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? That's what the "on point." editors ask the ENGIE expert team around the SPECTRUM Water chiller.
"With the SPECTRUM Water chiller, we are reaching another milestone in our company's history: ENGIE Refrigeration now offers the only water-cooled chiller series with oil-free high-lift turbo compressors on the international market in its performance class. In doing so, we guarantee maximum reliability and operational reliability and maximum seasonal efficiency over the entire service life. As a result, our customers benefit from a reliable, sustainable and, consequently, future-proof chiller.“
Jochen Hornung, Geschäftsführer der ENGIE Refrigeration
"Powerful, energy-efficient and highly reliable: The new SPECTRUM Water chiller ensures cooling supply at the highest level. However, the oil-free machine design makes it unique; no other model in the world offers this in this power and temperature range. For users, this means that SPECTRUM Water provides them with five important added values: outstanding energy efficiency, an environmentally friendly design without synthetic and water-polluting lubricating oils and absolute low noise and low vibration. In addition, there is a high level of operational reliability and low maintenance costs. In short: The SPECTRUM Water chiller meets the highest demands on economy and ecology.“
Roman Steddin, Produktmanager at ENGIE Refrigeration
„Six basic models, a range from 170 to 1,100 kilowatts of nominal cooling capacity, refrigerant outlet temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius: The SPECTRUM Water chiller is predestined for all process cooling applications in the field of normal cooling or for use as a brine/water large heat pump in combination with low-temperature heat sources such as ice storage systems. Its full potential comes applies in food and beverage industry, but it is also ideal for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries".
Daniel Keller, Head of Product and Application Management
„What do cooling and heating solutions need to look like in order to meet demanding requirements for energy efficiency and sustainability? This question is more urgent than ever in times of energy scarcity and climate change. As an apprentice, I find it extremely exciting how ENGIE Refrigeration succeeds in designing and realizing products with a future for the next generation. This is fully true again with our SPECTRUM Water chiller; for example, thanks to the use of the low-GWP refrigerant R-1234ze. The model thus hits the nerve of the times – and represents a future-proof investment for users worldwide."
Marie Trautwein, Apprentice at ENGIE Refrigeration
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.
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.
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.