ENGIE Refrigeration is pursuing a specific target with its technological innovations: zero carbon. It is therefore part of the corporate philosophy to continuously improve the company’s chillers. As part of this process, the company has now relaunched its PENSUM AIR chiller, which has been on the market since 2013. It is available in four lines: Basic Cool, Free Cool, Super Silent and Reversible Heat, with a refrigeration performance between 50 and 400 kilowatts.
To meet the requirements of the F-gas Regulation, the aim is to reduce emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases step by step. By 2030, the total amount of F-bases within the EU is to be lowered incrementally by 79 per cent. That is why the new PENSUM AIR runs on a more eco-friendly refrigerant than its predecessor model. The PENSUM AIR uses the refrigerant R-454B. Its excellent thermodynamic properties make it highly future-proof. It has a GWP value of 466, so it already meets the requirements of the F-gas Regulation. This regulation specifies that refrigerants must have an average GWP value below 500 from 2030. Compared to R-410A, the refrigerant that was used previously, R-454B can reduce the GWP value by 78 per cent – a milestone in refrigeration technology – without forfeiting refrigeration capacity and with an energy efficiency increase of up to 4 per cent. The PENSUM AIR already meets the Tier 2 Ecodesign Directive, which will apply from 2021.
The previous model was already extremely powerful, but it has been further refined and adapted to current requirements. Among other things, its configuration and design have been improved. The machine has also been equipped with a new compressor, which makes it even more efficient than its predecessor model. The four lines comprise up to 18 models in total, which are equipped with the minimum standard equipment at the factory. Each machine, for example, is equipped with additional structural safety measures to prevent the risk posed by a class ASHRAE A2L refrigerant. In addition, the housing has been improved and a protective grille has been installed in front of the fin-type heat exchanger to protect it from mechanical influences. Whether as a heat pump, with free cooling, super silent or just reliably cold: PENSUM AIR offers practical and attractive/sustainable/economical solutions for technological building services and process cooling.
The outstanding equipment that the PENSUM AIR is fitted with at the factory can be optimised with the right add-ons. Customers can choose from various configuration packages, add maintenance packages and book other warranty and service options. After all, what distinguishes ENGIE Refrigeration is not just the quality of its technological products, but also its outstanding service – a carefree all-round package. With the PENSUM AIR, ENGIE Refrigeration is taking another important step on its path towards zero carbon. Office buildings, schools and other busy facilities can improve their ecological footprint with this chiller.
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.
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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.
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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
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