Danfoss Turbocor held a grand opening of its new 145,000-square-foot production facility in Tallahassee, Florida, on May 29, 2024. The $62 million investment will double the manufacturing capacity for Turbocor oil-free centrifugal, magnetic-bearing, variable-speed compressors, with the ability to expand capacity even further. This report will recap the celebration and plant tour while sharing perspective from the attendees and host.

This article explores the distinction between standard system controls and holistic controls for highly efficient process cooling systems. Examples of high performance controls features and implementations are provided, and screening questions are listed for initial investigation of existing system and potential new systems.

A total of 1,875 exhibitors spread across 527,520 square feet, and 120 free educational sessions drew 48,034 total attendees. Driven by decarbonization and green transition megatrends, this event highlighted the global refrigerant transition; adoption of heat pumps; integration of building automation systems and AI; and optimization of the energy/water nexus in applied equipment. This article recaps the response and innovation from manufacturers of chillers, cooling towers and related equipment.  

Back in the 1980’s, when most female high school students may have been dreaming of becoming a teacher, a nurse or other more traditional ‘female’ roles, Angela Sherman had her heart set on becoming a sales engineer and running her own business.