Mini-CHP for a German Winery

CHP for a Winery in Germany

The Micro CHP market in Germany represents one of the biggest markets in Europe regarding the production and the number of installed units. Weingut Heinrich Vollmer runs around 250 hectares of vineyards in Ellerstadt, south-eastern Germany, the land with such amount of sunshine as if created to be vineyards. Heinrich Vollmer started small in 1972, when he was only 23 years old, and today he bottles around 900 000 litres of wine and supplies big wine traders, restaurants, retail chains (Rewe, Tengelmann, Edeka), and airlines (German LufthansaCondor) as well as private wine connoisseurs.
 

“To move from chemical cleaning and utilize boiling water instead, I had the idea to use CHP technology,” says Heinrich Vollmer, the winery owner that still actively manages his business, now together with his daughter Eva. Mr. Vollmer asked HKH-Energie, a CHP provider, to propose the whole solution for his winery.
 

CHP itself is one of the most technically demanding fields in power generation. It requires deep theoretical knowledge and experience in engine technology, thermodynamics, control technology, hydraulic, installations, and many more areas in order to design, manufacture and isnstall a reliable CHP system. Being specialized in demanding projects, HKH-Energie delivered the CHP with heat demand management with 4 big heat tanks from which boiling water is delivered to clean the bottles – the only packing in which Mr. Vollmer market his red and white wine.
 

After several disappointments with previous CHP providers, Heinrich Vollmer feels grateful for such a smooth and reliable cooperation with HKH- Energie, “HKH successfully managed and delivered this project in a short time and it has been running already for three years without any issues.”
 

HKH-Energie has been using controls and monitoring by ComAp for more than 8 years and Christian H√§fner, HKH-Energie Director, names the main reasons for their cooperation, “High flexibility, powerful controllers and the reliability of components.”
 

ComAp Products Include: 
InteliSys NTC BaseBox
IS-BIN 16/8
IS-AIN8
IGS-PTM
WebSupervisor
InteliMonitor
 

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