The Kattus wine cellar in Austria had no idea how to make effective use of all the waste heat produced when making their sparkling wine. They ultimately decided to invest in a Kronoterm heat pump, with their return on investment estimated at 3.7 years.
|Name||Kattus Sekt wine production|
|Building type||Industrial production facility with wine cellar|
|Description||Sparkling wine production and storage|
|Previous heating system||Heating oil|
|Appliance||WPG 80-1 HTT/H|
|Return on investment||3.7 years|
|Heating capacity (kW)||80 kW|
|Note of interest||Recapture of waste heat|
A Kronoterm WPG 80-1 HTT/H provides all the heat needed for one of Austria’s most renowned vintners. Their wine is truly borderless, finding its way into all corners of the world, including during in-flight drink service. With their decision to go with a Kronoterm heat pump, Kattus Sekt chose to repurpose the heat wasted during the production of sparkling wine. The solution works so well that the sound the heat pump makes is quieter than uncorking a bottle. After all, the best appliance is the one we don’t even notice.
At first, Austria vintner Kattus Sekt had no idea how to make effective use of all the waste heat produced when making their sparkling wine. Their old system was both too expensive to heat their facilities and too weak to properly keep their wines cool. They decided to opt for an appliance that would make use of all their waste heat. Now their Kronoterm heat pump actually uses that waste heat to cool their finished wines.
Big production plants, just like Kattus Sekt, always have maintenance logistics high on their priority list, so it’s important that they don’t have to worry about regular servicing and the availability of spare parts. It’s sometimes necessary to wait even months for spare parts from other heat pump manufacturers, while Kronoterm prides itself on being a European provider with in-house production, so we can send off spare parts at a moment’s notice.
This renowned chain of wine cellars previously had a system that used heating oil. It was expensive, wasteful, and not particularly friendly to the environment, and it didn’t even repurpose waste heat. They were brave and bold in their insistence that the perfect solution existed. And they found it in a Kronoterm heat pump. Kronoterm heat pumps were made to withstand Slovenian meteorological conditions, but they can be easily adapted to Austrian weather, which is fairly similar at the end of the day. These heat pumps will happily keep working in temperatures down to –25 °C without increasing operational costs. We recommend taking a bold step forward and trusting your heating solutions to the experts.
The Kronoterm heat pump WPG 80-1 HTT/H heats up the entire building using the waste heat produced when cooling sparkling wine. Previously they were simply exhausting this heat into the air, and expensively overpaying for both for heating their building and cooling their wine. Kattus Sekt made full use of their waste heat with a customized solution. Their decision will lead to immense savings for such a large and established company, with a return on investment estimated at 3.7 years.