Klima-Therm wins HVR Award for pioneering heat pump

Klima-Therm has won the Heat Pump Product of the Year category in this year’s HVR Awards.

The accolade, awarded for the pioneering Engie Refrigeration Spectrum Water heat pump supplied by Klima-Therm, recognises the ultra-high efficiency product’s ability to offer outstanding energy efficiency, superb operational reliability, and the highest possible quality thanks to a combination of innovative components including oil-free turbo compressors with magnetic bearings, an efficiency-boosting open-flash economiser, and an intelligent Siemens S7 PLC.

The 12 models in the Spectrum Water heat pump series are designed for industrial and commercial applications or integration into heat networks and district heating in housing developments. They boast nominal heat outputs of 350 to 3,100kW, a condenser leaving water temperature of up to 65oC, and the choice of four refrigerants – R1234ze, R515B, R513A, and R134a.

Capable of using refrigerants with a lower global warming potential, the Spectrum Water heat pump is perfect for integration into heating and cooling networks as well as new housing developments and district solutions. 

It is also ideal for a wide range of building types from large hotels and hospitals to shopping centres, office complexes, logistics buildings, and airports. Moreover, it can provide low temperature process heat for manufacturing industry.

Klima-Therm’s Managing Director, Roberto Mallozzi, says: “We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award. It means a lot to be honoured by our peers in this way. Indeed, it is a testament to the hard work of our exceptional team and the high quality and innovation of the technology developed by our partners.”

The climate-friendly Spectrum Water heat pump offers a host of advantages, including:

  • High efficiency – a unique combination of turbo compressors with magnetic bearing, flooded shell and tube condensers, and the open-flash economiser as standard guarantees maximum seasonal efficiency and performance with a minimal footprint.
  • Reliability – instead of employing a single compressor, overall capacity is split among multiple compressors, which creates redundancies that maximises operational reliability.
  • Smart operation – the brains of the machine are provided by an intelligent and fast Siemens S7 PLC. To increase user-friendliness and serviceability, it will be possible to operate the machine via a 10in or 15in touch panel, in addition to the simple and intuitive operation on a mobile end device via smart control. The Spectrum Water also interfaces with Engie’s CoolCare remote maintenance software and a lead and follower machine PLC integrated as standard.
  • Oil-free operation – ensuring stable performance and efficiency throughout the machine’s service life, as no oil deposits can develop in the heat exchangers or in the refrigerant circuit. It also makes for a simple and low-maintenance machine design as no oil management peripherals are required.

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