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

on May 20, 2009, the new Daikin McQuay Applied Development Center has opened its doors in Plymouth, Minn., to research and development of

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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