Daikin Recognized For Variable Volume Ratio Technology

Daikin is among those companies receiving a Manufacturing Leadership Award, produced by Frost & Sullivan.

Daikin Applied Americas has been recognized as a Manufacturing Leadership Award winner by Frost & Sullivan for outstanding achievement with its Variable Volume Ratio (VVR) technology.

As HVAC technologies evolve to better deliver higher efficiencies in building performance, lower cost, and less energy yielding a smaller carbon footprint, one problem has continued to challenged engineers: HVAC systems are often pressed to meet a building’s occupancy demands for varying conditions. Daikin addressed this challenge with the design and implementation of Variable Volume Ratio (VVR) technology in the new Pathfinder® air-cooled chiller.

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Daikin Pathfinder air-cooled chiller

With new VVR technology, the HVAC chiller’s compressor senses the amount of lift needed in any given moment, and adjusts the compression ratio automatically. The result is that the compressor works only as hard as it needs to; and facility operators don’t pay for over-compression which is likely occurring 95% of the time. VVR technology delivers optimal efficiency at any operating condition.

“VVR technology allows Daikin to offer our customers more flexibility, higher efficiency and a better overall chiller product,” says Rob Landes, chiller product manager, “Each individual customer’s needs are different and equally important; with VVR we can address each need in a highly reliable way.”

Produced by Frost & Sullivan, the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, now in their 13th year, honor companies and individual leaders that are influencing the future of global manufacturing. A full list of 2017 award winners can be found here.