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!
While the QUANTUM Air – which has been the poster child for ENGIE Refrigeration for many years – is mainly used for high-capacity applications in industry and data centres, its ‘little brother’, the air-cooled PENSUM Air, is perfectly designed for medium-capacity ranges from 40 to 400 kilowatts. This applies in particular to mid-sized office buildings, hospitals, schools and public institutions. Since its complete overhaul in early 2020, this chiller has not only been convincing customers with its innovative design and optimised configuration. Above all, the PENSUM Air helps users and operating companies improve their ecological footprint and take an important step towards zero carbon.
In particular, the ENGIE chiller achieves this by using the future-proof and climate-friendly refrigerant R-454B. It has a low GWP (global warming potential) value of 466 and thus already falls below the average GWP of < 500, which will be mandated by the F-gas Regulation from 2030. Thanks to this low GWP value, R-454B lowers carbon emissions enormously in comparison to traditional solutions: by 31 per cent in comparison to R-32, and by an impressive 78 per cent compared to R-410A. As the ODP value of R-454B is zero, it also has no negative impact on the ozone layer. Moreover, its good consumption values mean that the PENSUM naturally meets all the requirements of the Ecodesign Directive for Tier 2, which will apply from 1 January 2021. In short: by choosing a PENSUM Air chiller from ENGIE Refrigeration, operating companies are investing in their future and becoming more sustainable for the long term.
Whether as a heat pump, with free cooling, super silent or just as a reliable source of refrigeration: the PENSUM AIR is available in four different lines: Reversible Heat, Free Cool, Super Silent and Basic Cool – each with up to 18 models. Since the overhaul, all lines feature a new compressor, which makes the PENSUM even more efficient than its predecessor model, and also gives it high efficiency levels under partial load. This applies in particular to the Super Silent and Free Cool product lines. An important added value for users is that all four basic configurations are equipped as standard with the most essential specific options and are thus ‘ready to use’ when they arrive from the factory. Various add-ons are also available: from specific configuration packages to a range of warranty and service options. This allows the PENSUM Air chiller to be adapted perfectly to the needs of each customer – and to provide excellent efficiency values wherever it is deployed, thus reducing energy costs and contributing towards greater sustainability in refrigeration.
The dairy industry is both energy-intensive and particularly demanding when it comes to cooling and heating. A solution that convinces with quality, efficiency and climate friendliness is therefore essential. How ENGIE Refrigeration manages this task for a specialist in drying and evaporating technology with a thermeco2 high-temperature heat pump and ensures sustainable dairy production in the process, Frank Glaser, Key Account Manager Industrial & Commercial Heating, reveals in an interview.
At ENGIE Refrigeration, we set promising standards for numerous industries not only with chillers but also with heat pumps. We are now communicating this more strongly to the outside world with our new corporate visual, which is both eye-catching and forward-looking.
The energy and heat transition are considered to be the central challenges of our time. The use of waste heat offers tangible opportunities for numerous industries in the transition to climate neutrality. With the QUANTUM chiller with optional heat recovery (Green Heat Recovery), ENGIE Refrigeration shows environmentally friendly and economic perspectives for the reuse of heat from refrigeration processes.
20 Jahre QUANTUM, 20 Jahre starke Leistung, hervorragende Betriebssicherheit und hohe Effizienz – der Geburtstag unserer Kältemaschine bietet den perfekten Anlass, um zwei Jahrzehnte der Vorzeigeserie Revue passieren zu lassen.
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
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.