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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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.

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To give our heat pumps customers complete peace of mind. Following installation, commissioning and a 6 month run-in period the actual performance will be assessed against predicted performance. If the heat pump does not meet the guaranteed performance we will refund the cost of the heat pump and remove it from site.

Clade Engineering offers air, ground, and water source commercial heat pumps and refrigeration that use eco-friendly CO2 coolant and can operate either singly or as part of a multi-unit system.

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Clade Engineer Systems design, supply, install and maintain commercial heat pumps across Europe and in Australia. All our heat pumps are made in the UK and shipped from our Technology Centre in Leeds.

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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.

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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.

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Clade is the UKs leading manufacturer of natural refrigerant heat pumps. With significant R&D, field trials and a proven deployed portfolio of over 500 natural refrigerant appliances there are no other UK manufacturers that come close to our expertise and experience.

Operating on a national basis from our green manufacturing Technology Centre in Leeds and our Head Office in Bristol, which has achieved CEEQUAL status and the internationally recognised BREEAM Excellent standard, we design, manufacture, supply and maintain heat pumps and refrigeration around the world.


“Over the past year TRIOS and Clade Engineering Solutions have worked closely together in delivering service to a range of retail and non-retail customers. Clade has proven to be a reliable partner and demonstrated its ability to react quickly and efficiently to customer requests and problems. Through system usage and great communication Clade has rapidly evolved as a partner of choice to TRIOS. The fact that Clade has both service and installation capabilities has given TRIOS confidence that we can rely on them in every situation, where our customers have a refrigeration or mechanical problem. Clade repeatedly demonstrates its customer focused credentials and continues to give great focus and service to TRIOS and our customers.”

Jeff Alden – Managing Director, Trios Group

Wm. Morrison Supermarkets Plc

“Clade have completed new installations on large stores, and refurbishment work within our main estate, and have many more planned in the future.

Their communication, efficiency and can do attitude make them a key strategic partner in our future within both M-Local and main estate. The key to their success with Morrisons is their transparency, and honesty. Nothing is hidden, and no conversations are off limits, they, as a team, are willing to bring new ideas to the table to make efficiencies, and also accept learnings from other teams to improve themselves.

I have absolutely no qualms in recommending them for any work, and hope that you consider them as the added benefit they can bring is invaluable.”

Tom Monaghan – Construction PM & Programme Manager, Wm Morrison Supermarket


“Clade have proved themselves to be a competent and diligent contractor for Marks and Spencer, their work has been delivered to a high standard with quality being the focus. Their deliver of M&S high profile stores has surpassed performance expectations. Clade has proved itself as a growing contractor with a bright future.”

Peter Garner – Marks & Spencer

CTS Shopfitting Ltd

“We have worked with Clade on numerous Co-op projects throughout many years and find them to be very professional and reliable with excellent communication both on and off site. The project management team work alongside ourselves and are very proactive when required.”

Martyn Clark – CTS Shopfitting Ltd

Key Property Solutions Ltd

“Thank you for the excellent work you did at M-Local Doncaster. It made a refreshing to change to come across a contractor who could adapt to change as speedily as yourselves and reacted pro-actively to anything that was required. I look forward to working with Clade again in the future.”

Lol Johansen – Key Property Solutions Ltd (Bowmer & Kirkland subsidiary)


“Clade Refrigeration (now Clade Engineering Solutions) has worked for The Co-operative Group for over 12 years. In this period they have delivered a large number of projects, some of these being high profile developments which have been installed to a very high standard indeed. Their willingness to help and Give support to the client, associated suppliers and the wider industry is noticeable, whilst they also take the time to give valuable feedback on new innovations and products. They have proved themselves in all instances to be a partner and a contractor that repeatedly delivers to the highest standards.”

Bill Watson – The Co-operative Group


Clade Engineering is able to provide heat pumps as either air, ground, or water source. The most suitable type of heat pump depends on several factors related to your property. Generally, air source heat pumps are the most popular because they have the fewest requirements to install. Any type of heat pump can provide hot water and heating to your building.

Heat pumps using CO2 refrigerant as the heat source are friendly to the environment because the CO2 they use stays contained within the appliance and does not get released into the atmosphere. Furthermore, the CO2 we use in our heat pumps has the lowest global warming potential (GWP) of 1 compared to 1000’s for other refrigerants which will all significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your building.

Clade are the industry leaders in heat pump technology. As the heat in buildings challenge became clearer, Clade began the R&D for a new range of heat pumps which would provide a solution for a growing market. The first heat pump was installed in a Co-Op store and achieved a staggering SCOP of 3.7. We have over 36 years of experience and all of our systems are designed and manufactured in the UK.

Our heat pumps meet environmental standards by using a natural refrigerant like CO2. It has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 1, which reduces both cost and emissions.

Clade offers a full start to finish heat pumps solution. Our team of engineers design your system, manufacture and supply your heat pumps from our product range, our installation team ensures your heat pump is fully functional and our after sales support team provides ongoing maintenance. You can pick and choose as many or as few of our services to suit your requirements.

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.


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