A 20 percent reduction in total cost of ownership, a 15 to 20 percent increase in energy efficiency, a halving of the maintenance interval, environmentally friendly cooling using ammonia and a compact design: this impressive result was achieved by the solution provider GEA at the Dairy Processing plant, Fortune Dairy near Pune, India.
GEA, one of the leading technologists globally and best known for its "GEA Grasso" brand, was approached by Fortune Dairy to develop a refrigeration compressor package solution. GEA exceeded the customer's expectations with the GEA Grasso M series screw compressor. This technologically advanced compressor is a truly impressive high-speed unit which runs at 4,500 rpm in full load. Due to its design, the compressor requires a minimum of floor space. Up to 70 percent space savings are thus possible. This makes the compressor one of the most compact machines in its segment.
GEA recommends an overhaul at 50,000 operating hours. Furthermore, there is a maximum oil carryover of five ppm. This also leads to reduced operating costs. The high-efficient, durable machine in combination with the use of ammonia as refrigerant makes it such a sustainable solution.
A key feature of the GEA compressor package is the GEA Omni control panel — a technologically advanced, digital powerhouse. Omni’s intuitive operation features a high-definition, multi-touch interface that integrates and optimally coordinates all required system components, resulting in a demand-driven and highly energy-efficient facility operation. Providing operators with a plethora of critical, real-time data and the advanced functionality needed to achieve peak system performance, Omni includes convenient, integrated applications. For example, OmniLink provides remote access and OmniHistorian offers viewing and analysis of historical data, including a precise accounting of actions performed by each authorized system operator. Designed as an open system, GEA Omni can monitor and control refrigeration system equipment from any manufacturer, making it an all-inclusive command center and eliminating the need for auxiliary control systems.