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Heat pumps enable natural gas-free food production. The use of a new Grasso V XHP reciprocating compressor has enabled GEA to increase the temperature supply of its RedGenium low-charge ammonia heat pump to 95°C.The brand-new GEA Grasso V XHP reciprocating compressor series will be available in four sizes starting in 2022. They operate with the natural refrigerant Ammonia (Global Warming Potential = 0). This range offers a capacity of up to 2.5 MW and a maximum inlet temperature of 95°C.
ADDED VALUE FOR THE USER (IN COMMERCIAL TERMS, USER-FRIENDLINESS ...)
A proven performer gets even better: higher temperatures, a larger capacity range, best-in-class efficiency, greater durability at a lower overall cost - the new GEA RedGenium heat pump has it all.
GEA's industry leading RedGenium heat pump enables combined cooling and heating and does so with the lowest energy consumption. The RedGenium is also future proof. The natural refrigerant R717 has no CO2 emissions and an installation life of up to 30 years. The RedGenium heat pumps are configurable to always have the minimum footprint and energy costs and optimizes maintenance costs.
ADDED VALUE FOR THE FURTHER SUSTAINABILITY AND PROFESSIONALIZATION OF THE POTATO SECTOR
The potato industry is an energy intensive industry. Freezing, cooling, refrigerated storage, frozen storage, blanching... what if we now connect these together? The residual energy from one process can become the source energy of another step. Instead of blowing all that energy into the air via cooling towers, a 95°C heat pump can now harness it on the blancher. The amount of steam coming from the gas boiler is now replaced by green electric energy, this with an efficiency up to 5 times higher. Since this way we also eliminate the need for evaporative condensers, this also brings significant savings in water consumption. A gasless potato factory thus comes one step closer.
In short, a heat pump means putting waste heat to good use at higher temperatures. This can be done gasless with a natural refrigerant. The CO2 footprint drops significantly and the savings on water, energy and maintenance costs are a reality.
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