2013-09-26 10:39:07 - Based in Berlin, InvenSor GmbH is advancing the global distribution of adsorption chillers in the range of up to 200 kW. Made in Germany, the company develops patented environmentally friendly technology based on a physical process called adsorption to create cooling from heat without using electrical energy. The major advantage of this advanced cooling and air conditioning technology is that it can reduce electricity consumption by up to 70% compared to compression chillers.
InvenSor adsorption chillers on course for global success
Berlin, Germany – September 2013. In addition to the potential energy savings, adsorption chillers stand out for their refrigerant – they use pure water instead of volatile, harmful and high-maintenance refrigerants. With long-term success in Europe and over a hundred completed projects, InvenSor has already received a number of prizes, including the Intersolar Award and the German cooling prize from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Thanks to a global network of partners, adsorption cooling technology from InvenSor is now available in several countries. So far, initial projects have been completed in Brazil, the US, Australia, and Asia. “Our adsorption chiller has become fully established on the domestic German
market and in Europe. Since we are also receiving an increasing amount of interest from countries outside Europe, we are now offering our units to customers around the world. We’ve been able to get strong partners on board in first countries, for instance Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. in Japan,” says Niels Braunschweig, one of the two managing directors of InvenSor GmbH.
The chillers from InvenSor produce cold water using heat instead of electricity to drive the system. Typical heat sources include combined heat and power units, solar thermal systems (solar cooling), and industrial waste heat. The possible applications for cooling are manifold, ranging from data centers, offices, and stores to the cooling of industrial processes.
These well-proven adsorption chillers from Germany come in two versions. The distinction here lies in the overall climatic conditions of the project concerned. The HTC 18 plus (high-temperature chiller) is ideal for use in warm regions, where it can operate even at high recooling temperatures of 40°C and above. Under these conditions, it is one of the world’s leading chillers, far superior to conventional absorption machines. It has a nominal cooling capacity of 18 kW (5.1 RT or 61,400 BTU/h).
In addition to the HTC, the Berlin-based company also offers a different version for low drive and external temperatures. The LTC 10 plus (low-temperature chiller) is used mainly in mild climatic regions in northern and central Europe, and it is particularly well suited for use with CHP systems. In such cases, the result is a highly efficient combined heat, cooling, and power plant. The LTC has a cooling capacity of 10 kW (2.8 RT or 34,100 BTU/h) and can achieve almost 100% of its capacity when operating with a drive temperature of only 65°C.
Both series also provide users with another way to save energy, since it is possible to cool using external air when the outside temperature is low enough (free-cooling function).
Thanks to the built-in pump station, straightforward commissioning, automatic optimization during operation under partial load, and an Internet interface for remote control fitted as standard, units from InvenSor are essentially plug-and-play machines that can be installed efficiently and are easy to operate via a color touch screen – even for those without technical knowledge. Furthermore, the chillers have already been set up for use as a heat pump, and this function only needs to be enabled on the device.
InvenSor – Pioneers of User-Friendly Adsorption Cooling Technology
Based in Wittenberg and Berlin, InvenSor GmbH is one of the world’s leading companies in the development and production of adsorption chillers in the power range from 5 kW to 200 kW. Chillers from InvenSor produce cold water using heat instead of electricity to drive the system. Typical heat sources include combined heat and power plants, solar thermal systems, and industrial waste heat. The possible applications for cooling are diverse, ranging from data centers, offices, and stores to the cooling of industrial processes. Engineers at the company have succeeded in deploying so-called zeolites in the adsorption machines instead of the usual silica gel. Water is used as an environmentally friendly refrigerant. The company offers cutting-edge technology made in Germany. In recognition of its innovative strength, it was awarded with the German cooling prize from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Intersolar Award in 2010.