Danfoss Introduces 450-ton Turbocor VTX1600 Compressor

Danfoss has announced the launch of its highest-capacity oil-free compressor yet – bringing the benefits of Danfoss Turbocor magnetic bearing technology to larger water-cooled chillers.

The Danfoss Turbocor VTX1600 oil-free, centrifugal compressor with magnetic bearing technology. 

With a nominal capacity rating of 450 tons/1,600 kW, the Danfoss Turbocor VTX1600 is well placed to bring efficiency and long-lasting performance to larger applications like hospitals, data centers and university campuses. Multiple configurations, delivering capacities in excess of 3,600 tons/12,600 kW, are possible.

The VTX1600 is built around the same Turbocor technology that’s proven so effective in more than 80,000 chillers worldwide – delivering high efficiency, low maintenance, and low noise, with zero performance degradation over the compressor’s life.

Like all Danfoss Turbocor compressors, it’s built in the USA and China to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards, with unparalleled service and support from the world’s leading supplier of oil-free compressor technology. The permanent magnet synchronous motor and integrated variable speed drive provide high efficiency and enable compact design. Two-stage compression allows for stable operation over a wide range of application conditions.

But the VTX1600 offers a step up in more than just capacity. Its Inlet Guide Vanes (IGV) – adapted from the most popular Turbocor models – and advanced aero design combine industry-leading full-load efficiency with outstanding unloading capability, even at constant entering condenser operating conditions.

The result is a high-capacity compressor that delivers world-class efficiency under all load conditions, using the world’s most trusted oil-free technology and a large operating map to suit a wide range of application conditions.

"VTX1600 represents five years of refinement and innovation at the high-capacity end of the Danfoss Turbocor range," said Eddie Rodriguez, Aftermarket Product and Service Manager for Danfoss Turbocor. "Chiller OEMs have wanted this for some time. Now, they’re able to use the Turbocor technology they know and trust to deliver efficiency and long-lasting performance in larger applications. Compared to screw non-inverter compressors, that means they can do away with oil management maintenance, cut noise, and improve part-load efficiency by up to 30%."

The Danfoss Turbocor VTX1600 is designed for use with R134a, and offers a choice of three discharge connection alignments for maximum design flexibility. 

About Danfoss
Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy. Our solutions are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today Danfoss holds market-leading positions, employing 27,000 and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family. For more information, visit www.danfoss.com.