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.
Due to their environmental impact, refrigeration systems and heat pumps have faced increased scrutiny from environmental organisations, governments and the public for some time. Debate has centred on the greenhouse effect of refrigerants, not least because of planned amendments to the F-Gas Regulation, which will make it more stringent. However, the climate relevance of chillers and heat pumps can only be properly assessed with the help of an ecological balance sheet that includes the entire greenhouse effect of the systems. One popular method of holistic ecological assessment is provided by the TEWI value.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
What distinguishes the thermeco2 high-temperature heat pump from ENGIE Refrigeration? For which applications is it especially suitable – and how can this model save money in buildings, districts and industry? The expert Frank Glaser, a key account manager for industrial and commercial heating at ENGIE Refrigeration, explains all this in our interview.
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.
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.
The EU regulates the minimum energy efficiency limit values for chillers that are used for process cooling and climate control. The regulation is related to the EU Ecodesign Directive. This directive in turn regulates the design of products that are relevant to energy consumption. What exactly has changed for owners?
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.
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.