New issue of the Heat Pump Centre Newsletter
Industrial heat pumps –
News and views in the recently released issue of the Heat Pump Centre Newsletter
Many industrial processes require heat; also, many industrial processes generate waste heat. However, it is often not possible to directly use this waste heat for other industrial processes, since higher temperatures than those provided by the waste heat are frequently needed. The solution for this is to use heat pumps. Heat pumps can do exactly what is required: convert thermal energy from a lower temperature to a higher. In many cases it is also possible to reverse the process, using the heat pump to cool an industrial process that has a cooling demand. Thus, the potential for energy savings is large, but there are a number of aspects to consider.
Industrial heat pumps are the subject of this year’s first issue (1/2012) of the IEA Heat Pump Centre Newsletter. Good examples are provided of industrial and high power heat pumps. Further, overviews of natural refrigerants in industrial heat pumps, as well as trends in Japan regarding industrial heat pumps, are provided. There is also a summary of industrial heat pumps applications, from the Heat Pump Summit in Nürnberg, and an account of the heat pump market in the Netherlands.
The IEA HPC Newsletter is a newsletter/journal from the IEA Heat Pump Centre (HPC) with four issues per year. The HPC is an international information service for heat pumping technologies, applications and markets. Visit the website at www.heatpumpcentre.org
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