First BLS system in Switzerland – Renergia/CH
In 2012 the eight waste management organisations from central Switzerland and Perlen Papier AG jointly founded “Renergia Zentralschweiz AG” and are now building the new incineration plant (KVA) for central Switzerland at Perlen in the Swiss municipality of Root.
Rudolf Berthold Ges.m.b.H emerged as the best bidder for the logistics system project, worth some CHF 320 million in total, with the new BLS logistics control system. Among other things, Berthold scored points in the competitive tendering procedure for its excellent references – including in Switzerland – and consequently offered the best possible guarantee for a successful and competent implementation of the project.
The project combines engineering and implementation of the complete logistics system, which includes hardware and software, access control, weighing systems, identification, a traffic control system with routing, and high speed bunker doors. The factory acceptance test has already been successfully completed and we are looking forward to a smooth launch.
The Perlen KVA, with its state-of-the-art technology, will go into operation in 2015 and will produce electricity for 38,000 households, as well as district heating and process steam for the nearby paper factory. This will reduce carbon dioxide emissions alone by around 90,000 tons a year.
Further information about this project will follow.
Wien Energie’s upgrade to the new BLS logistics control system
Wien Energie is the operator of all four district heating production facilities in Vienna, as well as the biggest domestic waste combustor in Austria.
After Wien Energie’s excellent experiences with VAS II, Rudolf Berthold Ges.m.b.H received the request to upgrade the entire logistics control system at all sites to the new web-based BLS system. This gives Wien Energie one of the most innovative logistics control systems on the market.
Despite having to partially replace the hardware, integrate the new BLS software complete with waste module and integrate all existing interfaces, the upgrade did not disrupt ongoing operations. Thanks to the modular structure, the rapid configurability and the trials and training with actual data, all functions currently in use can be swiftly integrated without much effort.
The complete switchover to BLS can go live as early as late autumn of 2014.
Wien Energie is looking forward to using a web-based system, which allows access from any Internet-capable device. The comprehensive integration of access functions and video surveillance is also crucially important. With BLS, new or changing specifications from public authorities and continuous optimisation of internal processes can be incorporated faster and more cost-effectively into the logistics system.
More information is available upon request or in our next newsletter.
Wiener Neustadt waste water association – overhaul of screening chamber
As Abwasserverband Süd (southern waste water association – AWVNS) is continually striving to use the most efficient technologies, alterations were also carried out in the screening chamber in 2014, and the existing step screens were replaced with multi-rake screens.
Due to the resulting new processes, Rudolf Berthold Ges.m.b.H was entrusted with the integration of the multi-rake screens into the existing visualisation system and, as a recognised partner for control technology, with setting up frequency inverter operation for the multi-rake screens as well.
We are pleased to have once more played a part in the renovation and advancement of essential parts of the sewage treatment process and are delighted that this has further strengthened our long-term partnership with AWVNS in Wiener Neustadt.
Food industry – controlling air conditioning and heating systems to optimise energy use
Control and visualisation technology has always been a prosperous business area for Rudolf Berthold Ges.m.b.H. Control systems that optimise energy consumption are employed in areas such as the food industry. Here is an example:
During food production, precise adherence to desired temperatures is a key criterion for successful operation. Different temperature guidelines must be adhered to depending on the product, process stage or system component, which is achieved by addition or removal of heat. In order to be able to manufacture in a cost-effective manner, the energy used should be reduced to an absolute minimum.
A major food manufacturer in Austria has now successfully implemented this sensible optimisation of energy, in collaboration with Weiss Anlagen Technik GmbH as general contractor. A new ground source heat pump has been providing an economical heating/cooling solution as of late.
Rudolf Berthold Ges.m.b.H brought essential expertise to this project in terms of the overall control and visualisation of the heat pump and the engineering and implementation of the heat and cooling distribution system for the entire production facility, including its integration into the existing overall system.
If energy optimisation is also an issue in your business, contact us for a no obligation discussion. Contact us