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Danfoss Seminar Showcases Real-World Benefits of AB-QM Pressure Independent Control Valve Technology

BALTIMORE — Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and motion systems, recently held the first in a series of regional seminars on the new Danfoss AB-QM pressure independent control valve (PICV) at its Training Center near Baltimore. More than 40 consulting engineers from the Baltimore-Washington, DC, area attended to learn about the many benefits associated with the unique HVAC product, including its ability to offer substantial energy savings.

Led by Miha Kavcic, product portfolio director at Danfoss and one of the world’s experts in the field of PICV technology, the event included a professional demonstration panel that mimics a real heating and cooling application in a multi-story building. The application is set up to be controlled by both a traditional valve setup, including manual balancing valves or flow-limiting valves, and by AB-QM PICVs in order to show the difference in performance. The demonstration panel is fully supported by software so that seminar participants could see changes in flow and pressure in real-time.

Additionally, the interactive seminar allowed participants to input their own values representing system pressure, system load, room load and more to be able to see and compare system performance between a traditional design and an AB-QM design in a way that was relevant to their work.

The AB-QM pressure independent control valve (PICV) from Danfoss blends two conventional system components, the balancing valve and the control valve, into one compact valve to provide a cost-effective means to ensure design flow at each terminal coil regardless of system differential pressure fluctuations. Achieving design flow at all times results in better control and comfort levels, as well as energy savings since over-flow conditions are eliminated. Because this valve takes the place of two conventional valves, there is very little project price increase, so the payback period is short.

“We developed this seminar to substantiate with consulting engineers the significant improvements in control and energy use that this technology provides to commercial buildings,” commented Lyle Moroz, a divisional vice president at Danfoss. “The demonstration panel used in the seminar really helps to drive home this point, and we received great feedback about the effectiveness and relevance of this approach.”

Danfoss is planning to hold similar seminars in other parts of the United States throughout 2012.

For more information on Danfoss AB-QM technology, please visit www.ABQMvalves.com.

About Danfoss:

Danfoss is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and motion systems. We operate in more than 100 countries, employ 25,740 people, and hold more than 1,800 patents on a wide range of products. Our innovative, reliable products are backed by local sales and support to help our customers solve their greatest challenges. With its visionary and committed employees, Danfoss meets the needs of its customers through its EnVisioneeringSM partnerships. EnVisioneering focuses on developing new technologies for sustainable business growth through engineering innovation, energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. For more information about Danfoss, visit: www.danfoss.us. For more information about EnVisioneering, visit: www.envisioneering.danfoss.com.

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