Nearly every compressed air station uses refrigeration dryers, since most applications require these machines to deliver a dependable supply of quality dried compressed air. The F-gas regulation EU 517/2014 has been in force since 2015. It is intended to minimise the emissions of partly-fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) as they significantly contribute to global warming. The effects of this legislation can already be felt by operators of compressed air stations, because F-gases are used as refrigerants in refrigeration dryers. This means that operators have to comply with the directive’s stipulations when they service or repair existing refrigeration dryers, or when new refrigeration dryers are purchased. The refrigerants used up until now are being withdrawn from the market.
All refrigerant dryers from Kaeser Kompressoren will therefore use the new R-513A refrigerant by the end of 2019. It is climate-friendly and provides users with peace of mind when it comes to future-proof operation. KAESER is supporting all customers to convert their systems to a more environmentally-friendly alternative.
When planning the purchase of a new dryer, consideration should be given to make sure that the unit uses a refrigerant that complies with the requirements of the directive, not just today, but also in the years to come, and that the refrigerant will be available for future service work. Some manufacturers use materials that are legal today, but which will eventually become prohibited, or which will simply no longer be offered, due to their high global warming potential. This means that those operators who use these materials will soon be faced with the same problem – KAESER is aware of this issue and takes early preventative countermeasures accordingly.
It rarely makes sense to retrofit older but functional machines to use new refrigerants. Operators are well advised to take note of the currently-used refrigerants in their equipment and to obtain information regarding alternative strategies. KAESER’s experienced and certified personnel are available to assist you. Certified service is advisable for all refrigeration dryers in order to provide different solutions with regards to this subject; this is especially true for older systems where refrigerant conversion is uneconomical.
All KAESER refrigeration dryers are designed to provide maximum efficiency and energy cost savings. Thanks to the new refrigerant, they are also future-proof for their entire service life when it comes to applicable refrigerant legislation. Moreover, they are exceptionally efficient, require minimal maintenance and are easy and quick to service.
Established in 1919 as a mechanical engineering workshop, Kaeser Kompressoren is a family-owned business and today is one of the world’s leading compressor manufacturers and compressed air systems providers. Kaeser’s production centres are located in Coburg (main plant) and Gera, Germany. The company has approximately 6000 employees worldwide.
Kaeser’s comprehensive product range comprises stationary and portable rotary screw compressors, stationary and mobile reciprocating compressors, vacuum pumps, rotary blowers, filters, dryers, air tools and accessories. Furthermore, Kaeser’s state-of-the-art compressor control systems with advanced IT technology take compressed air efficiency to the next level and beyond. Both users and the environment therefore benefit from the consequent energy-savings.
Subsidiaries and authorised partners in over one hundred countries ensure that users are able to enjoy all of the benefits that the very best in compressed air engineering has to offer. Key markets include the EU, the United States, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Kaeser owes its enviable reputation not only to the exceptional efficiency and quality of its products, but also to its reliable field service. More recently, the other industry-leading services offered by the company – such as operator models for compressed air stations, concepts within the framework of Industry 4.0 and predictive maintenance – have increasingly moved to centre stage.
Kaeser’s many years of strong growth and expansion are directly attributable to its passion for innovation and strict quality standards. Both are driven by the hard work and dedication of its employees, whose expertise, combined with ongoing professional development, keep them attuned to the very latest technology. The company’s opening-up of key global markets in recent years has also created many additional jobs and secured existing ones, both in Germany and around the world.
The company is headed by Thomas Kaeser, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing, grandson of the company’s founder, and Tina-Maria Vlantoussi-Kaeser, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.
Brief company history:
Founded: Coburg 1919
Trade name: Kaeser Kompressoren
Founder: Carl Kaeser senior
Executive management: Thomas Kaeser, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.,
Tina Maria Vlantoussi-Kaeser, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.
Products: Reciprocating and rotary screw compressors ranging from 0.18 to 515 kW, portable rotary screw compressors, high-pressure and dry-running compressors, compressor control systems, vacuum pumps, rotary blowers, air filters and tools, refrigeration & desiccant dryers, as well as compressed air system accessories and services.
Turnover (2018 Kaeser Kompressoren SE): Approximately EUR 1 billion
Worldwide: Approx. 6000
Apprentices: Approx. 300
Apprentice positions per year (since 2016): 120
Production centres: Coburg (main plant), Gera
Branch offices: 8 regional offices throughout Germany
Worldwide sales partners: Represented in over 100 countries by Kaeser-own branch offices and exclusive authorised partners
KAESER KOMPRESSOREN SE
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