Fifty Danfoss VLT® frequency converters are working around the clock at Kartarpur Cold Storage, India, helping the company deliver fresh food to Indian cities with a minimum use of energy.
The company helps secure fresh food to the ever-growing number of inhabitants in Indian cities – but with a total electric-motor energy use that is 15 to 20 percent below industry average.
Kartarpur Cold Storage has installed frequency converters which control the storage’s electric motors via the power supply, so the motors run at precisely the speed necessary to obtain the desired result.
“The electronic circuits delivered don’t need repairing. We have around 50 frequency converters working and in the past six years maybe one of them has gone out of service. It’s fit and forget,” says Kanwar Charanjit Singh, owner of Kartarpur Cold Storage.
Danfoss has 40 years experience in India and sees fast-growing business opportunities as Indian cities now expand at an ever-increasing pace. It is estimated that over 200 million people will move to the urban areas over the next 10 years and expected infrastructure investments will approach R8 000 billion (US$1 000 billion).
“The infrastructure increase will cause a huge energy demand and, in power electronics, Danfoss has a perfect value proposition for the market. Cold chain is also going to require significant investments and here we are building competences and dedicated sales forces in the market to increase our coverage,” says Noel Ryan, president of Danfoss India.
Electric motor installations can typically save up to 40 percent in energy consumption, if frequency converters are installed.