heat pump Articles

  • Heat Pumps – FAQs

    1. What is a Heat Pump? To put it simply; ground source heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps produce high grade heat from low grade heat which is found in the earth and our atmosphere.2. How does a Heat Pump Work?Heat pumps work in exactly the same way as air conditioners or refrigerators, but in reverse! Heat pumps capture latent energy which is stored in sources such as air, water and earth. ...


  • Ground Source Heat Pumps

    In many buildings Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) provide an efficient solution for heating and cooling. Using low temperature latent heat which exists naturally below ground, GSHPs provide solutions by harvesting and transferring this energy for the benefit of the built environment. It is important to understand the feasibility of GSHP prior to designing a system. This guidance note has been ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Energy and exergy analysis of an Automobile Heat Pump system

    This study deals with energy and exergy analysis of an Automobile Heat Pump (AHP) system using R134a as the working fluid and ambient air as a heat source. An experimental AHP system consisting of original components from an Automobile Air Conditioning (AAC) system and some extra equipment was developed and instrumented. The system was operated in steady state under various ambient and return air ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) - Case Studies

    Case Study: “GHP schools used approximately 26% less source energy per square foot of floor area,” according to an evaluation of Lincoln, Nebraska schools by the Department of Energy. The report concludes that the schools using GHP technology “outperform others in the school district.” Case Study: Annual electrical consumption in Fort Polk ...

  • Ground Source Heat Pump installed in eco house

    This case study looks at a ground source heat pump being installed in London. A Ground Source Heat Pump was chosen as a sustainable and energy efficient way to provide 100% space heating and hot water for this 550m2 new build eco-house in East London. A Heat Recovery Mechanical Ventilation System was also utilised, which, together with Solar Thermal hot water and LED lighting give this stunning ...


    By Ground Sun

  • Energy and exergy analysis of a solar–assisted heat pump space heating system for clear days

    The studies over solar–assisted heat pump systems have been performed mostly on time periods when solar radiation is high. Therefore, this study focuses on performance analysis of a solar–assisted heat pump system which stores the energy during the clear day and uses it as a heat source of heat pump space heating system during the night. Energy and exergy analyses divided into two parts, which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emotion Energy - Air Source Heat pump case study

    Customer: Emotion Energy Location: Dumfries Heating System: 12KW Calorex Air to Water Heat Pump Installed: 09 Vortex was installed by Emotion Energy on an old isolated cottage which had been extended. They replaced an old oil boiler with a Calorex 12KW air to water heat pump and fitted Vortex ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Zoo-technical application of Ground Source Heat Pumps: a pilot case study

    Ground Source Heat Pumps are energy-efficient HVAC systems usually adopted in residential and commercial buildings. However the control of the thermal environment is required not only in spaces occupied by people, but also in intensive breeding farms, in order to maintain healthy conditions and to increase productivity. In the Italian livestock breedings, heating is usually provided by means of ...


    By Tethys srl

  • Thermodynamic analysis and assessment of space heating with ground–source heat pump for sustainable future

    In this paper, the thermodynamic modelling of exergy loss, exergy efficiency, exergy destruction rate, environmental destruction coefficient, improvement potential, exergy destruction factor, relative irreversibility, productivity lack and exergetic factor of ground source heat pump (GSHP) system are investigated. The results show that these exergy indexes should be used integratively. Compressor ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative performance analysis for endoreversible simple air heat pump cycles considering ecological, exergetic efficiency and heating load objectives

    The performance analysis and optimisation of endoreversible simple air heat pump with constant-temperature heat reservoirs is carried out by using finite-time thermodynamics. The expressions of the heating load, the exergetic efficiency and the ecological function of the cycle are derived. The influences of the pressure ratio of the compressor and the allocation of heat exchanger inventory on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effect of heat transfer law on the ecological optimisation of a generalised irreversible Carnot heat pump

    The optimal exergy-based ecological performance of an irreversible Carnot heat pump with the losses of heat-resistance, heat leak and internal irreversibility, in which the transfer between the working fluid and the heat reservoirs obeys a generalised heat transfer law Q ∝ Δ (Tn), is derived by taking into account an ecological optimisation criterion (E) as the objective function, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergetic and sustainability performance assessment of geothermal (ground source) ejector heat pumps

    Although ejectors have been used in cooling/refrigeration and Heat Pumps (HP) applications for a long time, utilisation of Geothermal Ejector Heat Pump (GEHP) with Ground–Heat Exchanger (GHE) is a new idea, which has recently appeared in the literature. In this study, we model a GEHP system with a GHE in terms of exergetic aspects and apply our model to this system in the heating mode. The system ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) & Blowdown Pump Stations

    Romtec Utilities engineers and supplies pump stations for many different applications for industrial facilities across the country. These facilities range from chemical manufacturing to oil & gas refineries, and power generation is another industrial market where Romtec Utilities excels. We have supplied many different types of pumping systems for power gen facilities for wastewater, ...


    By Romtec Utilities Inc.

  • Thermodynamic analysis of a hybrid gas turbine/thermoacoustic heat pump/refrigeration engine

    Possible performance enhancement of small gas turbine power plants through the application of thermoacoustic systems is examined. The thermoacoustic subsystem is powered only by the waste heat of the gas turbine. Two different gas turbine configurations are considered: a Thermoacoustic refrigerator assisted gas turbine (TRG) and a Combined thermoacoustic heat pump and refrigeration assisted gas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 24kW Ground Source Heat Pump In Essex - Case Study

    The space heating and hot water for this property was previously done by an oil boiler. The client was considering a ground source heat pump in order to lower running costs and benefit from tariff payments under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Better Planet carried out a room by room heat loss calculation. This is required in order to size the heat pump ...


  • Water Source Heat Pumps For 14th Century Castle In Oxfordshire

    Better Planet was selected to design, supply, install and commission two brine to water heat pumps with a combined thermal output of 70 kW for this castle in Oxfordshire replacing oil heating. In preparation of the project, Better Planet carried out a room by room heat loss calculation allowing us to advice the client on required upgrades of radiators in ...


  • Steady versus dynamic exergy analysis: the case of an air source heat pump

    Exergy analysis is often performed statically, for given system conditions and reference state. Dynamic exergy analyses, considering the variation of system operation and ambient conditions, would obviously be more time consuming. Therefore comparing the results of the two approaches helps understand when the dynamic methodology should be preferred. In this paper the yearly behaviour of a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technical and economic analysis of gas-engine driven heat pump in China

    In this paper, the primary energy ratio and economic benefit of five different heating systems are analysed. The results show that the gas-engine heat pump system has the advantages of high primary energy efficiency and favours environmental protection in contrast to the other four heating systems. At the same time, to improve the economic benefit of the energy saving and environmental protection ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Utilisation of air-groundwater exergy potential for improvement of the performance of heat pump systems

    This paper reports a study on the use of the non-flow air-groundwater exergy potential for improving heat pump performance. It is shown that for air/groundwater temperature differences of order 15°C, energy savings up to 50% may be expected for heat pumps operating either in the heating mode or in the cooling mode. It is also shown that the reduction in the energy required to drive the heat pump ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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