Heat Pumps for Industrial Applications | Pure Thermal

Heat Pumps for

Industrial Applications

Pure Thermal Industrial Heat Pumps are able to provide an immediate low-carbon and lower-cost solution to generate high grade heat for manufacturing & process applications.

  • Industrial heat pumps for retrofit or new install manufacturing and process applications
  • Low global warming potential industrial & commercial heat pumps
  • Pure thermal industrial heat pumps deliver output temperatures up to 120°c
  • Recycle waste heat from processes or cooling systems or air compressors or high temperature production areas
  • Capacities from 50kw to 3000kw with 10% turndown capability
  • High source/evaporator inlet temperature capability up to 60°c

Industrial and Commercial High Temperature Heat Pumps

Introduction to Industrial Heat Pumps

Pure Thermal’s Industrial heat pumps represent cutting-edge technologies designed to provide efficient heating (and cooling) solutions for a wide range of industrial processes. These systems are highly energy-efficient and can significantly reduce both energy consumption and carbon emissions in industrial applications. They can produce temperatures as high as 120°C, making the heat pumps suitable for direct use in applications ranging from process heating to district heating networks and many other high-temperature applications.

Applications where Industrial Heat Pumps are an ideal fit:

  • Process Heating: Industrial heat pumps are commonly used for process heating in industries such as chemical manufacturing, food processing, and paper production. They can efficiently raise the temperature of liquids and gases used in these processes.
  • Waste Heat Recovery: One of the key advantages of industrial heat pumps is their ability to recover waste heat from various industrial processes. This recovered heat can then be reused to reduce the facility’s overall energy consumption.
  • Cooling and Air Conditioning: In addition to heating, industrial heat pumps can provide effective cooling solutions for industrial facilities, ensuring stable temperatures for processes and equipment.
  • Drying and Dehumidification: Industries that require drying or dehumidification processes, such as agriculture and pharmaceuticals, can benefit from industrial heat pumps, as they can efficiently remove moisture from the air.

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Industry-specific applications that can benefit via Pure Thermal’s Industrial heat pump range

  • Dairy industry – pasteurization, CIP, and sterilization
  • FMCG industries – sugar dissolving, pasteurization, and CIP
  • Beverage Can manufacturing industry – can wash baths
  • Electroplating industry – heating in degreasing tanks, rinsing tanks etc
  • Automotive industry – paint shop, electro-deposition paint process & industrial washing machine
  • Brewery and Malt House—Wort preparation, drum and bottle cleaning, malt drying
  • Pharmaceutical—reaction jacket heating, dehumidification, fluidized bed dryer
  • Sugar Production—Boiling process for making syrups, thickening
  • Food Manufacturing—Boiling processes, grain and fodder drying
  • Institutions—Hot and chilled water for hotels, hospitals, schools and universities
  • Paper Production—Pulp drying
  • Processing Technology—Reclaiming of cleaning solutions

Industrial heat pumps are advanced heating and cooling systems that play a crucial role in improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in various industrial processes. They work on the same refrigeration principle as any other heat pump but are designed to meet industries’ high-capacity heating and cooling demands.

The future of industrial heat pumps is promising, with ongoing research and development focused on increasing their efficiency and applicability. Advancements in materials, control systems, and integration with renewable energy sources are expected to further enhance the performance and sustainability of industrial heat pump systems.

Industrial heat pumps are a vital component of modern industrial processes, offering energy-efficient solutions for heating, cooling, and waste heat recovery. Their adoption can lead to significant energy and cost savings while reducing the environmental impact of industrial operations. As technology continues to evolve, industrial heat pumps will play an increasingly important role in the transition to more sustainable industrial practices.

Waste heat recovery recovery via heat pumps for best COP

Pure Thermal’s heat pumps allow organisations to recycle and use valuable zero carbon waste heat sources which would be otherwise difficult or impossible to use. For example, low-temperature waste heat from industrial processes can be used as a source of energy for district heating.

The best coefficient of performance can be achieved with combined heating and cooling (CHC). In CHC solutions, a heat pump cools down one part of a process and uses the extracted energy to heat up another part of the process, reducing the need for traditional forms of heating. This arrangement can be used to create a fully carbon-neutral heating and cooling solution.

Benefits of Industrial Heat Pumps:

  • Energy Efficiency: Industrial heat pumps are highly energy-efficient, often providing several units of heating or cooling for each unit of electricity consumed.
  • Reduced Carbon Emissions: By using heat pumps to recover and reuse waste heat, industrial facilities can significantly reduce their carbon emissions and overall environmental footprint.
  • Cost Savings: While the upfront cost of installing industrial heat pumps can be significant, the long-term energy savings and reduced operating costs often outweigh the initial investment.
  • Improved Process Control: Industrial heat pumps offer precise temperature and humidity control, which is essential for many industrial processes.

 

Versatility: Pure Thermal’s industrial heat pumps are versatile and can be used for various applications, including process heating, cooling, air conditioning, drying, and dehumidification. Their adaptability makes them suitable for a wide range of industries, from food processing to pharmaceuticals to chemical manufacturing.

Heat Source Flexibility: Industrial heat pumps can extract heat from a variety of sources, including air, water, and even low-temperature waste streams. This flexibility allows them to be integrated into different industrial processes.

Data monitoring: These heat pumps can be connected to Global Monitor, a cloud solution which continuously monitors the system’s operation. If there is a problem, engineers can troubleshoot the issue remotely, minimizing unplanned downtime.

Key Features of Industrial Heat Pumps

1. Units operates with Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants and an Ozone depletion potential (ODP) of 0

2. Units capable of delivering 120°C temperature.

3. A turn-down of around 10% to 20% can be achieved in most cases, this makes the unit ideal where process demands fluctuate.

4. Units can be provided with ventilated enclosure options, ideal for installing it in the existing plant rooms and addressing location/space challenges.

5. Capable of delivering a complete solution with pumps,integration/buffer vessels and pumps

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Process Heating & Cooling

Pure Thermal Industrial Heat Pump Chillers can be used to provide process heating and cooling to meet a diverse range of requirements:

  • Waste Heat Recovery: One of the key advantages of industrial heat pumps is their ability to recover waste heat from various industrial processes. This recovered heat can then be reused to reduce the facility’s overall energy consumption.
  • Cooling and Air Conditioning: In addition to heating, industrial heat pumps can provide effective cooling solutions for industrial facilities, ensuring stable temperatures for processes and equipment.
  • Drying and Dehumidification: Industries that require drying or dehumidification processes, such as agriculture and pharmaceuticals, can benefit from industrial heat pump chillers, as they can efficiently remove moisture from the air.

Air Source & Dual/Muti Source Industrial Heat Pumps:

Several Industrial Heat Pump options are available from Pure Thermal which are geared towards delivering the highest efficiency levels that are able to utilise & recycle waste heat from on-site processes or systems.

Utilise Waste Heat that is already paid for & produced by site from either:

  • Direct cooling systems (delivering water glycol to -10°C)
  • Indirect cooling systems (via condenser/cooling tower circuits)
  • Ventilation extract systems
  • Heat rejection flues/stacks
  • Wastewater/effluent stream
  • Air compressor cooling systems
  • Production area waste heat

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Dual Source Heat Pump Operational Efficiency:

The source temperature makes a significant difference to a Heat Pumps kW output and its COP.

The 3 x examples shown below illustrate this:

Dual & Multi Source Example:

  • Same Industrial Heat Pump with 3 different source supplies/temperatures
  • dual and multi-source industrial heat pump diagram
  • Pure Thermal CWG Industrial Heat Pump units provide dual or multi-source capability by operating as an Air Source Heat Pump BUT with the capability to operate on a dual source basis as and when waste heat is available….

 

Pure Thermal Dual/Multi Source Heat Pump functionality provides:

  • Increased Heat Pump Efficiency
  • Decreased Heat Pump Operating Costs
  • Maximum levels of Cost & Carbon Savings for the user

Pure Thermal provides a complete service from initial outline design through to survey/specification and Industrial Heat Pump supply.

Pure Thermal Industrial Heat Pump units provide dual- or mutli-source capability by operating as an Air Source Heat Pump BUT with the capability to operate on a dual source basis as and when waste heat is available…

  • Increased Heat Pump Efficiency
  • Decreased Heat Pump Operating Costs
  • Maximum levels of Cost & Carbon Savings for the user

Pure Thermal provides a complete service, from initial outline design through to survey/specification and Industrial Heat Pump supply.

Dual & Multi Source Example:

Same Industrial Heat Pump with 3 different source supplies/temperatures to provide increased efficiency

Dual & Multi Source Example

Recycle Waste Heat that is already paid for/zero carbon & already produced by site:

Recycle Waste Heat from:

  • Cooling systems (delivering water glycol to -10°C)
  • Indirect cooling systems (via condenser/cooling tower circuits)
  • Ventilation extract systems
  • Heat rejection flues/stacks
  • Wastewater/effluent streams
  • Air compressor cooling systems
  • Hot production area waste heat

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