Johnson Controls receives the Chillventa AWARD in the category of large-scale refrigeration systems

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The ammonia central cooling facility for the Paulaner Brewery convinces the jury

Essen, Germany, Oct. 11, 2016 -- Johnson Controls has received the Chillventa AWARD in the category of large scale refrigeration systems for its innovative central cooling facility for the Paulaner Brewery in Munich. The category includes large-scale refrigeration systems, commercial cooling facilities, air-conditioning technology and thermal pumps. The award was presented by Chillventa, the Nürnberg trade fair, and Bauverlag.

Olaf Pollex, project manager at Johnson Controls, received the award at Chillventa as representative of the entire team. "I am glad that we could convince with our solutions, products and product development not only the Paulaner Brewery and Heineken, but were also able to successfully compete and win against other high-quality projects evaluated by the jury. The Chillventa Award shows us clearly that by a close co-operation with our clients and by our incessant search for optimization potential, we are on the right track."

The Johnson Controls team has planned and implemented the new construction of the cooling facility for the Paulaner Brewery GmbH & Co. KG in Munich Langwied. This central facility includes an ammonia refrigeration plant with screw compressors, evaporator with gravitational recirculation, evaporation liquifiers (10.8 MW), high pressure collector, economizer, separator and various consumer pumps. The facility services an alcohol-water system for a tank farm and utility cooling of 6.3 MW (temperature level -8°C) as well as a brewing water system with a brewing water repository for cooling of brewing water of 2 MW (temperature level 0°C). It cools the tank farm, the tanks themselves as well as multiple production processes and also air-conditions the production hall and the research center.

"The Chillventa Award shows us clearly that by a close co-operation with our clients and by our incessant search for optimization potential, we are on the right track."-- Olaf Pollex, project manager at Johnson Controls

The customer, the planners, the manufacturer companies and the control authorities worked successfully together in close co-operation. Thus, the entire team could not only meet the schedule, but also remain within budget. In addition, the Johnson Controls team optimized the initial plan of Heineken Supply Chain to enable the revised facility footprint to serve as a master plan for additional brewery buildings. Because the production personnel and the construction management were both involved in the planning, the concept of the facility takes into account the problem-less operability by the local personnel. This includes, for example, recordings of operation times of all drive systems for optimal maintenance, the Johnson Controls' error-app for search and repair of error sources on-site as well as far-reaching visualization of data recording.

It is just this aspect of the partnership in planning and co-operation that most impressed the jury at its evaluation, in accordance with the Chillventa motto, "Connecting Experts." But also the processing of the planning assignment, the functionality, the depth of innovation and the economic efficiency were decisive factors. The winners of the particular categories had to score points in all these domains.

Johnson Controls will present its innovations until October 13 in HLK and industrial cooling area in the frame of Chillventa at two different booths focusing on different products. In hall 6, booth 146, the visitors will find components for tailored to measure solutions; in hall 7, booth 423, innovative products and complete solutions of the trademarks YORK® and SABROE® can be found. Here, the visitors of the trade fair can see and virtually navigate themselves through various Johnson Controls products.

About Johnson Controls
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Dr. Anke Staudacher
+49 221 4987520
Johnson Controls, Inc.

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