Schwank Case Study
Heating & cooling with only one system – Comfortable climate for the production
„The decision for Schwank’s gas heat pump paid off, because of the easy integration and its safe and comfortable operation. Even with a 35°C outside temperature, the required 25°C indoor temperature is ensured.“
Ing. Witold Jablonski, managing director Jablonski
CEI Cosmetic Essence Innovations is a New Jersey-based company focused on packing and filling high quality cosmetics and perfumes. With 6 offices worldwide, a production and storage area of more than 2.5 million m² and 336 million bottled units per year, CEI is an important partner for major perfume and cosmetic manufacturers. In 2008 we moved to a building complex, which includes a consignment stock of its customers, a special warehouse for perfumes and a 2,000 m² packaging and order picking system. Depending on the shift, up to 220 employees are working in the packaging facility. Thereby CEI is able to respond flexibly to a change in market and customer requirements
Due to the increasing number of employees in the packaging hall, the usage behaviour of the original building planning changed. With an outgoing heat energy of 100W per employee it is called cooling in the summer. CEI decided to react: in cooperation with the landlord – the well-known investor group Segro – a cooling system for packaging. The hall should be cooled in summer so as to not exceed a max. 25 ° C. The same system should be 18 ° C in the winter. The installation and replacement of the heating and cooling system had to take place during the daily operations.
A large number of requests had to be made due to the specific situation of the landlord and tenant. In addition to the lowest possible consumption costs, the comfort and the required temperatures were the main focus of attention. This was especially because, over the previous couple of years, problems had arisen with employee satisfaction with the environmental conditions and their well-being during the summer months. Schwank’s concept of using a gas pump and connected VRF ventilation devices convinced Segro as well as CEI. The installation took place during the daily operations.
The installed gas heat pump was able to demonstrate excellent performance right after the official handover and the introduction to Segro and CEI. In heating mode the warm air is being comfortingly and evenly distributed equally in the entire facility. During the first summer the gas heat pump had already achieved its first brownie points from the employees. Even at outside temperatures of 35°C, the gas heat pump cooled the indoor temperature to 25°C.
Ing. Witold Jablonski is impressed by the handling and the performance of the heat pump:
“With the gas heat pump we can keep you warm – even in summer. It promotes the performance and the well-being of our employees. Since then, no complaints have been received “