Digitisation is one of the economic megatrends of our age. Most businesses are reliant on smooth-running information technology (IT) – and thus on data centres, the IT all-rounder. But how can a sensitive digital infrastructure be operated as safely, efficiently and sustainably as possible? With its QUANTUM chiller and SPECTRUM heat pump, ENGIE Refrigeration now takes care of ten local data centres belonging to a German provider – and is breaking new ground for the IT industry in the process.
The digital transformation is opening up a wealth of new opportunities for companies. Augmented reality (AR) in particular is providing innovative momentum to Industry 4.0 and making complex processes significantly more efficient. ENGIE Refrigeration has long recognised the potential of this technology for the refrigeration and heating industry and has been working together with the global AR/VR technology leader HOLO-LIGHT since 2017 to integrate AR applications into individual work areas. Jannick Hartmann, Senior Software Sales Manager at HOLO-LIGHT, and Jörn Stiegelmeier, Head of Technology and Development at ENGIE Refrigeration, talk about the benefits of augmented reality for both employees and customers.
There are many chillers, but SPECTRUM Water only exists once. The model is unique in its performance range – this is ensured by the sophisticated product features. What precise added value does this offer to users?
Anyone who has been in hospital knows that pleasant temperatures assist recovery. A clinic in Bavaria now provides such temperatures with a QUANTUM Water chiller from ENGIE Refrigeration, ensuring that the clinic runs smoothly.
The redesigned QUANTUM Water from ENGIE Refrigeration has been available for about half a year. How is the model being received on the international market? And which properties do customers appreciate most? Our expert Daniel Keller, Head of Sales & Business development at ENGIE Refrigeration, shares his initial conclusions and talks about plans for the coming months.
Beethoven could never have imagined this: artificial intelligence (AI) has now completed his ‘unfinished’ 10th symphony. AI has already been used to complete compositions by Gustav Mahler and Franz Schubert. Applications involving artificial intelligence are finding their way into more and more parts of our lives – and providing entirely new opportunities. ENGIE Refrigeration is ready for the future: we asked our expert Jörn Stiegelmeier, head of technology and development, about the smart refrigeration and heating solutions our users can look forward to.
Airports are the hubs of our globalised world. Refrigeration technology plays a key role in ensuring that processes run smoothly and visitors feel comfortable in the terminal buildings. In this interview our expert Bernd Heine, Head of Sales Support, explains what the aviation industry requires from chillers – and the sophisticated solutions that ENGIE Refrigeration provides for this business sector. In addition, he presents the best practices we have developed in our many years of experience.
From producing companies and data centres to hospitals and hotels: wherever companies use refrigeration on an industrial scale, they produce valuable waste heat. Anyone who utilises this waste heat saves energy, lowers operating costs and protects the environment – a real win-win-win situation. With its smart chillers with heat recovery, ENGIE Refrigeration assists businesses on their path to greater efficiency and sustainability.
If the required refrigeration capacity is not (or no longer) adequate during major events, winter amusements or seasonal peak demand, or if an important system fails, solutions must be produced quickly. However, permanent expansions to cover temporary refrigeration requirements involve additional investment costs and are only very rarely worthwhile.
The digitalisation of the economy is advancing in leaps and bounds, and it has not steered clear of the refrigeration sector. In this interview, our expert Senad Handanovic, head of MSR at ENGIE Refrigeration, explains the digital features of the redesigned QUANTUM Water – and the added value that these chillers therefore offer their users.
An interdisciplinary team at ENGIE Refrigeration spent about a year working hard to redevelop the water-cooled QUANTUM Water series – and managed to set a new standard on the international refrigeration market. How did employees experience this period, what were their goals, and what do they believe makes the QUANTUM Water so unique? CoolDown magazine took a closer look.
Erring on the side of caution – in the chemicals industry in particular, this is a number-one priority for many areas. One area that is highly sensitive is production. A German chemicals industry giant recently approached ENGIE Refrigeration to help fulfil its need for an industrial refrigeration system at its production site in Singapore – one characterised by absolute reliability.
GENIUM heat & refrigeration containers offer many advantages. These include integrated safety equipment, ventilation, heating, lighting, and highly flexible transport characteristics. We present the design and equipment of GENIUM containers in detail.
Precise cooling with very narrow temperature tolerances and the smallest possible carbon footprint: for many planners and operators, this describes their perfect refrigeration supply. ENGIE Refrigeration meets these requirements in a sustainable manner with its AMONUM chiller. This model uses the natural refrigerant ammonia and is thus extremely eco-friendly.
Is it possible to reduce carbon emissions from a chiller by up to 78 per cent? It may sound unrealistic – but the PENSUM Air chiller from ENGIE Refrigeration makes it possible, with the help of refrigerant R-454B. After a full redesign in January 2020, the series now meets the most stringent efficiency and sustainability requirements!
The QUANTUM chillers from ENGIE Refrigeration are famous around the world: for almost 20 years, both the air-cooled and the water-cooled models have continued to set new benchmarks on the international refrigeration market. The secret of their success? It’s quite simple: ENGIE Refrigeration is constantly refining its QUANTUM chillers – and thus keeps achieving new benchmarks in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability.
The QUANTUM Air from ENGIE Refrigeration is available with an integrated free cooling register. The chiller thus ensures maximum energy efficiency and minimum costs at any outside temperature.
Acting sustainably helps us secure the future of our planet. In particular, energy-intensive industries – among them the refrigeration technology industry – need to contribute towards more sustainability. Chillers are essential here, as they are distinguished by high energy efficiency and low carbon emissions. We at ENGIE Refrigeration are aware of this important task!
In the lab, precise temperature specifications need to be maintained. Even the smallest deviation can quickly affect test results and, in the worst case, make them unusable. A German research lab specialising in infectious diseases is avoiding any risk in this regard. That is why those responsible have ordered a PENSUM Air from ENGIE Refrigeration’s Free Cool product line.
Many of us are working from home right now, children are learning via the internet, and Netflix, Amazon Prime & co. are on every evening. The corona pandemic is increasingly shifting our lives to the online world. Our digital lives and work depend on fast and stable internet connections, and thus on data centres that work. They in turn rely on refrigeration technology to function without interruption. Here, many operating companies rely on QUANTUM chillers from ENGIE Refrigeration.
In many clinics, doctors and nurses are working heroically for our health. This is something we have all become strongly aware of in the current corona pandemic. And because nothing can be left to chance in medical facilities, reliable refrigeration is essential. Around the world, ENGIE Refrigeration is helping to ensure that doctors and nurses can count on stable processes: our QUANTUM chillers provide reliable refrigeration for more than 150 hospitals worldwide.
Climate protection is currently at the heart of numerous political measures. These include the F-gas Regulation, which came into effect on 1 January 2015 and is designed to minimise the use of gases that are harmful to the environment. Consequently, the refrigeration and climate control industry is seeking out natural refrigerants that can provide an environmentally friendly alternative to refrigerants with a high GWP value (Global Warming Potential). Ammonia is such a natural refrigerant.
The air-cooled PENSUM AIR chiller is far ahead of its time. Why? Future-proof refrigerant, higher energy efficiency, and a 78 per cent lower GWP value in comparison to R-410A – this is the chiller of the future.
Energy efficiency is incredibly important when it comes to improving climate protection, especially in the energy-intensive industry of refrigeration and climate control technology. ENGIE is making a considerable contribution towards greater sustainability with its new QUANTUM Air generation 4.0 chillers, and has taken a pioneering role in the refrigeration industry with its highly efficient chillers.
In 2015, Ecoform Multifol Verpackungsfolien GmbH & Co. KG asked Duschl Ingenieure to design the new refrigeration supply for its business. For several years, the refrigeration centre has contained two water-cooled QUANTUM chillers with magnetic-bearing turbo compressors.
The chillers in the QUANTUM series are the ideal solution for refrigeration and supply reliability in data centres. Thanks to the innovative fast restart technology (FRS) refrigeration can resume quickly after a power outage. Learn more about it in our new magazine article.
Smartglasses are increasingly being used as innovative aids in the world of work, and in refrigeration technology as well. This article describes the advantages smartglasses offer in the development of chillers and how we utilise them at ENGIE Refrigeration.
The Elbphilharmonie has been breaking every visitor record since it opened in January 2017. More than eight million people have visited the Hamburg concert hall so far and two water-cooled QUANTUM chillers run in the background, quiet as a whisper.
Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth has been using on reliable refrigeration technology from ENGIE Refrigeration since 2010. When the clinic decided to build a new surgery wing, it was certain that climate control would be handled by two powerful QUANTUM chillers.
ARBURG now runs three QUANTUM chillers from ENGIE Refrigeration. The company is based in Loßburg, Baden-Württemberg, and relies on the QUANTUM because energy efficiency and reliability are essential in machine production.
Process cooling plays an important role in many industries. It ensures that temperature-sensitive production processes are cooled precisely. This enables production processes to run smoothly, which in turn creates production reliability. Completely reliable refrigeration is also essential to the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry. The production of medication requires complex production processes and relies on refrigeration technology that is of high quality, fail-safe, and also energy efficient.
To run properly, every hospital needs their medical facilities’ refrigeration to be efficient. So it only makes sense that the largest chiller park in the world is currently housed at a hospital: The Liverpool Hospital in New South Wales, Australia, has been relying on sustainable refrigeration since 2018 with eight QUANTUM chillers from ENGIE Refrigeration. To find out what chillers actually do at the hospital, and what properties these chillers need, read our latest magazine article.
QUANTUM Air chillers are highly efficient and sustainable refrigeration solutions for many industries. And the new generation of air-cooled chillers now offers even more: the overhauled models are suitable for applications from 250 kilowatts to 2 megawatts. This makes them even more powerful than their predecessor, and the most powerful solution on the international market for air-cooled chillers with magnetic-bearing compressor technology. The new QUANTUM Air models are available worldwide from 24 July 2019.