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Danfoss Turbocor issues statement on HFO refrigerant use

Danfoss Turbocor Compressors has now issued a statement clearly setting out that HFO refrigerants should not be used with its compressors.

The strong statement comes in response to the news that HFO Turbomiser chillers are now being developed that incorporate its Turbocor units.

DTC said: “Danfoss Turbocor Compressors are not qualified to operate with HFO1234ze, and the company does not warrant its products with HFO1234ze. As the originator and world leader of the oil-free, magnetic bearing centrifugal compressor technology, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors is actively engaged in research regarding the capabilities of many emerging refrigerants. However, it is premature to commercialise Turbocor products with HFO1234ze because of concerns for reliability, performance, materials compatibility, safety code compliance and refrigerant infrastructure support for this new refrigerant. These are issues the Company takes very seriously. “

The company went onto say that any announcements on availability of its products with new refrigerants will be made directly by Danfoss Turbocor Compressors.

“The company is committed to providing reliable, energy-efficient and environmentally responsible compressors and believes that current HFC134a models represent a best-in-class sustainable value to customers.”

Customers wanting further information should visit the Danfoss Turbocor website at www.turbocor.com.

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