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Process Heat

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.

Heat Pumps FAQ

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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