New surface technology for heat exchangers

Danfoss is set to deploy new surface modification technology on its microchannel heat exchangers.

A partnership agreement, signed last month with US company Nelumbo, follows Danfoss’ investment in the California-based company last year. Together the companies plan to develop and produce advanced, customised solutions for the air conditioning and refrigeration market.

Nelumbo has developed a special surface treatment technology that can be used for improved heat exchanger performance and corrosion resistance. Products include Ice-Nein, which is said to reduce defrosting times, maintaining a cleaner operation and improving energy performance, and Omniphobe, a coating for air conditioning coils, keeping them clean and dry, and boosting efficiency.

“The demand for this technology is growing, and we are excited about the potential,” said Lars Rasmussen, vice president, Danfoss Cooling Heat Exchangers. “With this strategic partnership we take the next step in bringing the technology to market, and ensure that we have all the necessary agreements in place to be able to expand the collaboration with Nelumbo.”