GERMANY: GEA has expanded its semi-hermetic portfolio with the introduction of the CompaX 350 and 400 ammonia screw compressors and Grasso X packages.
The two GEA CompaX models 350 and 400 with a flow volume of 321 and 372m³/h (at 2,940rpm) extend the semi-hermetic screw compressor series from larger to medium and also smaller capacity requirements.
The compressors combine a wide, stepless adjustable, variable internal volume ratio and a wide speed range. GEA says the the compact design and high degree of integration also make the GEA CompaX a cost-efficient and space-saving product.
In the introductory phase, the new GEA CompaX 350 and 400 models are available as both packages and chillers. The new GEA Grasso X semi-hermetic screw compressor packages are available as a single version and a multipackage. The multipackage can optionally be configured by the customer with two, three or four identical CompaX 350 or 400 units in parallel arrangement.
Refrigeration capacities range from approximately 200 to 1,900kW (NH3, -10/+35°C).
The existing GEA BluX semi-hermetic chiller series is also extended by the new compressors. With refrigerant inlet and outlet temperatures of +12/+6°C and condensing at ambient temperatures (+35°C), the GEA BluX capacity range extends from approximately 350kW cooling capacity with 1x CompaX 350 at 3,000 rpm to around 1,530kW with 2x CompaX 400 at 6,000 rpm. Larger capacities are covered by the GEA BluX with the existing large CompaX 700 and 900 models.