Always ready in Asia

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Three countries, three success stories: BITZER reciprocating compressors defy a wide range of operating conditions and are high in demand in Asia, including in Vietnam, Indonesia and India

Vietnam: in use for 11 years

Waiting is not an option for Viet Engineering Ltd. and BITZER Vietnam: as one of the first subsidiaries in Asia, BITZER Vietnam provided the tried-and-tested ECOLINE reciprocating compressors with the environmentally friendly refrigerant R134a. This case is nothing unique, as the ECOLINE reciprocating compressors for the R134a/R404A blend were soon ready for operation in Vietnam. Additionally, hundreds of OCTAGON VARISPEED reciprocating compressors have been installed in ECOSTAR condensing units since 2007. Overall, Viet Engineering Ltd. has installed more than 500 reciprocating compressors throughout the country in the past 11 years. Not to mention the numerous screw compressors.

‘We make sure that the systems achieve excellent energy efficiency scores (COP) and are exceptionally environmentally friendly.’
Sher S Sidhi
Managing Director
at Climatrol

‘We strive to supply our customers with complete solutions that provide the various advantages modern companies expect, i.e. energy efficiency, environmental friendliness, user-friendliness and operating reliability. That is clearly appreciated. Our systems are in demand throughout Vietnam, not just in individual regions,’ says Truong Ngoc Tinh, Director at Viet Engineering Ltd. ‘Combined with intelligent control systems and flexible frequency inverters, the high-quality ECOLINE compressors deliver unique solutions. For example, the technical manager can oversee the entire factory with just one laptop.’

BITZER has been working with its partner Viet Engineering Ltd. in Vietnam for around 20 years. ‘We have developed a close, trusting relationship over the past two decades,’ confirms Truong Ngoc Tinh. ‘We make no compromises when it comes to quality, which is why we work with BITZER. Ever since ECOLINE reciprocating compressors were approved for R134a in 2010, we have been manufacturing systems with the environmentally friendly refrigerant. Over 90 per cent of the systems we fit have frequency inverters that further improve the properties of the compressors. In this way, we ensure that the systems achieve excellent COP and are exceptionally environmentally friendly.’

BITZER ECOSTAR: efficient, user-friendly and environmentally friendly

Highly successful in Asia – BITZER success stories in Vietnam, Indonesia and India
Highly successful in Asia – BITZER success stories in Vietnam, Indonesia and India

Indonesia: an extraordinary project

Versatile ECOLINE reciprocating compressors are turning heads in Indonesia with high energy efficiency, robustness and ease of maintenance. BITZER Indonesia has completed an extraordinary project on Java in partnership with Mulia Frozindo. Designed for particularly low temperature applications, two double-stage reciprocating compressors from BITZER have been operating in a refrigeration plant in the coastal town of Banyuwangi since December 2008. They power a condensing unit with a special job: the system flash-freezes fish quickly and safely. It efficiently freezes up to five tonnes of seafood within just six hours. The most important criteria are quality, operating reliability and efficiency. Ultimately, a broken cooling chain represents not only a financial loss, but it puts the health of consumers at risk. BITZER’s compact S6F-30.2 compressor featuring short gas channels, extremely efficient working valves and a patented oil return system is the perfect system for such a challenge. Quiet and with a low vibration level, this reciprocating compressor is available with four and six cylinders. Mulia Frozindo was impressed by the project: the company has been using only BITZER compressors since 2008.

‘Reliability and quality are our top priorities, and BITZER has a clear lead over other providers here.’
Sher S Sidhi
Managing Director
at Climatrol

India: top-class air-conditioning in hotels

Climatrol in India relies on semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors from BITZER India. ‘We have been working closely with BITZER for six years now and every year we use around 150 reciprocating compressors from the German company in cold and frozen stores in various regions of India, for example in Lalit hotels in Delhi, Chandigarh, Calcutta and Faridabad,’ says Sher S Sidhi, Managing Director at Climatrol. ‘Reliability and quality are our top priorities, and BITZER has a clear lead over other providers here. Additionally, the support provided by BITZER India is outstanding and we are more than satisfied with our partnership.’ Climatrol also provides solutions for the food processing industry, dairies, hotels and many other applications – and the company will continue to rely on its partnership with BITZER in the future.