There is the signature of Frigofluid on the new refrigeration systems of Almag production processes: an opportunity to strengthen relations with a large company in Brescia, recognized throughout the world.
1. The Company: brass semi-finished products
Almag – Azienda Lavorazioni Metallurgiche e Affini Gnutti – produces brass bars for turning and molding: it is based in Roncadelle (Brescia) and is the second company worldwide for the manufacture of high-quality semi-finished bars. Here some of the sectors to which its products and services are aimed: construction, automotive and electromechanics.
Elasticity, precision and innovation: these are the values that have inspired the Company in its work since 1946: the chilling technologies made by Frigofluid have supported company processes in the last twenty years.
2. Cooling needs
Roncadelle production plant includes brass alloys processing leveraging on an extrusion process: the company has asked Frigofluid to supply a refrigeration system for the process liquids (water plus glycol) connected to the presses.
3. The Solutions
These solutions have been selected:
- two industrial chillers type RWE ax HTA, high-performance refrigeration systems suitable for high temperatures;
- and a dry cooler operating in free-cooling mode.
The capacity of the unit supplied to Almag reaches 2.7 MW. The temperature of the process fluid at the output, according to the customer’s requirements, is 20 °.
All this is obtained with considerable energy savings, thanks to the combination with an appropriate separate free cooler: energy consumption is up to 80% lower than in installations without the “free-cooling” device.