Danfoss is celebrating the opening of its application development center in Tallahassee, Florida. 

The facility includes laboratories designed to test residential and commercial HVAC equipment including rooftop units, chillers and heat pumps up to 150 tons. 

“Danfoss has a long tradition of innovation,” said Danfoss North America President John Galyen during Tuesday’s grand opening celebration. “This new application development center affirms our commitment to helping our customers engineer tomorrow and advance energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions. One of the major drivers behind this significant investment is the increasing federal regulations and testing requirements impacting the HVACR industry, including aggressive energy-efficiency standards from U.S. Department of Energy and new targets for environmentally friendly, low-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“This application development center will enable us to help our industry prepare for the transition by providing much-needed lab capacity to ensure compliance with evolving and future requirements,” he added.

The Tallahassee facility is one of several Danfoss application centers worldwide.

“Our objective is to make each of our application development centers a place where local Danfoss application experts work with our customers in a collaborative, innovative environment that accelerates technology and propels business,” said Stefan Pietrek, Danfoss’ senior director of global applications. “This ADC is designed to support testing specifically for the North American air-conditioning market.”