HVAC R&D center opens
Daikin and McQuay open $50 million Applied Development Center to develop sustainable HVAC solutions for markets worldwide.
Following its grand opening
innovative, high efficiency HVAC technologies that support the environment and
provide reliable solutions for customers worldwide. The purpose of the new
center is to develop and test advanced chiller, compressor, and other HVAC
technologies to reduce energy consumption and ultimately the carbon footprint
of the buildings where they will be used.
The 49,000-sq-ft research
center , located at McQuay world headquarters in Plymouth, Minn.,
is the world's most advanced facility for HVAC research and development,
according to McQuay. The facility includes six test cells, with space for two
additional cells in the future, that will facilitate the development of air-
and water-cooled chillers, compressors, and heat pumps as well as new air conditioning
systems. Included are a worldwide range of electrical
voltages/frequencies, capacities for testing up to 1,800-ton systems, and a
range of procedures for testing ambient conditions (temperature and
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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