When your business depends on quality refrigeration, you need a partner committed to excellence. Our products are the result of continuous innovation.
GEA manufactures an extensive range of industrial refrigeration components. Every product has been designed by professionals with an eye for detail. All our factories are DIN and ISO 9001 certified.
With the new GEA Grasso V reciprocating compressor series, GEA is heralding the start of a completely new era for the industrial refrigeration market.
The GEA Grasso SH series comes in four sizes can cover swept volumes ranging from 231 to 372 m3/h.
Cruise passenger numbers are booming all over the world. With the new structure, GEA has developed the key advantage in a rapidly growing and demanding market. By combining different expertise GEA is able to offer customers a broader product portfolio from a single source to make sure that crew and passengers feel comfortable.
Regarding current market trends in the cruise industry like ship size and sustainability, GEA is able to meet the customers’ demands with environmentally-friendly equipment and tailor-made solutions. At the Marine Trade Fairs Seatrade Cruise Global, currently taking place in Fort Lauderdale, USA, (March 13-16, 2017, German Pavilion, booth 229-28), as well as the upcoming NorShipping in Oslo, Norway, (May 30 - June 2, 2017, hall E, booth 03-09) GEA will highlight the latest technologies and service solutions for the marine industry.
Size matters – GEA does it all
At the moment, some cruise lines are expanding the size of their cruise vessels. The largest cruise ship for example has capacity for 6,000 passengers, but this number will be shortly increased to new dimensions. A reverse development is that of smaller, more exclusive cruise vessels with capacity for just 200 passengers; a market tendency that signals a high level of luxury with rarer and more remote destinations. Two trends appealing to different segments, but both are relevant to GEA as the equipment on these ship types is part of GEA’s portfolio.
When it comes to important aspects like sustainability and reduction of carbon footprint, GEA is able to meet these demands as all equipment is being optimized regularly in terms of low energy consumption and waste production. Michael Fibbe, Product Sales Manager for GEA’s Marine Equipment, underlines: “The key words are less energy consumption and less emissions, which GEA can tailor to any customers’ requirements. We even design specialized systems such as bilge purifiers that clean the bilge water – thus protecting the ocean by ensuring that no oil is dumped in the water.” New developments like the GEA CatFineMaster for maximum fuel quality, or the GEA BallastMaster marineX with a new inline driver design, as well as the future-proof 5ppm GEA BilgeMaster systems – all in line with IMO standards – set new standards in the Marine industry.
Sustainable solutions for cooling by using CO2
Marc Prinsen, Head of Application Center Marine at GEA, adds: ”We also challenge the high demand of sustainable solutions to phase out synthetic refrigerants and replace them with natural ones, like CO2. Using CO2 for cooling purposes clearly has two advantages: Due to an optimized configuration with CO2 we can lower the freezing temperature. This way the power consumption will become more efficient and at the same time you improve the carbon footprint. Furthermore we offer heat recovery solutions that benefit both energy consumption and the environment.”
Full confidence in GEA’s marine equipment
For many years, the cruise ship industry fully trusts GEA and its solutions as it has doubled its orders for GEA’s technology meeting their continuously rising needs. And according to Michael Fibbe, this positive development is an indication of a market that holds a lot of promise for GEA: “The leading cruise ship owners and builders emphasize their trust in GEA as we experience a vast increase to equip newly built ships with GEA technology. And thanks to the new GEA structure, one single point of contact can offer customers a much wider range of equipment today. So they can easily meet the requirements of the industry and their guests. But especially the one-face-to-the-customer philosophy makes GEA more effective than ever before when it comes to order execution.”
As a leading supplier of high performance equipment for the marine industry, GEA’s solutions range from treating fuel oil, lube oil, sludge, bilge and ballast water, while air conditioning, refrigeration, and freezing technology ensure that passengers are comfortable and that the ship arrives in good condition.
GEA Service – Optimized OPEX across the ship lifetime
Excellent machines or equipment are one thing, the right service is another. With several options of the new service concept “GEA Service – For your continued success” GEA customers are optimally being supported throughout the entire life cycle of their installed systems and components. From project engineering, installation, and commissioning to maintaining and improving the performance of the customer’s equipment: GEA is the first choice, one-stop call for Total Productive Maintenance.
According to the motto „Think green, choose blue” GEA presents innovative refrigeration and cooling solutions at EuroShop in Duesseldorf, Germany from March 5 to 9, 2017 (exhibition center, hall 17, booth D77). The main focus is on GEA compressors, especially developed for the use with natural refrigerants.
The new 6-cylinder compressor for hydrocarbons: GEA Bock HG56e HC
New on the market is the GEA Bock HG56e HC series for the use of hydrocarbons – it combines state-of-the-art technology with GEA design standards, which have been proven for decades. This series replaces the previous 4-cylinder series HG5 and a part of the HG6 compressors. The new 6-cylinder compressors offer higher efficiency and a quieter operation compared to their predecessors.
The new GEA Bock HG56e HC also offers the following advantages:
New designed housing with optimized gas flowImproved valve plate systemDurable engine for demanding applications with hydrocarbons The latest generation of highly efficient electric motors Standard mounting positions
Most extensive performance coverage in the industry
With three sizes of the GEA HG56e series covering the range from 73.8 m³/h to 100.4 m³/h displacement (at 50 Hz), the GEA HC series can guarantee the most extensive performance coverage in the industry.
The new compressor series for hydrocarbons combines high efficiency, running smoothness, compactness and a long life cycle. Due to optimized engine components and an adapted specific oil filling, all models offer highest performance, even under very demanding operating conditions of hydrocarbons. The GEA compressors of the hydrocarbon and CO2 range also meet the requirements of the F-gas regulation. This provides planning assurance to plant manufacturers, operators and investors.
Powerful in subcritical and transcritical CO2 application
In supermarkets, cold storages, on fishing vessels and other areas such as food processing, CO2 refrigeration systems have already proven their value. GEA offers a variety of compressors for commercial and industrial cooling or heat pump applications for use with CO2 as a refrigerant. On display at the GEA booth and already available on the market for many years is the 6-cylinder GEA Bock HG46 CO2 T compressor. This model is the largest semi-hermetic piston compressor for transcritical CO2 applications and has proven its reliability in several projects.
In product development GEA compressors have been optimized for use with CO2. Relevant features include a reliable design to meet the challenges of any CO2 operation, a high level of stability due to low vibrations and pulsations, quiet operation and extremely low oil carry-over. In addition, the design engineers have implemented a good thermal separation in the compressor, to benefit higher efficiency as confirmed by the ASERCOM certification for a number of transcritical CO2 compressors. The compressors can be operated over a broad frequency range, which assures ideal response to meet partial-load requirements.