The latest pride of Mercedes-Benz, a modern office building in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, follows the new Daimler's office concept MeWe Space. Here creativity and functionality melt together to form a multi-purpose office space.
The renovated building meets the desire to work in a different way, where mobility and flexibility play an important role. The heart of the building is a two floor high atrium, which includes a full glass roof, vertical gardens on the walls, glass tower meeting rooms and plenty of space for creativity.
The new offices cover all entities and house staff from the passenger car, delivery van, truck, financial and services divisions under one roof.
To follow the high standards of the renovated building and to fulfill the regulations for fire ventilation systems in the Netherlands, Mercedes-Benz has chosen to install NOVENCO car park ventilation systems in these underground facilities.
NOVENCO Building & Industry was awarded the contract from HOMIJ Technical Installations, who is responsible for all technical installations, for re-design of the two-layer car park ventilation system, component delivery, installation and for certification according to BRL-K21025. The contract also stipulated an external inspection approval of the firefighting system by Kiwa, an autonomous global organization for testing, inspection and certification.
Car park ventilation systems are among NOVENCO's basic technologies and expertise. This field of solutions was in fact introduced by NOVENCO in the 1990s, when our jet fans revolutionized the market for car park ventilation systems. Today, the jet fans are recognized as invaluable assets for removal of exhaust gases from cars and for aiding firefighting services. The energy use of our car park solutions is at a minimum in all situations and provides comfort ventilation or efficient removal of toxic smoke from fires. The solutions are truly 2-in-1, as they help protect lives and assets as well as the environment.
HIGHEST SAFETY INSTALLATION
The system from NOVENCO Building & Industry consists of 18 pcs jet fans type AUO 290, one large axial flow fan type ACN 1000 for air supply and two large extract shafts fitted with two smoke axial flow fans type ACN 1000, which ensure safe and efficient extraction of the polluted air mixture from the car park facility.
The system from NOVENCO Building & Industry is certified in accordance to the Dutch BRL-K21025 for certification of Smoke Control Systems in accordance with the regulations from 2014. The aim of the certification scheme is to establish and set the quality level for smoke control systems in the Netherlands.
The BRL-K21025 sets the approval criteria for smoke control systems and how enforcement and control take place. The smoke control systems include smoke and heat exhaust systems and pressurization systems, especially in stairwells.
All in all the system from NOVENCO Building & Industry ensures the highest level of smoke and toxic gas ventilation.
- HIGHEST LEVEL OF FIRE SAFETY
- 18 JET FANS IN TWO-LAYER CAR PARK
- DUTCH BRL-K21025 CERTIFICATION
The Volkswagen Group is Europe’s largest automobile manufacturer with production sites in seven European countries. With the group-wide future program “Strategy 2025”, Volkswagen wants to get fit for the future with the vision of becoming a world-leading provider of sustainable mobility. Sustainable means also responsible care for the environment.
Sustainable growth is the basis of medium-term future planning and the associated increase in value and image of any company. In that context, the new generation of air handling units with axial fans can contribute greatly in all areas of ventilation and air conditioning.
Since the beginning of 2017, Volkswagen has been intensively investigating the technical possibilities of high-efficiency axial fans and has carried out a whole series of tests, measurements and practical trials. At the beginning of 2018, it was time for the next step: implementation of the obtained results and knowledge in new air conditioning technology. Two production sites in two countries had air handling units with new technology and highly efficient axial fans installed – at Porsche in Stuttgart/Zuffenhausen, Germany and at Volkswagen Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.
- AHU MANUFACTURER: TRUBEL KLIMATECHNIK
- INSTALLATION LOCATION: PAMPLONA, SPAIN
- NUMBERS: 3 AHUs WITH 80,000 m³/h EACH and 3 AHUs WITH 60,000 m³/h EACH
- TOTAL CAPACITY: 420,000 m³/h
VOLKSWAGEN NAVARRA, PIONEER AND ROLE MODEL FOR THE USE OF SUSTAINABLE VENTILATION TECHNOLOGY
Volkswagen Navarra assumes daily responsibility for the environment, safety and society. Thereby resource management and emissions receive special attention. Through innovation and impressive planning at the site, the goal is to continuously reduce energy consumption and the associated CO2 emissions. For this strategic interest, the new device technology with the new ZerAx® axial fans was deliberately chosen as a solution for the renewal of the ventilation in the assembly hall.
"The demands placed on the air conditioning of buildings increase steadily. Axial fans can make a significant contribution to combining technical requirements with sustainable building design. The new trend-setting AHU technology has fully met all expectations."
Asier Matorell, Factory Planning Manager, Volkswagen Navarra and Axel Rossmannek, Head of Supply Planning Volkswagen Wolfsburg
THE VOLKSWAGEN PROJECT
The ventilation had to be completely renewed for one of the largest production buildings of the factory. Higher air volumes were needed and the space available for the installation of the equipment was insufficient. Therefore, a new installation location for the AHUs had to be found on the roof. The large 80,000 m³/h units were placed on a steel platform on the connection between two buildings. In addition to saving energy, the criteria unit size, weight saving and noise reduction were therefore also key requirements.
A NEW AIR CONDITIONING GENERATION
The high demands could only be met with the new generation of air handling units, in which the highly efficient axial fans from NOVENCO were optimally utilized. The last equipment was put into operation in mid-December and exceeded all expectations.
The ZerAx® axial fans currently represent the world’s leading fan technology with fan efficiencies of up to 92%. NOVENCO, however, went one step further by optimizing the ZerAx® even more for use in the air handling units.
NEW GENERATION OF AIR CONDITIONING
- ALL DEVICES WITH TWO PARALLEL SUPPLY AND EXHAUST FANS
- NEWLY DEVELOPED DIFFUSERS 1.5 x D, OPTIMIZED FOR FREE OUTLET
- NEW EC MOTORS UP TO 31 KW AND DANFOSS EC+ CONCEPT
- NEW AHU TECHNOLOGY LEADS TO 20% ENERGY SAVINGS, IS 30% SHORTER AND 30% LIGHTER
INTERACTION OF DIFFERENT COMPONENTS
The key phrase here is intelligent interaction of the system components. At NOVENCO this interaction is embodied in the term EC+ and is developed in cooperation with Danfoss, Denmark. Only the optimal interaction of the system components fan - motor - electronics – diffusor, makes the full potential of a highly efficient fan realizable.
SYSTEM EFFICIENCY INCREASE:
- AXIAL FANS WITH UP TO 92% EFFICIENCY
- NEWLY DEVELOPED EC MOTORS WITH UP TO 31 KW POWER AND EFFICIENCIES OF UP TO 96%
- OPTIMIZED FREQUENCY INVERTERS FOR EC MOTORS WITH UP TO 98% EFFICIENCY
- NEWLY DEVELOPED DIFFUSERS, OPTIMIZED FOR FREE OUTLET
RENEWABLE ENERGY FIRST
The Greater Copenhagen Utility company HOFOR (Danish: Hovedstadsområdets Forsyningsselskab) in the Copenhagen area has more than one million customers. The company supplies 1.1 million inhabitants with drinking water, district heat, district cooling and town gas, as well as disposal of waste water. HOFOR’s vision is to create sustainable towns and cities, based on climate-friendly and environmentally safe supply solutions. The main focus is on sustainable deliveries and renewable energy in the operations. HOFOR is actively involved in the development of sustainability criteria and standards under the biomass sustainability certification scheme Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP). See https://sbp-cert.org/
HOFOR has signed a voluntary agreement between Danish energy companies, the target of which is to secure sustainable biomass use.
POWER PLANT OF THE FUTURE
For the newest of HOFOR’s investments, the heat and power plant Amagerværket in Copenhagen, in close cooperation with Suomen Ilmastointitukku Oy company (Finland), NOVENCO Building & Industry was chosen as supplier of a complete ventilation system for the biomass-fired boiler plant. The investment supports the climate plan for Copenhagen, according to which the city aims to become the first CO2-neutral capital in the world by the year 2025. Installation of the Amagerværket power plant is on it’s way, and the heat and
power production commences in 2019. The new heat and power plant will supply electricity and heat for the entire city of Copenhagen. The new 500 MW biomass fired boiler plant replaces an old 600 MW coal-fired plant, and thus reduces the CO2 emissions from the plant by a total of 1,2 million tons annually. The new boiler plant has a net electricity production capacity of approximately 150 MW and can produce up to 585 MJ/s district heat. Read more about this spectacular investment on www.hofor.dk
NOVENCO Building & Industry is the supplier of a complete environmentally friendly ventilation system for the biomass-fired boiler plant area of the new power plant Amagerværket in Copenhagen. Equipment delivery consists of roof fans, recirculation fans, and supply- and exhaust smoke fans, based on the high quality NOVENCO NovAxTM axial flow fans. The renowned NovAxTM fan design and performance from the 1980s is efficiency-wise unmatched by most competitors here 30 years after the introduction. The durability of the NOVENCO system will assure reliable ventilation of the biomass-fired boiler plant at Amagerværket, and contribute to a greener and sustainable Copenhagen.
- DURABLE AND RELIABLE VENTILATION SYSTEM
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