In line with GEA's ongoing product development program, the company has announced the release of GEA BluQ, the new generation of ammonia chillers, and GEA CompaX, the world's first semi-hermetic compact screw compressors.
Describing it as a new concept of ammonia chiller, the BluQ went on show for the first time at Mostra Convegno in Italy.
Essential parts of the new chiller are the GEA CompaX semi-hermetic driveline and the heat exchanger combination of the well-established Blu chillers.
The 3-in-1 design of GEA CompaX combines in one unit a compressor of the GEA Grasso M series with a suction gas-cooled electric motor and a compact oil separator. GEA CompaX compressors no longer have a shaft seal.
In addition, GEA has succeeded in using copper windings instead of aluminium – even in a semi-hermetic unit operating with ammonia as refrigerant which makes the entire system highly efficient.
Elimination of shaft seal to further minimize leakage risk
Suction gas cooled motor for more reliable motor cooling
Ultra-low ammonia content and very low service expenses
Designed to reach -5/15°C secondary refrigerant outlets, the chiller will be a perfect match for all air conditioning as well as light industrial applications.
GEA plans to release a small series of four chiller sizes in late 2018.