Demand for heating is increasing around the world: experts predict growth rates of around 5 per cent for the global market for local and district heat in the coming years. Conventional heat supplies based on fossil fuels were often chosen in the past, but heat pumps represent an investment in a sustainable future – for example, the thermeco2 high-temperature heat pump and the Spectrum heat pump from ENGIE Refrigeration.
What does the heat supply of the future look like? Both local heat and district heat need to be high-performing, reliable and intelligent – while meeting tough requirements relating to sustainability and climate protection. The latter play a key role, especially in the European Union; after all, nations need to do their part to achieve their climate targets. Denmark is an ambitious pioneer in this field: by 2030, it intends to lower carbon emissions in the heating market by 70 per cent from 1990 levels. To achieve this target, users around Europe are increasingly relying on heat pumps.
ENGIE Refrigeration has two models in its portfolio that meet all the requirements for climate-friendly heating: the thermeco2 high-temperature heat pump and the Spectrum heat pump. The thermeco2 has a heating capacity of up to 1,000 kilowatts and is used for applications with temperatures of up to 90 degrees Celsius; examples include food production, industrial production and districts. It runs on CO2, a natural and climate-friendly refrigerant. The oil-free range is suitable for the low-temperature range of up to 68 degrees Celsius used by all kinds of local and district heat networks. The newly designed Spectrum will be available from spring 2022 with the A1 refrigerants R-513A and R-515B, and with the A2L refrigerant R-1234ze. Both series are perfect for use in combined heating and cooling, which reduces investment costs and increases efficiency, with a positive impact on sustainability. It is also possible to power thermeco2 and Spectrum with renewable energy sources – enabling operating companies to achieve an entirely climate-neutral heating supply.
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.
The heating transition starts in buildings. This means that cities and municipalities, with their large number of buildings, play a crucial role on the path to carbon neutrality. What’s the best way to structure the energy transition and heating transition as soon as possible and as successfully as possible? Large heat pumps such as the SPECTRUM Water and thermeco2 can make an important contribution to this endeavour
Heat pumps instead of gas! At a state-of-the-art real-estate complex near the French metropolitan region of Bordeaux, a climate-neutral future is in the air, assisted by a new SPECTRUM Water from ENGIE Refrigeration. In our interview with Roman Steddin, the product manager explains why our heat pump is exactly the right choice for this project.
Food production is one of the most sensitive industries. In this sector, heating supply requirements are particularly exacting. What reliable solutions does ENGIE Refrigeration provide to meet these requirements? The expert Frank Glaser, a key account manager for industrial and commercial heating at ENGIE Refrigeration, explains using the Osatina Group as an example.
What does the heat supply of the future look like? An interdisciplinary team at ENGIE Refrigeration has been focussing on this question for the past few months. The result: our new SPECTRUM Water heat pump, which has been available worldwide since 28 March 2022. Our employees explain the product characteristics and special benefits of this model in our ‘on point.’ magazine.
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.
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.
For which areas are applications with heat recovery suitable ? And how does this technology help operating companies lower their costs? Our expert Markus Enzensperger answers these questions in our interview.