Our History – Our Timeline
1984 Company founded in Portland, Oregon by Inventor Bob HYDE
- Design and development of prototype pumps
- First development of liquid line refrigerant pump
- HY-SAVE technology established as a method of improving refrigeration efficiency
1986 First patent “maximizing refrigeration capacity and performance”
- LPA pump introduced and established as trademark and brand
- Sales and distribution for LPA pumps begin
1987 US distributor agreements
- Distributors appointed in the USA and Canada
- New style brochure “Tomorrows Refrigeration Technology Today” introduced
1989 Partner with US Gov. FEMP to support and document product efficiency and case studies
- Introduced energy saving analysis and methods of determining efficiency
- Improved performance and re-design of model 835 LPA pump
1990 New efficient TEFC motors for tougher environments
- Introduced new testing platform, improved quality and R&D
1992 Joint Venture agreement with HY-SAVE UK to oversee European territories
1994 HY-DRY, a unique dehumidification process, established and patented
- Established automated selection and sizing program to project efficiency
- Filed numerous patents to protect LPA pump performance and operation
- Set up and established refrigerant two phase flow research with LPA as a means of providing heat transfer between mediums
- Expanded the network of regional distributors
1996 Plus 2 system for higher efficiency developed and patented
- Expanded testing platform to include multi coupled pressure points
- Improved facility to provide distributor and customer support.
1998 HY-SAVE IP, patents, designs and technology acquired by DTE Energy Technologies, Michigan, USA
- Introduced first Pump-Pro 1 electronic pump induced pressure differential sequence control and protection module.
- Developed new methods of heat transfer and system efficiency with two phase cooling mediums and methods.
2000 HY-SAVE organization of regional and international distributors and OEM’s established
- Energy efficient refrigeration research and development taken global
- Established PP2 Version 2, as a method to protect LPA® pumps from running dry based on induced liquid differential pressure and quality of liquid entering the pump.
2003 HY-SAVE UK acquires the IP, patents, designs, trademarks, existing non stopple distributor agreements and technology from DTE Energy Technologies, Michigan, USA
- Terminated US distributor agreements and re organisation of existing channels
- Continued research and development of LPA technologies including two phase non vapor compression cooling systems
- Reorganized US manufacturing, introduced new stringent process and quality control for production requirements
2005 New assembly plant established in Europe audited by TUV Germany
- Improved manufacturing process and quality control
- PFEMA – Process Failure Effects Mode Analysis
- Introduced Helium and Nitrogen testing facilities
- Enhanced the range of HFC LPA pumps for higher operating pressures
2006 HY-SAVE USA opens in Tampa, Florida
- Launched cost effective remote energy monitoring device with built in Ethernet and GPRS
- Continued development of new methods to remove moisture in cold rooms in combination with HY-DRY
2007 Pressure testing facilities enhanced to accommodate natural refrigerant pressures and process control
2008 HFC range of LPA pumps redesigned for higher operating pressures
- Introduced more stringent quality control and specifications
- Launched 3rd generation pump protection and control
- Enhanced range of LPA pumps compatible with Co2 pressures
2009 HY-SAVE offices open in Dandong, China
- Launched Model PM8 Range of LPA pumps
- Introduced mass manufacturing and control process of LPA pumps
2010 Pump Protection module 3 to include free cooling operation and protection launched
- Certified UL / PED Models 833, 860 and 875 for Co2 sub-critical applications
2011 Automated energy monitoring to precisely measure energy consumption launched
- Super model 925 LPA pump for HFC and Co2 applications, maximum working pressures at 75 bar (1087 psi) introduced
2012 Official launch of model 925 for cascade Co2 applications worldwide.
- Increased production of model 809 for mass manufacturing to suite a wide range of domestic / light commercial Co2 refrigeration applications.
- Engineered solutions to overcome -40F working temperatures specific to model 925
- Consultation with HY-SAVE Engineering to propose new super model 975 to accommodate single circuit 400 tons of refrigeration energy savings with LPA®
- UL Fatigue and Pressure testing of model 925 certification awarded
2013 Design and development of Phase 1 solar refrigeration with ejector LPA® pumps.
- Continued development of LPA® Liquid Refrigerant Pump to boost liquid pressure to 540 psi (37 bar) with ejector evaporating temperatures of -9°C (15F) annually.
- Continued development and completion of new super critical Co2 liquid pump design working pressure, 124 bar (1,800 psi) within the flow rate region of 1 to 9GPM
2014 Official launch of LPA® Model 809-NH3
- Testing of Liquid Injection into Screw compressors HP port for compressor cooling in high ambient countries.
- Design and development new Ammonia LPA® pump for natural refrigerant applications. Design pressure rated at 540 psi.
- Design and development of the world’s first in-line and auxiliary (TES) Thermal Energy Storage solutions for air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
- Development of new type Propane LPA® pump for greener refrigeration applications.
- Development of Sub-Zero -40F LPA Model 860 for Arctic environments.
2015 “Refrigeration on Demand” ™ The Thermal Storage Option introduced
- Design and development of a new higher pressure model 860-SS rated at 75 bar for Co2 DXFC applications.
- Continued development of model 875-SS high pressure hold capacity LPA® pump for Co2 applications.
2016 “Cylinder head and Screw cooling technology introduced.
- Set up and commissioning of the worlds first Latent heat Thermal Storage facility for supermarket DX refrigeration systems.
- Official launch of LPA® Model 860-SS-050 rated at 50 bar comes with standard AC&R copper tube connections for ease of brazing.
- Model 875-SS-050 enhanced design PS60 for tougher environments upgrade initiative started.
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