We have won the prestigious Commercial Heating Product of the Year category at the inaugural Energy Saving Awards 2022 for the pioneering Engie Refrigeration Spectrum Water heat pump.

Supplied in the UK by Klima-Therm, the state-of-the-art Spectrum Water is an ultra-high efficiency heat pump designed for industrial and commercial applications or integration into heat networks and district heating in housing developments.

The  Commercial Heating Product accolade was awarded to advanced climate control solutions supplier Klima-Therm, because the Engie Spectrum heat pump was judged against stiff competition to be “an innovative commercial heating product that will help energy managers to reduce an organisation’s heating bills”.

The 12 models in the Engie Spectrum series boast formidable performance with nominal heat outputs of 350 to 3,100kW, a condenser leaving water temperature of up to 65 deg C, and the choice of four highly efficient refrigerants.

The Spectrum Water heat pump offers outstanding energy efficiency, superb operational reliability, and the highest possible quality thanks to a combination of innovative components including oil-free turbo compressors with magnetic bearings, an efficiency-boosting open-flash economiser, and an intelligent Siemens S7 PLC.

Roberto Mallozzi, managing director of Klima-Therm, said: “Our enduring partnership with Engie Refrigeration is built on a strong foundation of trust and a particularly close working relationship that enables us to provide our customers, reliably and consistently, with quality products and services that match or exceed their business needs.

“The Spectrum Water heat pump represents the ultimate ecologically sustainable alternative to heat generators that run on fossil fuels. This ties in perfectly with Klima-Therm’s mission to tread as lightly on the planet as possible by helping to create a carbon neutral future.”

Tim Mitchell, sales manager of Klima-Therm, added: “Our triumph at the Energy Saving Awards follows our success in winning the Heat Pump Product of the Year category in the celebrated HVR Awards earlier in 2022.

“Securing this latest award is a tribute to our outstanding team and to the astounding technological advances made by Engie Refrigeration. We are delighted to have been recognised in these esteemed awards.”

The Energy Saving Awards – which this year took place in December 2022 at the Tower Hotel, London – are organised by leading publications Plumbing, Heating & Air Movement News and Energy in Buildings & Industry.

About the Engie Spectrum Water heat pump

The climate-friendly Spectrum Water heat pump boasts ultra high efficiency thanks to a unique combination of turbo compressors with magnetic bearing, flooded shell and tube condensers, and an open-flash economiser as standard that guarantees maximum seasonal efficiency and performance with a minimal footprint.

Instead of employing a single compressor, overall capacity is split among multiple compressors, which creates redundancies which maximise operational reliability.

The brains of the machine are provided by an intelligent and fast Siemens S7 PLC. To increase user-friendliness and serviceability, it will be possible to operate the machine via a 10in or 15in touch panel, in addition to the simple and intuitive operation on a mobile end device via smart control. The Spectrum Water also interfaces with Engie’s CoolCare remote maintenance software and a lead and follower machine PLC integrated as standard.

Operating companies can choose between the R1234ze A2L low-GWP refrigerants and the high-efficiency A1 safety refrigerants R515B, R513A and R134a.

There is also an extensive package of options and accessories, and the modular condenser design ensures that the machines can be perfectly adapted to the feed and return levels on the user’s premises.

Oil-free operation ensures stable performance and efficiency throughout the machine’s service life. It also produces a simple and low-maintenance machine design since no oil management peripherals are required. Moreover, there is no need for labour-intensive oil changes on the compressor, saving time, money, and effort.

Capable of using refrigerants with a lower global warming potential (GWP), the Spectrum Water heat pump is perfect for integration into heating and cooling networks as well as new housing developments and district solutions.

It is also ideal for a host of building types from large hotels and hospitals to shopping centres, office complexes, logistics buildings, and airports. Moreover, it can provide low-temperature process heat for manufacturing industry.

For more information about Klima-Therm’s range of heat pumps, visit: https://klima-therm.co.uk/products/heat-pumps/.