BITZER wins prestigious ACR News Award

ACR News magazine, one of the UK’s leading refrigeration and air-conditioning magazines, has named BITZER’s innovative ECOLINE+ series of reciprocating compressors as Refrigeration Product of the Year. The series is specially designed for transcritical supermarket applications

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Gianni Parlanti (Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at BITZER) and Kevin Glass (Managing Director at BITZER UK) were visibly pleased to receive the internationally renowned ACR News Award in London on 24 January. ‘With the ECOLINE+ reciprocating compressors, we’ve reached a milestone in the use of low-GWP refrigerants for energy-efficient supermarket applications. We’re delighted that the international jury of experts has named the series the most innovative refrigeration product of the year,’ says Kevin Glass.

‘With the ECOLINE+ reciprocating compressors, we’ve reached a milestone in the use of low-GWP refrigerants for energy-efficient supermarket applications. We’re delighted that the international jury of experts has named the series the most innovative refrigeration product of the year.’

 

Kevin Glass
Managing Director BITZER UK

The compressors’ energy efficiency and the low global warming potential of the CO2 refrigerant used (GWP 1) were just two of the reasons for the jury’s selection. Introduced in 1997, the ACR News Awards honour companies for their work practices and products. After 2014, this is the second time that BITZER has won the Refrigeration Product of the Year award.

‘The ECOLINE+ is currently the most efficient CO2 compressor on the market and the result of more than 20 years of dedication to developing eco-friendly solutions, which has always distinguished BITZER from the competition. Combining natural refrigerants and maximum energy efficiency is one of the most significant future challenges BITZER faces,’ explains Gianni Parlanti. ‘With this prestigious award, we can now clearly say that we’re in a position to overcome it.’

2 victories

in four years: Winner of the ACR “Refrigeration Product of the Year“ 2018 and 2014 is BITZER

The ECOLINE+ series of reciprocating compressors offers optimum efficiency in full- and part-load
The ECOLINE+ series of reciprocating compressors offers optimum efficiency in full- and part-load

Efficient, eco-friendly, innovative: ECOLINE+ compressors

Available with four and six cylinders, ECOLINE+ compressors are designed for optimal efficiency in full- and part-load. Compared to predecessor models, BITZER has significantly improved the entire series in three areas:

  • ECOLINE+ compressors have a new line-start permanent-magnet motor (LSPM), which can be connected directly to 50 and 60 Hz grids, achieving new levels of efficiency and improving annual performance figures by more than 10 per cent.
  • The VARISTEP mechanical capacity control for transcritical CO2 applications is also new and achieves a level of system efficiency which is otherwise only possible with a frequency inverter.
  • The new operating concept with intelligent module (IQ) allows you to fully exploit the potential of this innovative technology. The IQ module also makes integrating compressors into a variety of system configurations quick, simple and affordable, whilst improving protective measures, expanding monitoring options and extending the application range.

Thanks to the intuitive BEST software and factory-wired, preconfigured sensors and actuators, the compressors are very easy to install, configure and service.

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