SSP Kälteplaner AG: environmentally friendly, efficient solutions for the food industry

By Elke Milner, Oct 17, 2014, 11:25 2 minute reading

Experts in project design, planning and support for commercial and industrial refrigeration applications, SSP Kälteplaner AG has used innovative technology to combine existing ammonia refrigeration systems into a centralised system with energy efficiency and cost benefits for the Block Group. Other projects by the company have involved supplying a refrigeration system and cold rooms with waste heat reuse, and designing an ammonia booster to operate at the freezing stage as well as at the me

Swiss company SSP Kälteplaner AG focuses on delivering environmentally friendly and technologically advanced solutions within ex-ante planned timeframes. The company recently successfully completed refrigeration projects for the Block Group and Brauhaus Sternen AG whilst is currently working on an ammonia booster project for Ospelt food AG.
Innovative technology for centralised ammonia refrigeration system
The Block Group, founded in 1995 in Hamburg, is a producer of traditional fresh and frozen menu products for premium and middle-market restaurants and hotels. In the summer of 2012, The Block Group commissioned the extension of its production premises in Zarrentin. SSP Kälteplaner AG was responsible for designing, planning and providing full support for the construction project.
From a technical perspective the project used innovative technology in order to extend and combine the two existing ammonia refrigeration systems into a central refrigeration system.
The new system, delivered in time for the start of the 2014 barbecue season, performs better in comparison with the existing one, in terms of:
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Reduced the carbon footprint
  • Reduced operating and maintenance costs
Waste heat reuse in Winterthur restaurant
Brauhaus Sternen AG, specialising in baking and brewing, has opened a new branch in Winterthur. SSP Kälteplaner AG designed and planned the restaurant’s refrigeration systems as well as the cold rooms for the storage of beer and food. The contractor also supported the project throughout the construction period.
The installed system takes advantage of the waste heat produced by using it to support the restaurant’s heating system.
Ammonia booster at new refrigeration plant in Sargans
Another food specialist, Ospelt food AG, opted to work with SSP Kälteplaner AG, in order to build a new refrigeration plant at its branch in Sargans. The contractor designed a booster system that can be used for freezers when at a freezing stage as well as for cold storage and workrooms when at a medium pressure stage. The booster operates using ammonia as a refrigerant.
About SSP Kälteplaner AG
SSP Kälteplaner AG is a Swiss engineering and contracting company specialised in commercial and industrial refrigeration using natural refrigerants. The company’s eight engineers collaborate closely with SSP clients and offer complete engineering solutions and consultancy services for small and big refrigeration systems.


By Elke Milner

Oct 17, 2014, 11:25

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