QUANTUM Air chillers are highly efficient and sustainable refrigeration solutions for many industries. And the new generation of air-cooled chillers now offers even more: the overhauled models are suitable for applications from 250 kilowatts to 2 megawatts. This makes them even more powerful than their predecessor, and the most powerful solution on the international market for air-cooled chillers with magnetic-bearing compressor technology. The new QUANTUM Air models are available worldwide from 24 July 2019.
“The overhauled QUANTUM Air chillers are our reaction to changed customer requirements,” says Jochen Hornung. The CEO of ENGIE Refrigeration knows that demands relating to refrigeration have changed in recent years. More power and more efficiency, for example, have become ever more important. That is why ENGIE Refrigeration spent a whole year working on the new version. The new QUANTUM Air is the right answer to contemporary customer requirements: “With the QUANTUM Air chiller, we at ENGIE Refrigeration are living up to our aspiration to offer the highest-quality, most efficient and most durable chillers. This gives us a pioneering role in the refrigeration industry,” explains Jochen Hornung.
In total, 28 new QUANTUM Air models hit the market at the end of July. 14 of these machines are operated with the refrigerant R-1234ze. The other half runs on the refrigerants R-134a and R-513A. With a refrigeration capacity of up to 2 megawatts, the air-cooled chillers are especially powerful and also highly efficient. The refrigerant filling quantity has been reduced, making operation particularly economic and of course sustainable.
The new QUANTUM Air models are very quiet: the new Supersilent package ensures they are as quiet as a whisper, which is a major advantage especially for noise-sensitive applications in hospitals or office buildings, for example. We have also integrated many new parts and material components. The machines are smaller and lighter than previous series. This makes them particularly easy to transport and reduces delivery times. It is also easy for our technicians to access the interior of the chiller, which means we can perform maintenance work even more efficiently
*The TEWI value is a reference value for assessing the impact of an overall system on the greenhouse climate (CO2 footprint). The TEWI value takes into account both direct and indirect CO2 emissions from the chiller during operation.
The data are mean values for the entire model series.
Companies that choose the new QUANTUM Air chillers benefit from unprecedented advantages. They also benefit from all the previous features of the QUANTUM Air series. These include:
Our new air-cooled chillers will be used in many sectors of the economy. Automotive manufacturers and suppliers, chemicals and pharmaceuticals companies and data centres, for example, can benefit from climate control that is always optimal, environmentally friendly and cost efficient. By the way: the air-cooled QUANTUM Air chillers are not the only chillers we have overhauled. Next year we will launch a new generation of the water-cooled QUANTUM chillers. Keep an eye out to stay on the ball!
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.
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