges. Delivering superior efficiency, precision, and 4:1 continuous modulation ratio, VZH compressors are suitable for commercial air-conditioning and process cooling applications where low energy consumption are required. The third generation of the VZH variable speed scroll compressors adds innovative Intermediate Discharge Valves (IDVs) in all models, boosting the line’s part-load cooling performance. 

Through its VZH compressors, Danfoss offers the widest range of variable speed scroll compressors commercially available on the market. VZH compressors are qualified for use in tandem configuration to further extend the capacity range. 

VZH compressors use variable speed technology to deliver precise cooling and humidity management, low start-up current, and high energy efficiency to address the challenges of meeting today’s energy regulations. The level of precision offered by VZH performs best in demanding, energy-intensive applications with load variations. 

The new third-generation VZH compressors retains the strengths of previous generations with the added benefits that come with IDV technology (for 13-TR to 26-TR compressors). IDVs reduce excessive refrigerant compression under part-load conditions while maintaining the same cooling capacity as standard air-conditioning systems. They adapt the effort of the motor to the pressure conditions in the system, opening when the operating pressure ratio falls below the built-in pressure ratio and the pressure inside the scroll pocket exceeds the condensing pressure. This reduces the effort of the motor and its electrical consumption, improving the system’s seasonal energy efficiency. 

The new VZH compressors are backward compatible with previous generations of Danfoss VZH scrolls, reducing complexity and minimizing any need for redesign and requalification. 

The Danfoss VZH line with IDV technology offers a single solution with a wide operating map for multiple applications that would otherwise require different optimizations and compressor models, reducing complexity and simplifying inventory management. 

Looking forward, the Danfoss VZH range is expected to be qualified for use with low-GWP refrigerants R-452B and R- 454B in early 2020, with R-32 following soon after. 

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy. Our solutions are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today Danfoss holds market-leading positions, employing 27,000 and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family. Read more about us at www.danfoss.com. 

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