Nothing works without functioning data centres. They are the backbone of our modern society. And no data centre can operate without refrigeration technology. Chillers secure their uninterruptible supply. Users around the world rely on the QUANTUM models from ENGIE Refrigeration to perform this task.
The world is becoming increasingly digital. As a result, more and more data centres are needed. Experts predict that the industry will see growth rates of more than 10 per cent until 2025. However, operating companies can only achieve these rates with future-proof refrigeration technology. Reliable cooling is essential, both to the ability of the server systems to function, and to the entire technological periphery of a data centre. Even the smallest deviations from the required room temperature affect the reliability of the IT devices and can lead to data losses or even, in the worst case, IT failures. In short, refrigeration technology is a critical factor for the IT building and the data centre.
Refrigeration technology safeguards data centres
Absolute operational reliability, high energy efficiency and a good environmental balance: these stringent requirements for the generation and supply of refrigeration are focal points for data centres. Our special chillers have proven their worth to customers around the world for many years – from Amadeus Data Processing to the Global Data Centers Division of NTT Ltd. (formerly e-shelter). The QUANTUM Air and the QUANTUM Water in particular ensure smooth processes and excellent power usage effectiveness (PUE) values with excellent technological components and smart features. They help operating companies to set themselves up in a promising market environment for the data centre of the future.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.