Efficient heat supply at Volkswagen Slovakia
Covering an area of 1,780,058 m², the Volkswagen Slovakia plant at Bratislava is the home of the production facilities for the Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7, Volkswagen up!, Škoda Citigo and SEAT Mii models. For this automobile manufacturer, awareness of the environment, reducing emissions and saving resources are areas in which it is important that appropriate action is taken. It was with these considerations in mind, therefore, that Volkswagen Slovakia turned to Bosch Industriekessel for the heating and process heat supplies in its production facilities, choosing its efficient and environmentally-friendly hot water boilers.
Each of the three Unimat UT-HZ type boilers has a thermal capacity of 20 MW and is built for increased energy utilisation with integrated flue gas heat exchangers, enabling efficiency rates of almost 96% to be recorded. Burner equipment is another important component if environmentally-friendly operation and minimum emission values are to be achieved. The speed-controlled fan increases efficiency, reduces power consumption and lowers noise emission at partial load. Oxygen control ensures that the air quantity is just right for optimum combustion, which in turn has a positive impact on fuel consumption. The settings for the boilers and the system are made via the BCO and SCO management systems. A wide variety of operating data can be accessed on the touch panels in the form of curve diagrams and totals displays. This makes control function power optimisation significantly easier than would otherwise be the case.
Bosch Industriekessel is providing Volkswagen Slovakia with an efficient and environmentally-friendly solution for energy provision. Order processing and expert support for boiler technology was purchased locally from Robert Bosch spol. s r.o. from Slovakia. The planning contract has been awarded to Ing. Marián Kapišinský from Levice. The boilers were brought in and installed by the plant construction companies Stavimex Bratislava and IDS Energy Piping Levice.