Visit from King Olav of Norway and Queen Margrethe of Denmark in 1974 – prominent guests have visited the production line of T2 in its home in Nordborg over the years, and especially with the investment in a fully automatic production line in 1994, the factory hall L3 continued to be a showcase for customers and companies from other industries for how production can be set up.
Due to environmental requirements in the 1980s, the search for new material to use as ballast was on. Not an easy task to find a suitable replacement for asbestos – and creativity in the minds of the people around the T2 led to a solution that was found outside of work: Moler bricks – left over from Jørgen Trelles remodeling of his home. Jørgen Trelle explains:
“The bricks had been saved in case they could be reused. One of the bricks was cut into suitable pieces and mounted as thermal ballast in a few T2 valves that were entrusted to Decovski for testing. The next day, Decovski beamed like a little sun. The valves functioned almost as the valves with asbestos ballast and after some minor changes, a satisfactory function was achieved. “
The T2 is the third generation expansion valve at Danfoss. The first was developed in 1933 by the founder Mads Clausen. Knud G. Hein was the man behind the first T2 valve from Danfoss. He worked on it for years and years, and luckily the management showed him the patience and trust to continue paying so much attention to detail. The valve that was introduced in 1966 was really a masterpiece.
Read the book about the T2 based on interviews with customers as well as current and former Danfoss employees.
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