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Hydrocarbon Commercial

Air Source Heat Pumps

Capacities from 30kW to 350kW air, ground, water, and dual source

  • Low global warming potential (GWP 3) natural refrigerant heat pumps
  • 6 x natural refrigerant hydrocarbon (R290 propane) heat pump ranges
  • Output temperatures from 35°c to 70°c with simultaneous 4-pipe capability
  • Dual or multiple source options – air source + cooling + waste heat source
  • Ultra low noise air source heat pumps with standard 75dB(A) sound power level performance
  • Natural refrigerant provides tm65 low carbon benefits

Commercial Hydrocarbon Heat Pumps (R290) for retrofit, new build or production applications

R290 heat pump

The Pure Thermal team have been at the forefront of the Commercial Hydrocarbon Heat Pump sector for over 15 years and remains committed to delivering the highest performing systems to meet the demands of each application.

Pure Thermal understand that Commercial applications are now recognising that Hydrocarbon Heat Pumps can offer real benefits when applied efficiently delivering both high performance levels and flexibility in application and this is reflected in the Commercial Hydrocarbon Systems that Pure Thermal offers.

The Pure Thermal Natural Hydrocarbon Heat Pump range is the next generation of heat pumps, delivering the highest levels of sustainability with non-F-Gas natural refrigerants and a completely future-proofed solution.

What are Hydrocarbon Heat Pumps?

Hydrocarbon heat pumps utilise only natural refrigerants, the most practical to apply is hydrocarbon Propane R290 as it removes the need for users to comply with FGAS regulations. Pure Thermal hydrocarbon heat pumps operate with the natural refrigerant R290 which importantly provides both a Low GWP (Global Warming Potential) of just 3 (see the graph below which puts into context the GWP figures for various refrigerants) whilst also providing a practical and flexible hydrocarbon refrigerant option with reduced environmental impact.

In recent years, the potential environmental implications of conventional refrigerants such as CFCs and HFCs and the increased legislation relating to the manufacture, distribution, and use of environmentally harmful refrigerants has led manufacturers and system developers to identify suitable alternative organic refrigerants. This has led to the use of naturally occurring hydrocarbons for various heat pump applications that provide a reduced environmental impact.

This new generation of environmentally friendly heat pumps are referred to as hydrocarbon heat pumps.

R290 (Propane) is the most practical natural hydrocarbon refrigerant to apply within a heat pump, delivering an operating temperature up to 70C whilst being straightforward to apply with no minimum return temperature restrictions (as is the case with CO2 natural refrigerant heat pumps).

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Why Choose Hydrocarbon Heat Pumps?

Due to their use of natural refrigerants, the hydrocarbon heat pump range of applications that can be used includes those where low environmental impact is a priority, or areas where legislation restricts fossil fuel use.

Where sustainability standards must be achieved to meet client or planning restrictions or regulations, the Pure Thermal hydrocarbon heat pump range provides a highly efficient, practical, and cost effective solution, whilst future proofing the installation completely by removing the application completely from F Gas regulation and reporting requirements.

Alongside the huge environmental benefits, hydrocarbon heat pump units provide a practical and efficient alternative to standard HFC heat pumps. For example, a CO2 heat pump providing high temperature hot water is able to deliver a COP of up to 4 when heating incoming mains water from 10°c to 65°c.


Hydrocarbon Heat Pump Range Options:

Hydrocarbon Air Source Heat Pump

Hydrocarbon Air Source Heat Pump

Air Source, Water Source, Ground Source, Waste Heat Source
  •  Heating only units to provide 70c output temperatures
  • Reversible units to provide heating or cooling
  • Simultaneous 4-Pipe units to provide heating and cooling heating + domestic hot water + cooling Hydrocarbon Heat Pump Applications
  • Sustainable and low carbon applications
  • Satisfy TM65 or BREEAM standards
  • Ideal for Zero or Low carbon applications
  • Non F-Gas heating and cooling
Hydrocarbon Water / Ground Source Heat Pump

Hydrocarbon Water / Ground Source Heat Pump

With the capability to operate at temperatures suitable for medium to high temperature applications, the Pure Thermal hydrocarbon heat pump range can be specified for a wide range of applications including retrofit and new projects.

  • Temperature ranges up to 70C
  • 4 x R290 propane heat pump rages
  • Air source and water-ground source options
  • Heating and cooling capability with 4-pipe simultaneous options
  • Compact footprint
  • Manufactured to the highest safety standards
  • ATEX rated components
  • Modular capability up to 5 units
  • 15kW-300kW

Hydrocarbon Heat Pump Applications


Hydrocarbon heat pumps provide high efficiency heating and simultaneous cooling  solutions with significantly  lower operating noise levels that many other alternatives. Hydrocarbon Heat Pumps have  the ability to operate at high temperatures, making them ideal for a range of applications where both operating  efficiency and noise levels are important including residential and commercial heating and cooling applications, as well as manufacturing and  industrial processes.

  • Can be used for both heating and cooling within residential, commercial, or industrial applications.
  • Air, ground, and water source
  • Can be integrated with other systems within the building such as ventilation, solar panels, or air-conditioning.
  • High degree of control and automation means that hydrocarbon heat pump systems can be monitored and controlled remotely.
  • Hydrocarbon heat pumps provide a low GWP, environmentally friendly and high efficiency heating and cooling solution.
  • Hydrocarbon Heat Pump systems can achieve efficiencies greater than 400% when compared to a traditional system.

Efficiency will be dependent on individual project conditions and requirements. An individual illustration can be provided with regard to capital cost, operational costs, and return on capital, based on actual site-specific information.

Pure Thermal is a specialist provider of natural refrigerant hydrocarbon heat pumps, dual output chiller hot water generators, natural refrigerant chillers, and integrated waste heat recycling and thermal storage systems.

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A complete range of high quality efficient and sustainable heating/cooling systems is available with a specific focus on natural refrigerant based equipment. Pure Thermal equipment is manufactured to the highest standards, enabling each system to deliver maximum reliability alongside efficient operational performance.

Providing Heat pump solutions since 2015, the Pure Thermal team has extensive industry experience with a proven track record in delivering hydrocarbon heat pump equipment and systems that meet the performance objectives of the most demanding projects.

Our dedicated team has many years of experiences in specifying, supplying, and maintaining industrial hydrocarbon heat pump applications to companies across the UK.

Our specialist in-house team provides our industrial and commercial clients with a complete end-to-end Hydrocarbon Heat Pump support service, from creating an initial heat pump performance illustration and design brief, through to installation/commissioning of the Hydrocarbon Heat Pump and on-going maintenance support.


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Why choose Pure Thermal to provide your Hydrocarbon Heat Pump Solution

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