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August 2, 2022

 

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The Danish manufacturer of highly efficient ventilation fans and systems called on aworld-class specialist in electrical motors for driving the largest fan in their ZerAx range of axial fans. The fan was specially designed for the extraction of the carbon dioxide in a German backfill mine. The objective was to supply the most climate-neutral solution. Thanks to its IE5 highly efficient synchro-reluctant Dyneo+ motor, Nidec Leroy-Somer has brilliantly met the challenge.

With more than 70 years of experience, NOVENCO Building & Industry, a member of the SCHAKO Group, ranks among the world leaders in design, development and manufacture of ventilation products and systems on the technological forefront of performance and durability. The company provides a vast choice of energy-efficient and life safety ventilation systems worldwide, which are well-known for uncompromising quality and the highest standards within a wide range of industries.

With focus on a sustainable green solution for the latest renovation project of the Teutschenthal backfill mine in Germany, operated by GTS (Grube Teutschenthal Sicherungs GmbH & Co. KG), in the Geiger Group, the NOVENCO ZerAx® axial flow fan was approved as an obvious choice.

Since the mining of potash and rock salt was stopped in 1982, the mine is used to store every year more than 200,000 tons of mineral waste materials produced by municipal and industrial plants. By using the cavities for the environmentally friendly and long-term safe disposal of mineral waste at a depth of approx. 700 metres, the backfill mine makes a significant and sustainable contribution to environmental protection.

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To improve ventilation systems under the ground intended for removing CO2 from stored mineral waste, the main contractor Jeremias® Chimney Systems delivered a specially designed 36 m tall chimney.

To support this, NOVENCO delivered a 2-meter diameter giant Zerax® fan with efficiency up to 92%, driven by a Nidec Leroy-Somer’s Dyneo+ eco-efficient permanent magnet motor delivering a power output of 220 kW.

Compact, robust, and easy to commission, the Dyneo+ permanent magnet-assisted synchronous reluctance motors offer IE5 Ultra Premium efficiency level. With the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) on the market, a very short ROI (Return On Investment) and low maintenance, Dyneo+ provides a cost-effective, efficient and environmentally-friendly drive solution.

Implementing the Dyneo+ technology means less kWh consumed, fewer raw materials used and lower CO2 emissions. Combined with the ZerAx® fan efficiency of up to 92%, 98% recyclability rate and 20+ years of lifetime, this solution is of great benefit to the environment for many years to come. Compared with an IE3 induction motor, the frame size would be 315 mm and even 355 mm instead of 280 mm with the Dyneo+ motor. As for the weight, it would total 1300 kg in frame size 315, instead of 820 kg, i.e., half a ton lower, and the efficiency level of the motor powered by drive less than 96.5%.

By combining an efficient extraction fan to a Dyneo+ energy-saving motor controlled by a frequency inverter, NOVENCO provides the greenest solution for the earth’s surface. This unique configuration offers the highest possible system efficiency that goes beyond the requirements of current regulations.

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DCS Siemens SIRIUS Controls Ensures Cold Beer 1 400

Breweries are known for transforming malt, hops, and yeast into beer in gleaming brewing kettles and large fermentation tanks linked by numerous pipes.

Over the centuries, the equipment for mashing, lautering, boiling, and fermenting beer according to carefully guarded recipes has been steadily perfected.

 

The chiller is the heart of the brewery

One of the most important parts of the brewery, and perhaps the least visible, is the chiller. The fermentation temperature of the beer is crucial, which means that the heat generated by the yeast fermentation must be carefully controlled by the chiller.

If the beer ferments at too high a temperature, the yeast can produce a variety of undesirable aromas that ruin the beer.

According to Justin Thomas, President of G&D Chillers, based in Oregon

"The chiller is the heart of the brewery. Owners invest not only a lot of money in the brewery and brewing equipment, but also a great deal of time in the production of beer. But if the chiller fails, all that goes out the window."

Partnerships to keep pace with growth

Thomas says that growth at G&D Chillers has been exponential over the past 15 years. To continue this rate of success, the company had to look for new ways to meet customer demands for reliable, state-of-the-art chiller options.

For example, G&D Chillers recently teamed up with Siemens and the global distribution and supply chain solutions company WESCO to meet these needs and stay ahead of the competition. "We're still a small manufacturing company, but big enough to produce some technically advanced equipment," says Thomas. "We've always been service-oriented and always stood by our equipment, no matter what the problem. We get the same kind of support and service from Siemens that we give to our own customers."

 

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Nationwide Equipment NetworkWhat’s the secret to providing superior service and staying competitive in a changing market? Well, you might learn something from ALTA Refrigeration’s experience. Over ten years, it transformed itself from a custom engineering services company into a scalable industrial equipment manufacturer, using an edge-oriented control architecture to efficiently manage a growing installed base.

 Originally started in 1975 as Industrial Refrigeration Services, ALTA has been designing and installing refrigeration systems across the United States for more than 45 years. And for a long time, they were large, custom-designed systems that used a central machine room to deliver refrigerant to various facility areas through long, overhead piping runs.

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International Application by PILZWhen the Swiss engineering company Peter Huber AG won the order to upgrade and convert the control and safety technology on manual-feed bending machines - to include an additional sheet metal feed via robot - alongside the requirements for economy, flexibility and efficiency there was also one key condition in the requirement specification: wherever possible, the envisaged solution should continue to use the existing controllers.

As cooperation between human, robot and machine presents a complex challenge not only in control terms but also regarding safety, an innovative solution was sought. Peter Huber found it in the modular safety relay myPNOZ.

 

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Dyneo+ by Nidec Leroy-SomerWith more than 70 years of experience, NOVENCO Building & Industry, a member of the SCHAKO Group, ranks among the world leaders in design, development and manufacture of ventilation products and systems on the technological forefront of performance and durability. The company provides a vast choice of energy-efficient and life safety ventilation systems worldwide, which are well-known for uncompromising quality and the highest standards within a wide range of industries.

With focus on a sustainable green solution for the latest renovation project of the Teutschenthal backfill mine in Germany, operated by GTS (Grube Teutschenthal Sicherungs GmbH & Co. KG), in the Geiger Group, the NOVENCO ZerAx® axial flow fan was approved as an obvious choice.

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