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Edition 03/2019

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AERZEN compressor station in use for research

Mechanical Engineering Campus of Hanover University Inaugurated

The starting signal was given on 19 September 2019 with the opening ceremony of the ultra-modern mechanical engineering campus in Garbsen: Leibniz Universität Hannover can conduct practical research on thermal turbomachinery, which is used in aircraft engines and power plant turbines, for example, and can undertake research into the “Dynamics of Energy Conversion (DEW).” The AERZEN compressor station plays a central role here.

Overview of the complexity of the AERZEN compressor station

The AERZEN compressor station in Garbsen is responsible for the dynamic drive of turbomachinery and power plant test benches. Two large blowers type GM 20.20 and two screw compressors type VRa 736S, including measurement and control technology, form the system. “The uniqueness of the set-up lies in the fact that the test benches operate dynamically with almost freely selectable load ramps and are thus able to map the actual operation of existing and future turbomachinery much better,” according to a DEW press release. 

“The air must have specific properties, depending on different tests. To achieve this, pressure, temperature and volume flow must be set independently of one another on the selectable test benches - otherwise the tests will not be carried out successfully,” explains Pierre Noack, Head of Supply Process Gas.

Inauguration in Garbsen (from left): Lower Saxony Minister of Science and Culture Björn Thümler, Mayor of Garbsen Dr. Christian Grahl, President of Leibniz Universität Hannover Prof. Dr. Volker Epping, Minister President of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil, President of the Hannover Region Hauke Jagau, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Wallaschek

With a total drive power of 8,000 KW, this multi-year project is one of the lar-gest German orders in the history of AERZEN. “For us, it is definitely a special project - not only because of the volume, but also because of the physical size: large machines with which we can deliver high performance, yet with the minimum tolerances we have to comply with - the whole project is huge,” says Noack.

AERZEN won the order in 2016. In a hall of Aerzener Maschinenfabrik a scaled-down and simplified, but fully functional, model of the compressor station was built. Among other things, it is used to test control and regulation technology, evaluate corresponding methods and to investigate operating behaviour before actual commissioning.

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AERZEN is World Market Leader

AERZEN is World Market Leader

Big thumbs-up from Wirtschaftswoche: In a study, the renowned German business magazine has found out that AERZEN is the world market leader 2020 in the field of “Positive Displacement Blowers and Screw Compressors”.

The economist Prof. Christoph Müller, from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, has developed a robust assessment procedure for the magazine, on the basis of which he draws up a list of world market leaders every year.

Wirtschaftswoche published a tabular overview of the 450 companies with turnover and sectors in which they dominate in a special issue dated 14 October 2019.

“Star of Product” for AERZEN Delta Hybrid

Aerzen China received the award “Star of Product” for the rotary lobe compressor Delta Hybrid at the 14th International Water Conference in Qingdao, China. The event took place from 25 to 28 June 2019. A total of 20 companies were nominated for the award. AERZEN won due to the outstanding performance, reliability and economical energy consumption of the Delta Hybrid. Lang Weiguo, Sales Director Aerzen China, accepted the award on behalf of the company. Tony Chien, Sales Manager Aerzen China for the water industry, gave a lecture on energy savings and new developments in blowers for wastewater treatment.

Aerzen China participated for the second time in the water conference in Qingdao and has already confirmed its participation for the next year. More than 2,500 participants showed great interest in the company’s energy-saving solutions and products. The China Association for Science and Technology and the Qingdao Municipal People’s Government are the hosts of the event.

Aerzen Turbo Korea successfully validated for US-American CTPAT programme

Aerzen Turbo Korea successfully validated for US-American CTPAT programme

Thanks to the successful re-validation of Aerzen Turbo Korea as a foreign supplier, Aerzen USA can continue its participation in the CTPAT programme. CTPAT, which is the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, is intended to strengthen international supply chains and improve border security in the United States. Every four years the re-validation of a supplier abroad becomes necessary, in this case Aerzen Turbo Korea. Aerzen USA has been participating in this programme since 2016, which brings considerable advantages for the import of goods. For example, CTPAT members are subject to fewer customs inspections and waiting times at the border for the import of products are reduced.

Craig Russell leads the Middle East and Africa

At the beginning of September 2019, Craig Russell took over as Managing Director of Aerzen Gulf and Head of the Middle East & Africa. Born in Scotland, he will lead the AERZEN Group in the Middle East and Africa from Dubai and sees great potential in the region: “Taking over responsibility for the Middle East and Africa is a privilege for me,” says Russell. “The emerging markets generally offer us numerous opportunities, and this region is definitely already very successful. I support many of the initiatives that have already been launched, such as the expansion into East and West Africa and the development of local production.”

Russell has lived with his wife and two children in Dubai for many years, where he initially worked for American and Japanese family businesses in the food processing and packaging industries and later was responsible for the restructuring and sale of engineering companies.

New Head of Supply Process Gas

Walter Reiter has taken over the global management of Supply Process Gas at AERZEN and succeeds Pierre Noack. Reiter has over 30 years of experience in management positions in German plant and mechanical engineering companies.

New Head of After-Sales

Björn Heuer took over the management of After-Sales from Bernd Brakemeier on September 1, 2019. With more than 25 years of professional experience, including time as service engineer and product manager for Delta Blower and Delta Hybrid, he has extensive practical experience as well as in-depth product and application knowledge. For the past five years he has been responsible for the After-Sales Field Service division.