Industrial Heat Pumps | Pure Thermal

Introduction to Industrial Heat Pumps:

Pure Thermal’s Industrial heat pumps are 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 with a good COP, making the heat pumps suitable for direct use in district heating networks and other high-temperature applications.

How Industrial Heat Pumps Work:

Industrial heat pumps operate on the same basic principle as household heat pumps, which is the transfer of heat from one location to another. They use a refrigeration cycle to extract heat from a low-temperature source and transfer it to a high-temperature sink. This process can be reversed to provide cooling when needed.

Industrial Heat Pump Units

Performance range: 30kW to 3000kW

Refrigerant: HFOs and Natural refrigerants

Medium temperature heating: +60°C to +130°C

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 principle as household heat pumps 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 from heat pumps for best COPs

Pure Thermal’s heat pumps allow companies to use 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.

A few applications where Industrial Heat Pumps are the best 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.

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.

Addressing space challenges

Pure thermal Industrial heat pumps are installed with special ventilated enclosures.

This enclosure ensures there is no gas entrapped within the unit as well as no gas released inside the plant room hence making it best fit for installing inside a plant room within tight space.

Ventilated Enclosure on Industrial Heat Pump

Industry-specific applications catered by 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

Salient Features of Simultaneous Heat Pump Units

  1. Units operates with HFO R1234Ze & R1233Zde with a Global Warming Potential of 7 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 keep fluctuating.
  4. Units can be delivered with ventilated enclosure, ideal for installing it in the existing plant room, addressing the space challenges.
  5. Capable of delivering the entire solution with pumps, buffer vessels, sensors, piping, and accessories
  6. Unit available with all common communication protocols Modbus, Profibus, Profinet and BACNet

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