One of Denmark’s largest food processors has selected Ammonia Compressor Packs made by BITZER (ACPs).

Last year they initiated another big project: since early 2018, two ACPs with three IQ modules each catering for the production of ice water with +1°C, is now serving the customer’s production processes.

This was undertaken by ICS Industrial Cooling Systems, the Danish system manufacturer that has been partnering with BITZER since 1987.

ICS project manager, Mikael Olsen, said two ACPs were introduced after they disposed of a refrigeration capacity of 4 MW at their central cooling plant.

“Concept and implementation were convincing, so planning for the final completion with BITZER ACPs with a total capacity of 12 MW began,” he said.

“A requirement was the use of products from BITZER, since some years ago ICS delivered and installed a rack which was constructed with BITZER components.”

Olsen said ammonia is highly efficient and has no global warming potential.

“This was a very important argument for our customer. At their premises, there are also more than 20 BITZER screw compressors in operation using ammonia as well,” he said.

“Currently, we have four BITZER ACP units running there which are meant for refrigeration and four of our own heat pump units using BITZER screw compressors. BITZER provides excellent service for all of them.”

 For this new application, system requirements were very clear: the solution had to fulfil specific claims regarding the capacity demand of a high COP and compact sizes. Now this design performs at a COP of 6.2.

Knowing that COP was important, BITZER Nordic regional manager, Claus Groenne, said he knew right away that ACPs would be the best solution to go with in this special case.

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