Honeywell has declared that its Solstice technology is supporting a new range of ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) scroll compressors designed and manufactured by Danfoss for heating and cooling applications.
The new compressors deliver improved energy efficiency over models based on R-410A while offering the same cooling capacity and similar footprint.
“Danfoss’ new DSG scroll compressors represent an industry breakthrough on many fronts, and allow customers to meet the most stringent sustainability, performance and safety targets,” said Ken West, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Fluorine Products. “Compared with R-410A-based solutions, the R-1234ze models tick three critical boxes where no other solution exists today: near carbon neutrality, high performance, and safety. Meanwhile, the R-515B models provide the only low GWP, non-flammable alternative to R-410A ideal for indoor applications.”
Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of heating, cooling and refrigeration solutions, will use Honeywell’s Solstice® ze (R-1234ze) and Solstice refrigerant® N15 (R-515B) refrigerants in its new DSG scroll compressor range for chiller and heat pumps used in commercial buildings, industrial processes, data centers and district heating/cooling applications.
With a GWP of less than 1, Solstice ze is 99.9 percent lower than R-410A and other HFCs. Solstice N15 (R-515B), a non-flammable, low-GWP solution, has a GWP lower than 300 and provides higher energy efficiency in the DSG compressor range than the R-410A models. Both refrigerants are based on Honeywell’s hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology.
The DSG compressors are specifically designed for medium pressure chillers to cool large buildings, infrastructure projects, district cooling/heating, and other applications. With this new compressor technology, the use of R-1234ze and R-515B will have the possibility to expand into OEM’s scroll chiller platforms
Honeywell is a world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of refrigerants that are sold worldwide under the Solstice® and Genetron® brand names for a range of applications, including refrigeration and building and automobile air conditioning.
Honeywell and its suppliers have completed a billion-dollar investment program in research and development and new capacity based on Honeywell’s hydrofluorolefin technology.
Worldwide adoption of Solstice products has avoided the potential release of more than 250 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, equal to eliminating the potential emissions from more than 52 million cars per year.