Around 60 percent of the total cost of processing is typically linked to energy consumption, so that’s where the greatest cost-reduction potential lies. In addition to providing customized industrial refrigeration solutions, GEA optimizes processing-related water and energy resources to prevent waste heat from being lost to the atmosphere. This saves energy for our customers and reduces their carbon footprint.
Our customized heat pumps will:
Heat pumps are a significant driver in the reduction of CO2 and NOx emissions, especially now that the electricity grid is being increasingly decarbonized through more use of wind and solar energy. In this way, heat pumps can make an impact on the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals.
A heat pump prevents waste heat from leaving a refrigeration plant by reusing it, and upgrading it to become useful elsewhere in the production process for functions such as:
GEA heat pump plant installed at Mars, the Netherlands (Photo source: RCC K&L)
This dairy processing example above illustrates the levels at which sustainable heat may be managed in order to achieve a zero-carbon-emission solution.
Level 1: Reusing energy that flows directly via heat exchangers.
Level 2: Applying a heat pump to elevate the temperature level to a higher value.
Level 3: Harvesting solar heat (directly from solar collectors or indirectly from geothermal heat) and applying it directly in the process after a temperature lift with a heat pump.
GEA offers a comprehensive array of heat pumps for process industries. We provide state-of-the-art technology and customize our solutions to meet customer requirements, spanning from 300 to 10,000 kW. The key component is the proven high-quality, high-efficiency GEA ammonia screw and piston compressors.
Showing 4 of 19
The chillers of this series are characterized by great part-load efficiency.
First class electronic monitoring based on proven developments.
The intuitive touch for machine control technology.
Customized heat pumps are designed for optimized efficiency and a wide range of temperatures and capacities. They serve all common industrial applications and district heating. They are applied when special conditions or requirements outstrip the limits of our standard heat pumps.
Heat pumps for decarbonizing process and district heating
GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Our portfolio includes machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. Used across diverse industries, they enhance the sustainability and efficiency of production processes globally.
GEA is listed in the German MDAX and the STOXX® Europe 600 Index and is also among the companies comprising the DAX 50 ESG and MSCI Global Sustainability Indices.
© GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 2024Cookie settings