FAFCO manufactures highly versatile SOKO solar collectors and WATA heat exchangers. Their plastic materials give them physical and chemical stability and ease of implementation that allows them to be used both in your building’s power plant and outdoors to capture cold or heat from the air, in the roof. to take advantage of the sun’s energy or on a flow of air or effluent to recover refrigeration or calories.
Assembled in its ICELOOP cold storage solutions or ATMOSOLAR for hot water production, these products bring flexibility and energy efficiency to your.
First used in large real estate complexes such as hospitals, universities, administrative buildings and office buildings, FAFCO cold and/or hot production solutions are now used in the most diverse buildings: exhibition parks, showrooms, museums, housing buildings, computing centers and computer servers, hotels, logistics buildings and industrial buildings, shopping malls, supermarkets, etc… For each application, FAFCO technologies combine and scale differently to find a good balance between the initial investment and the savings generated and ultimately offer a very financially attractive solution.
Overall, the message from FAFCO and its technologies is that there is no point in producing hot or cold in the building. These energies are already available in very large quantities, just concentrate them, move them, and distribute them where they are needed. FAFCO, through its mastery of heat pumps, energy storage and intelligent thermal management, knows how to design customized solutions to cover all needs with a minimum of external energy input.
Global warming, the demand for comfort and increasing insulation of buildings are in the same direction: the need for cold in the form of refreshment, air conditioning, or dehumidification is increasing in the building. The most striking example is that of hospitals:
operating theatres require a perfectly controlled atmosphere
restoration, drug storage, air conditioning of rooms, offices or reception areas are all cold consumers with different consumption profiles
the extension or renovation of the hospital always leads to an increase in the need for cold weather
Medical imaging machines require intensive cooling, depending on how they operate and the temperature of the premises. So these are peaks of need that need to be covered throughout the day or night
Secure and redundant IT infrastructure requires increasing cooling to support the computerization of the hospital, and maximum security of supply
IceBAT cold storage manufactured in the FAFCO plant in Chevigny Saint Savior can meet all these needs and increase the power called without increasing the machine fleet. Electrical infrastructure does not need to be strengthened and subscriptions are kept at a lower level
ICEBAT, developed and promoted by FAFCO for more than 30 years, allows your industry to erase, reduce, and shift the energy consumption dedicated to cold production in your facilities.
An ICEBAT can store between 150 and 18,000 kWh of cold in the ice as latent energy in 8 hours of charge. It can then discharge all the cold stored in 45 minutes as in 10 hours depending on your needs.
Reducing the size of refrigeration groups and many equipment, and therefore capital costs.
The atmosolar system allows you to produce 100% of your needs for hot water and heating with only 30% electricity: the rest of the heat comes from the sun and the ambient air!
Reducing the environmental impact: noise pollution from cooling towers, reduced amount of refrigerants, use of less carbonated electricity at night during ICEBAT charging
Secure its installation: from the start, the ICEBAT delivers its maximum power, it endures long periods of downtime
Buildings consume large amounts of hot water for their own needs and those of their inhabitants. From water to 30oC for cleaning floors to water heated to 65oC for laundry or restoration, through shower water at 50oC and heating water at 45oC… Not to mention the heating of swimming pools and other spas in hotels, leisure centres, hospitals, sports centres and public or private swimming pools… By heating your water to the temperature of use without passing the production of flames or steam, the ATMOSOLAR system significantly reduces the cost of heating your water and all associated treatments: softening, filtration, ability.
The quality of hot sanitary water used for washing clothes, water from showers and baths or cooking is critical and its treatment is expensive. It is important to be able to reduce the thermal and physical-chemical stresses that sometimes go against its final quality. The ATMOSOLAR solution aims to produce hot or temperate water exactly at the desired temperature, without further adjustment or cooling, to limit chemical reactions with containers, pipes, or ambient air. In doing so, the energy bill is also greatly reduced.
The water used for washing floors, furniture, machinery or kitchens is possibly less hot but consumed in large quantities. The goal is to cool, heat or temper the water at the lowest cost. The ATMSOLAR is the most efficient solution for waters up to 65oC, thus covering most of the building’s needs. But FAFCO will also look to explore the possibility of recovering calories or refrigerants available in wastewater, including using its own interchanges, which are very robust and resistant to all chemicals found in cleaning or sewage
Water is also used as an energy vector in closed-circuit systems. The goal is to minimize losses and warm the circulation loops to keep them in temperature with the minimum energy. An expert in hot and cold networks, FAFCO will design and scale the most efficient production and storage systems, including its ATMOSOLAR boiler , custom thermodynamic machines and WATA interchanges. The simultaneous production of hot and cold will be sought in particular to improve the performance of the machines. IceBAT cold storages are the essential energy reservoirs to cover load variations on ice loops that serve a building or neighbourhood.
Every project, every site is different, and we know at FAFCO that a given technical solution will only be effective if the following 3 conditions are met:
The technologies are well sized and integrated into a comprehensive solution offered to the customer
They are well understood and well used by the operator
They are maintained and regularly adapted to the changing needs of the site
To meet these 3 criteria, FAFCO will most often offer you a combination of its solutions and a variable geometry service, ranging from the simple supply of equipment to the turnkey delivery of a complete solution.