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Industrial Heat Pumps
Industrial heat pumps allow the temperature of waste heat to be increased to a higher temperature, enabling it to be used elsewhere rather than released into the environment. As a result, they are an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional heating systems. Heat pumps consume electricity to increase the temperature of waste heat, reducing the need to purchase fuel, which becomes increasingly expensive by the day. Additionally, industrial heat pumps are safer than combustion-based heating, are low maintenance, reduce carbon emissions and have a long life span.
If the world is to reach the goal of net-zero carbon by 2050, we all have to make significant changes. Consequently, many organisations are reducing their dependence on fossil fuels. Instead of burning expensive fuel that damages the environment, use industrial heat pumps that efficiently use various heat sources, such as industrial waste heat. Furthermore, if the goal for organisations is to become carbon-neutral well before 2050, it is possible to use renewable energy sources to power the heat pumps. The advantages of industrial heat pumps are numerous, and it is only a matter of time before they become the norm in industrial settings.
Browse Industrial Heat Pumps
Clade can design, deliver, install and maintain industrial heat pumps for various industrial uses. We’re proud leaders in the industry for sustainability and innovation. Our industrial heat pumps are a result of many years of experience developing efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions for our clients across a range of industries.
OAK HEAT PUMP
The Oak is our mid-scale CO2 heat pump design. It is suitable for continuous operation and at higher heating capacities for large buildings or processes for example; swimming pools, food production, district heating and factories.
Designed and built to be fully serviceable.
BEECH HEAT PUMP
The Beech is our largest CO2 heat pump, bespoke designed and manufactured for each project. Up to 1.4MW in a single unit and encompassing ground, air, water source as well as heat reclaim. Installed as separate evaporators and compressor stations with either glycol or refrigerant connections.
ASPEN HEAT PUMP
The Aspen is our hydrocarbon CO2 heat pump for smaller applications up to 200KW. Aspen is a more affordable low carbon solution for lower flow temperature but still delivering superb low-carbon heat service and a low GWP refrigerant.
Clade Engineering offers air, ground, and water source heat pumps and refrigeration that use eco-friendly CO2 coolant and can operate either singly or as part of a multi-unit system.
Industrial Heat Recovery
Heat is used in various industrial and manufacturing processes, from food processing to curing paint. Industrial process heat accounts for more than two-thirds of all global industrial energy consumption. Without industrial heat pumps, the heat used in industrial and manufacturing processes is left to cool and escape into the environment where it is no longer useful. Consequently, a vast amount of energy is being lost when it could be put to good use with the right equipment.
Industrial heat pumps recover waste heat and increase its temperature enabling it to be used elsewhere. For example, waste heat can be cooled using an industrial heat pump to provide cool air in offices, factories and school buildings. Reclaiming excess energy not only has a measurable carbon saving but also has benefits in terms of utility cost reduction at a time when energy costs continue to climb. Clade’s expert design team have many years of industrial experience, meaning they can effectively assess, design and implement a reclaim system that fits your organisation’s requirements.
The majority of heat used in industry is in process heat. The chart shows the temperatures and volumes, clearly challenging to decarbonise!
Electrification of high temperature processes using a combination of both heat pumps and direct electric generation is possible.
Additionally the capture of waste heat to use in other processes and also to export to commercial or residential users through district heating add efficiency to the overall system. This is particularly true where heat is rejected to improve the main process efficiency e.g. lowering the temperature of steam condensate.
A CO2 heat pump which together with the wider heating system that is properly designed can generate up to 110DegC at the water outlet. This means heat pumps can address approximately 40% of industrial heat demand.
Achieving this temperature requires specialist knowledge and experience as the CO2 refrigerant has to perform in specific ways and at a higher than usual pressures. In particular the wider heating system must be designed to use cascading temperatures e.g. process heat at 110DegC, hot water at 65DegC and space heating at 40DegC.
The COP of such a system is expected to be in range of 3 to 3.5, which is commercially viable.
Heat pumps applications for higher temperatures are engineered for the specific use. Please get in touch to discuss your high temperature application.
Heat Pumps FAQ
We ensure that your heat pump system continues to function. Our heat pumps can generate heat from 50kW to multi mega-watt, with a maximum water temperature of over 80 degrees Celsius and a minimum external air temperature of -20 degrees Celsius. Each of our heat pumps also comes with total cooling recovery to ensure a high quality of continued functionality.