‘The product concept of our SPECTRUM Water heat pump is unique and perfectly designed. I am proud to be a member of the team that launched this innovation on the market! It contains the concentrated expertise of ENGIE Refrigeration, and our team is certain that our water-water heat pump will reliably prepare the heating supply for the future. Thanks to its unique combination of turbo compressors with magnetic bearing, flooded shell and tube condensers, and the open-flash economizer, the SPECTRUM Water is highly efficient. It is also equally climate-friendly, as it runs on a refrigerant with a low global warming potential. Another unique key property is that it operates without oil. As a result, performance and efficiency remain almost stable throughout the machine’s service life, as no oil deposits can develop in the heat exchangers or in the refrigerant circuit. And, as there is no need for oil management peripherals, the machine has a particularly low-maintenance design. This way we help our users save time and money in the long term. And that makes the SPECTRUM Water a future-proof investment.’
Roman Steddin, Product Manager
‘High energy efficiency, absolute reliability, outstanding power density, and a price-performance ratio in line with the market are the most important aspects for users when they choose their heating supply. This is something we learned from numerous conversations with our customers around the world. And our SPECTRUM Water heat pump meets all these requirements perfectly. This means the model is perfect for a variety of applications and many different industries. Above all for integration in heat networks, housing development concepts and district solutions, and for provision of low-temperature process heat for industry. The SPECTRUM Water also lives up to its full potential when used for technical building services – whether in large hotels, hospitals, shopping malls and airports, or in office complexes and logistics buildings. One thing always remains the same: the SPECTRUM Water provides maximum efficiency and shrinks your carbon footprint – and that’s guaranteed.’
Daniel Keller, Head of Product and Application Management
‘For many years the products made by ENGIE Refrigeration have stood for high-end technology around the world. And our SPECTRUM Water heat pump fully lives up to this standard once again. In technological terms, the SPECTRUM Water is based on the unique concept of our QUANTUM Water, which is currently the most efficient water-cooled chiller on the market. On this basis, we have managed to achieve outstanding efficiency values for the SPECTRUM Water as well. The intelligent Siemens S7 PLC, the innovative control via smart control with any mobile end device, and the interface with our CoolCare remote maintenance software, which is integrated as standard, are among the technological highlights. This combination is not available from any competitor. And that makes the SPECTRUM Water the perfect heat pump for anyone who cares about quality made in Germany.’
Rene Giesa, Development Engineer
‘Climate protection concerns us all. Because we can only achieve decarbonisation and climate neutrality together. Our new SPECTRUM Water heat pump is the ecologically sustainable alternative to heat generators which run on fossil fuels and is perfect for green building architecture. This allows us and our customers to contribute to the decarbonisation of heating, and towards the 1.5 degree target – as the European Green Deal intended. And the German government agrees. That is why it subsidises the retroactive installation of the SPECTRUM Water in existing non-residential buildings as an individual measure as part of the federal fund for efficient buildings (BEG). Subsidies of up to 45 per cent of eligible investment costs are possible. And it’s worth it.’
Jessica Ritzenhofen, Marketing and Communication
‘There’s no energy transition without a heating transition. As a specialist for refrigeration and heating technology, we at ENGIE Refrigeration believe it is our duty to reliably assist our customers as partners on their path of transformation towards climate neutrality. We have played a pioneering role in the international refrigeration industry for many years. To master the energy transition, we are now focussing increasingly on innovative solutions for the heating sector – ones that meet the highest standards in terms of economy, efficiency and sustainability. This was always our guiding principle during the design and implementation of our new heat pump series. We developed the SPECTRUM Water heat pump series in response to international climate targets and rising market demand for highly efficient heat pumps. And we were successful: we are the first company to offer an oil-free machine design that is ready for production, as well as absolute peak efficiency in the field of heating. Thanks to its special features, the series not only meets today’s requirements for the heating supply, but also those of the future. ENGIE Refrigeration is thereby positioning the company as an innovative and strong supplier on the industrial and commercial heating market.’
Jochen Hornung, CEO
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.