Without a doubt, hospitals cannot run without completely reliable refrigeration. This is partly because patients depend on a pleasant room climate for their recovery and well-being. But precise temperature control is also essential if sensitive medical devices are to function smoothly – whether they are in operating theatres, intensive care units or involved in the supply of sterile goods. Günter Probst, sales engineer at ENGIE Refrigeration, is very familiar with the exacting standards that a refrigeration supply must meet: ‘Hospitals and clinics are some of the most sensitive application areas. After all, it’s about people’s health – and, in the worst case, about life and death. That is why the operational reliability of refrigeration technology is a top priority.’ In addition, chillers need to be integrated unobtrusively in hospital buildings, have extremely low noise levels in operation – and operate as efficiently and sustainably as possible. In short, a whole bundle of different requirements that the refrigeration supply needs to meet in reliable fashion.
A clinic in Bavaria was recently facing this very challenge. The institution has enough beds for about 540 patients. To create a healthy climate for these patients, the clinic now relies on ENGIE Refrigeration. Or, more precisely, on two QUANTUM Water chillers with the refrigerant R-1234ze and a total refrigeration capacity of 1,390 kilowatts. Even though the ENGIE Refrigeration team has completed more than 150 projects at hospitals, clinics and medical facilities around the world – from Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth in Germany to Liverpool Hospital in Australia – this project was rather special for the refrigeration and heating experts. Bernd Heine reports: ‘The clinic in Bavaria is one of the first places to deploy our redesigned QUANTUM Water. Of course it’s always special for us to see how reliably our models prove themselves in operation.’
The QUANTUM Water certainly lives up to this standard. While the innovative combination of technological components and new digital features allows the machine to operate smoothly, the most suitable of all the QUANTUM compressors available on the market guarantees high performance levels. The model also features low sound and vibration levels, and is cost-effective to run – aspects that are especially important to hospitals. In addition, the QUANTUM Water is the most efficient water-cooled chiller series on the market. Günter Probst explains: ‘Energy efficiency and sustainability are becoming increasingly important for hospitals – not just in Germany, but all over the world. With our QUANTUM Water, we support our customers on their path to climate neutrality and are thus preparing the refrigeration supply of hospitals and clinics for the future.’ The clinic in Bavaria will now benefit in this way – while helping its patients heal quickly.
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.
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.
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.