In March 2016, the T2 valve turns 50 years old and in that very same month, the 50 millionth T2 valve will roll down the production line.
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According to Senior Vice President in Automatic Controls in Danfoss, Stephen Gugliotta, this milestone is nothing short of amazing:
“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. Today, 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. 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. Many innovative products, technologies, and solutions have come along in our endeavor to help meet the world’s growing challenges in infrastructure, safe food supply, energy efficiency and climate friendly solutions - and the tale of the T2 has been a vital contributing factor”.
“The T2 is a very energy-efficient product and 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. 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”, Stephen Gugliotta continues.
With the T2’s long history as a safe and reliable choice for our customers, it has 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. Incorporating innovative bi-metal connectors which eliminates wet wrapping during installation, the TU continues to be the most compact and lightweight valve in the market. 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 where the need for improved energy efficiency is ever increasing.
After 50 years, the T2 valve continues to remain a fundamental part of our expansion valve program. It has held its position of superiority in the market because energy efficiency, quality and reliability have always been top priorities for Danfoss. This is what we call Engineering Tomorrow.
Source: <a href="http://refrigerationandairconditioning.danfoss.com" target="_blank">Danfoss</a>