DENMARK: The 50 millionth Danfoss T2 thermostatic expansion valve will come off the production line next month, on what will be the 50th anniversary of the valve’s launch.
The T2 remains the single highest produced expansion valve for Danfoss with production locations in Denmark and China. It continues to be sold worldwide for use in a variety of refrigeration and air conditioning applications.
It has also served as the foundation for further expansion valve innovation. The TU expansion valve, launched in 1995, was the first of its kind made of stainless steel. Continuing with this trend, later this year Danfoss will launch the first ever hermetic stainless steel electronic expansion valve, the ETS Colibri, targeted for use in air conditioning applications.
“In the years since its initial release, the T2 has proven to be a game-changer for Danfoss attributed to its massive success in the market,” commented Danfoss’ senior vice president in automatic controls Stephen Gugliotta. “Throughout its long lifetime, many competitors have tried to copy it. However, no valve has surpassed or outperformed the Danfoss T2, which is expected to enjoy continued market success for years to come.”
According to Gugliotta the T2 has only needed a few modifications over the years in order to remain compliant with changing environmental demands.
“Over the past 50 years, the T2 valve alone has saved approximately 157,000 GWh in the thousands of applications where it has been installed,” he said. “To put this in perspective, the energy saved could power Italy for six months, Denmark for nearly a year or Argentina for over a year.”