GAEC LOGIS FROUTIN
The use of an adsorption cooling system is not only advisable for electroplating, surface finishing or plastic moulding processes. It can also lead to massive energy savings in the agriculture industry. A recent example is the dairy farm GAEC LOGIS FROUTIN in the West of France.
In 2015, the company decided to install an InvenSor adsorption chiller from the LTC range with a cooling capacity of 10 kW /2.8 RT in combination with a combined heat and power (CHP) unit. The trigeneration system has many benefits for the operators. Waste heat from the CHP unit is mainly used to produce cold water cost-efficiently and in an environmentally friendly manner, thus increasing the annual time of operation of the CHP. The cooling produced by the adsorption chiller is used to cool 2.600 liter milk per day and to heat the water for 90 dairy cows.
Previously, the customer was using a conventional cooling system that was directly installed in the milk tank. Generally, all milk tanks are equipped with conventional cooling systems. With this new solution, 90% of the entire cooling load is provided by the InvenSor chillers. That means the conventional system is reduced to providing only 10% of the cooling needs. “We are very happy to enter the agriculture market and to show innovative possibilities for an eco-friendly and cost- effective cooling system“, explains Sören Paulußen, managing director of InvenSor GmbH.