GEA, the technology group and market leader for commercial compressors for mobile transportation, will be once again showcasing its competence in the mobile air-conditioning segment to visitors at this year’s busworld. The world’s biggest and most renowned trade fair for city busses and coaches will be held in Kortrijk, Belgium from October 20 to 25, 2017. GEA will be featuring proven solutions such as the FKX40/755 K compressor at booth 415 in hall 4.
GEA invites beverage industry representatives to visit Hall A3 Booth 313 at drinktec, the leading global trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry in Munich from September 11-15, 2017. GEA focuses on customer needs, including high quality products providing absolutely reliable and safe production, flexibility in the face of demand fluctuations, improvements to internal productivity with ever lower operating costs and a sustainable ecological balance.
The long-established ValveCalc design program from GEA AWP helps with the selection and sizing of valves for refrigeration facilities. Great news from the German experts – the software is now enhanced to meet the latest standards, a move towards the very latest in technology design.
By entering their operating conditions, users of the GEA AWP ValveCalc software follow a step-by-step guide to choose the right size of valve, or have the system calculate a whole network section with several different fittings and design the system themselves. The new Version 6.0, which the company is providing free of charge on request, takes into account the latest standards in industrial refrigeration including the latest standard for the calculation of safety valves EN 13136:2013. With this, the pressure loss calculations of the supply and discharge lines of the safety valves are now based on the actual discharge volume and no longer the required volume. The maximum allowable pressure of the safety valves is now automatically calculated and displayed. The extensive database of refrigerant data was expanded, particularly for the superheated refrigerant range
The included product catalogue provides a detailed selection of various properties for the selected products. GEA AWP ValveCalc 6.0 also comes with detailed documentation on the designed products and network sections to pass on to third parties. The redesigned print-outs are now more visually appealing than before. GEA AWP also optimized its user interface, making it easy to use on Microsoft Windows 10 and display on common laptop screens. Contact Nehir Memet, Product and Sales Manager at GEA AWP, for more information or to request the free software / firstname.lastname@example.org.
EYE WEAR from GEA, showcased at this year’s interpack, is a groundbreaking service innovation that enables virtual experts to support machine operators and service technicians in the field in-real time. From remote machine assessments, inspections and implementations to SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) assistance, this cutting-edge technology can reduce response times, almost eliminate travel costs and foster improved supplier–partner relationships.
Real-time trouble shooting for technicians
With its built in camera and microphone, EYE WEAR offers a range of functions, including “chat”, “hear”, “speak” and even the ability to “send” and “edit” pictures. With images projected onto the EYE WEAR screen, repairs, process optimization or inspections can be done at the speed of the Internet.
Information is streamed, live, via a Wi-Fi interface, enabling machine operators to send and receive information in real-time. Readable documents and procedures can be sent from the operator or requested from the engineer in the field. Using a bidirectional flow of information, the EYE WEAR can be used to assist customers with technical issues, inspect equipment and help with production start-ups.
EYE WEAR provides an array of benefits
From unexpected downtime to replacing damaged parts, and from identifying upgrade opportunities to equipment optimization: Amidst a strict regulatory environment and increasing competition, the pharmaceutical industry is constantly looking to optimize its processes, hit deadlines and get product to market as quickly as possible. GEA’s EYE WEAR can maximize production time, reduce operational costs, help to deliver quality products and, in the case of incidents or accidents, ensure the health and safety of staff.
Standalone unit or part of SLA
Available as a standalone unit and as part of the GEA Service Level Agreement (SLA) framework, the product’s scope of supply includes the EYE WEAR glasses, a battery charger, use of the registration QR code for a year, a microphone and headphones, an access point router and full documentation.
A comprehensive range of spare parts and accessories is also available, as are an optional extra battery pack and holder, support service and access to a web-based app.
Talk today about the future of real-time communication
For motivated and better trained staff, reduced downtime, increased OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and extended equipment lifecycles, GEA Service is available at interpack to talk about the future of real-time communication.
Düsseldorf (Germany), July 25, 2017 – Manual cleaning of mineral oil centrifuges’ disk stacks is a tedious and time consuming process, often taking more than eight hours. To streamline this task, GEA has launched GEA EffiClean, an innovative solution that cleans separator’s disk stacks in just 20 minutes inside the running machine. Moreover, the in place cleaning that EffiClean offers is both environmentally and user friendly.
Disk cleaning absolutely necessary
Mineral oil treatment is known as a dirty business. After operation and/or processing of feed products with high variation in quality, the disk stacks can become very dirty. Sticky layers of asphaltenes are built up on the inner surface of disks. The result is decreased disk gaps which limits the separation efficiency. This forces the operator to turn down the performance of the centrifuge in order to not risk damaging downstream equipment.
During manual cleaning, eight or more hours of operation are lost. To speed up the manual procedure, operators are sometimes forced to use improper cleaning techniques. This leads to a high risk of irreversible damage on the separators integral parts. Further, since particles accumulate based on a surface’s friction coefficient, worn out and damaged disk surfaces become dirty much faster.
Escaping from manual disk cleaning with GEA EffiClean
The GEA EffiClean unit contains all components, tools and accessories
GEA EffiClean allows operators to clean disks directly where the centrifuge is located, saving precious maintenance time and optimizing the reliability, availability and efficiency of the centrifuges. Mounted on an easy-to-use trolley, the equipment combines an environmentally friendly cleaning agent and a cleaning process that reflects over 100 years of experience in separation technology. Specially designed for mineral oil applications, the stainless steel unit with a footprint of only 0.5 x 0.8 m fits in narrow spaces and it’s tough enough to resist the demanding environment.
The GEA EffiClean1090 cleaning agent, exclusively sold by GEA, combines optimal cleaning with an environmentally friendly formula and offers the best compatibility with the materials used in GEA centrifuges. Sold as a concentrate, the cleaning agent is diluted with 90% water at the time of use. Only a very small amount of chemical is needed per cleaning cycle, which enables very small and easy to handle packaging sizes. For optimized user safety, the cleaning agent is connected to the cleaning unit, which automatically adds the right amount of cleaning solution during the cleaning process. The operator does not get in physical contact with the cleaning agent.
Separator disk before (left) and after (right) cleaning with GEA EffiClean
With GEA EffiClean the labor required for disk cleaning is reduced by up to 95% compared to manual cleaning. Plus, customers benefit by bringing the reliability, availability and efficiency of their GEA separators to their maximum capacity.