Bosch innovation at ISH Energy 2017 in Frankfurt

Largest boiler from Bosch is a highlight at the trade fair – Energy efficiency and connectivity for all output ranges.

Recently at ISH Energy, the world’s leading trade fair for sanitary, building, energy, air conditioning technology and renewable energies, Bosch Industrial presented the largest product of its portfolio: The double-flame tube boiler has an impressive height of six metres. It reaches an output of up to 55,000 kilograms of steam per hour, and weighs up to 120 tons. Due to its constant efficiency in all operating points, this steam boiler is especially used by energy suppliers and large industrial companies.

For smaller output ranges, Bosch presented several innovations at the ISH Energy including the compressed air and heat system (CA).

While conventional compressors are driven by electric motors and need expensive electric power, the CA generates the compressed air with a biogas or natural gas motor in a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly way. In addition, the free waste heat of the motor and the compressor can be used in the heating circuit.

Controls and connectivity

Another major topic at the Bosch trade fair stand was the new high-tech controls for professional solutions, used in industrial boilers and combined heat and power plants (CHP). Here, Bosch presented the Control 8000, an innovative control device for heating boilers with intuitive touch control and large colour display. With this control device, advanced technology from the industrial sector enters the market of heat technology at an appealing price-performance ratio. A wide variety of components can easily be integrated in a modular way. At the same time the latest standards of connectivity are used. The remote maintenance system MEC Remote is available for the new device Control 8000 and also for all other Bosch boiler and CHP controls. Whether state-of-the-art control technology protocols, local networks, internet-based, wired or wireless – MEC Remote from Bosch provides a safe and comfortable access via internet connected devices.

In the past, this service offered access for the Bosch service experts only. But now with MEC Remote also operators can conveniently access their boiler or CHP controls from a distance. Furthermore, operators are informed automatically about important status reports via email or text message. A certified safety concept protects against unauthorised access.

Energy efficiency in focus

With the slogan “Our efficiency is your profit”, Bosch highlighted the topic of saving energy costs with interactive multimedia simulators. At different points on the stand, operators could configure their individual plant. By using their specific load profile and energy prices, they could precisely calculate which technical measures are profitable and which are not. Operators of older plants received individual information: Would it make sense to switch from oil to gas or to retrofit heat recovery measures? And if so, how soon will this pay off?

Experience virtual boiler houses

An innovative highlight at the stand was the 360-degree virtual reality station. Visitors virtually experienced in detail, real boiler houses with their individual modules and components – just as if you were really on site!