THE 2020 INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS
Top row, left to right: Bhavnesh Patel, VP of Business Development, Infinitum Electric; Frank Ford, Director of Product Management, Danfoss; John Galyen, Chairman of AHRI; Darryl Boyce, ASHRAE President; Mark Stevens, Show Manager, AHR Expo; Chris Willette, President, Fresh-Aire UV; Aaron Engel, Vice-President Business Development, Fresh-Aire UV; Luc Dehon, Executive Director, MATELEX; Brandon Pritchard, Senior Manager Mechatronics Integration, Danfoss
Bottom row, left to right: Karsten Nielsen, Global VP Head of HX Supply Chain, Danfoss; Peter Dee, Sales Director Food Retail, North America, Danfoss; Robert Hemmerdinger, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Delta Controls; Ben Schuler, CEO, Infinitum Electric; Steven Tice, Vice President and General Manager, Residential Products, Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls, YORK® For Your Home; Doug Donovon, CEO, Interplay Learning; Kevin McNamara, SVP & Business Leader, LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA; Dr. Jin Yan, Senior Aerodynamics & Thermal Engineering Mgr, Danfoss
Innovation: Danfoss Interlaced Micro Channel Heat Exchanger (iMCHE)
The Danfoss Interlaced Micro Channel Heat Exchanger (iMCHE) integrates multiple circuits into a single coil. It works using a shared air heat transfer area and controlling each one independently by a multi-circuits system. The iMCHE uses a whole air side heat transfer when operating under partial load conditions to maximize efficiency. Based on the results of a recent case study, the IEER increased 18% when using the iMCHE solution. The iMCHE provides a compact and cost-effective solution for dual-circuit rooftop units. While public concern for climate change continues to increase and higher energy standards are predicted, the iMCHE allows equipment to easily meet new standards with low cost impact.
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