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Ground Source Heat Pumps High Temperature Range

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Ground Source Heat Pumps High Temperature Range

Our range of high temperature heat pumps are specially designed for the capture and production of high temperature heat and allow to extend the range of use of traditional heat pumps. Discover all the new applications in which all the advantages of heat pump technology can be obtained, such as its use with high-temperature capture, the recovery of residual heat or its use in cascade with traditional pumps.

High Temperature Heat Pumps

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CLAUSIUS HT high temperature heat pumps are specially designed for the use of heat sources at high temperatures, up to 45 ºC (evaporating temperature up to 40 ºC), and for delivering heat at very high temperatures, up to 80 ºC (condensing temperature up to 85 ºC). These heat pumps can cover operating ranges between source and sink temperatures higher than those of traditional heat pumps.

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High temperature range models have the following options:

Due to their wide operating range, CLAUSIUS HT heat pumps can be used, among others, for the following applications:

  • Production of domestic hot water at high temperature
  • Applications where heat at high temperature is required such as heating systems with radiators, district heating, washing, cleaning or disinfection processes, etc.
  • Applications with high source temperatures (up to 40 ºC), such as the use of geothermal resources at high temperatures, springs or ground water, etc
  • Applications for the recovery of waste heat such as, machinery cooling processes, exhaust gases from combustion processes, condensing heat from refrigerating installations, etc.
  • Cascade systems with traditional heat pumps at the lower temperature stage.

 

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CLAUSIUS high temperature heat pumps are customised to each application, both in its configuration and in the control system.
Its design is based on the use of the following components:

  • Refrigerant R134a.
  • Copeland scroll compressors specially designed for high temperature applications.
  • Alfa Laval heat exchangers.
  • Electronic expansion valve.
  • Control system specially designed by
  • CLAUSIUS and adapted to each application.
  • Standard models have cases of STRONG and STRONG DOUBLE models depending
    on the heating power.

 

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STANDARD MODELS

High temperature applications with heating temperatures up to 80 ºC and source temperatures up to 45 ºC.

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FOR SPECIAL APPLICATIONS, CONTACT HERCUGLAS

Given the wide range of operating conditions that may be required in high temperature heat pump applications, we recommend contacting Hercuglas for advice on the sizing and selection of the required heat pump model.
In addition to the standard models and for special applications, Hercuglas can design and manufacture tailored solutions with high temperature heat pumps. In these cases, the control system will be adapted and the heat pump will be tested on a test bench according to the specific requirements for each application. Hercuglas will provide all the technical documentation for these customised heat pumps

Why choose Clausius?

  • THE BEST COMPONENTS ON THE MARKET

    In Clausius heat pumps manufacturing, we only use components from the European premium brands.

  • INTEGRATED CLIMATE CONTROL

    Clausius heat pumps allow production of heating, cooling and domestic hot water (DHW) IN a single installation.

  • PASSIVE COOLING

    Allow passive cooling production with extremely low energy consumption and cost, technologically exceeding air source heat pumps.

  • NO SOUND AND VISUAL IMPACT

    Do not require noisy fans and do not generate air drafts. All their components are silent and sound insulated inside the case. In addition, as they are buried or inside the house, they do not cause any kind of visual impact.

  • COMFORT FOR USERS

    Clausius ground source heat pumps are controlled with simple thermostats and do not require any user interaction, providing great comfort.

  • CLEAN AND SAFE

    They do not require any type of fuel and do not generate flames or smoke, so they do not need fuel storage tanks or chimneys.

  • RELIABLE

    Installations with ground source heat pumps require minimal maintenance and have a long life by using a simple, proven, known and very reliable technology.

  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMIC SAVINGS

    Market leading ErPA+++ rating. They provide a far more energy efficiency than traditional systems and other types of heat pumps, so the cost of heating is drastically reduced, achieving significant savings.

10 Benefits of the heat pumps powered by renewables:

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1. Reduced Carbon Emissions:

ERV and HRV systems provide a continuous supply of fresh outdoor air while expelling stale indoor air. This helps maintain a healthier indoor environment by reducing the concentration of pollutants, odors, and contaminants.

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2. Energy Efficiency:

Heat pumps are inherently efficient because they move heat rather than generate it through combustion. When combined with renewable energy, their efficiency is further enhanced, as the energy input comes from sources with high energy conversion efficiency.

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3. Lower Operating Costs:

Renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and geothermal are typically free or have low operating costs. Heat pumps that use these sources can significantly lower energy bills, making them cost-effective over the system's lifespan.

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4. Energy Independence:

Generating your own renewable energy allows you to become less reliant on external energy sources and utility providers. This enhances your energy security and reduces vulnerability to energy price fluctuations.

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5. Long-Term Sustainability:

As renewable energy sources are replenished naturally, they ensure a long-term and sustainable energy supply for heat pumps.

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6. Improved Air Quality:

Since heat pumps don't burn fossil fuels on-site, they don't release pollutants and harmful emissions into the air, leading to improved indoor and outdoor air quality.

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7. Incentives and Rebates:

Many governments and utilities offer incentives, tax credits, and rebates to encourage the adoption of renewable energy systems, which can help offset the initial installation costs.

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8. Enhanced Property Value:

Homes and buildings equipped with renewable energy-powered heat pump systems often have higher property values due to their energy efficiency and reduced operating costs.

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9. Mitigated Energy Price Volatility

Renewable energy sources are less susceptible to market price fluctuations compared to fossil fuels, providing greater stability in energy costs.

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10. Community Engagement:

Adopting renewable energy systems can contribute to community engagement, as it demonstrates your commitment to environmental sustainability and encourages others to consider similar options.

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How heat pumps work with various renewable energy sources?

Heat pumps can be powered by renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal energy to provide efficient heating and cooling. When renewable energy is used to operate heat pumps, the overall system becomes more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

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1. Solar-Powered Heat Pumps:

  • Solar energy is captured using photovoltaic (PV) panels, which convert sunlight into electricity.
  • This electricity is used to power the heat pump's compressor and other components.
  • The heat pump uses the electricity to drive the refrigeration cycle, transferring heat from a low-temperature area (e.g., outdoor air or ground) to a high-temperature area (indoors or hot water storage).

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3. Wind-Powered Heat Pumps:

  • Wind turbines generate electricity from the kinetic energy of the wind.
  • The generated electricity is used to operate the heat pump, following the same process as solar energy process. The heat pump transfers heat as needed, either for space heating or cooling and domestic hot water.

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5. Geothermal-Powered Heat Pumps:

  • Geothermal energy is derived from the Earth's natural heat, available underground.
  • A ground source heat pump (GSHP) is used to extract heat from the ground and transfer it to a building.
  • GSHPs can work in both heating and cooling modes by exchanging heat with the ground through a loop system.
  • Renewable electricity may still be required to power the heat pump's compressor and other components, enhancing the overall efficiency of the system.

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9 STEPS to installing a Heat Pump System with Renewables Energy Source

1. Site Assessment and Planning:

  • Determine the heat pump type: air-to-air, air-to-water, ground source, etc., based on your heating and cooling needs.
  • Evaluate the location for installation, considering factors like available space, climate, and access to renewable energy sources (if applicable).
  • Check if any permits or approvals are required for installation in your area.

2. Sizing and Design:

  • Calculate the heat load of your building to determine the appropriate heat pump capacity.
  • Design the distribution system for heating and cooling (ductwork, piping, radiators, etc.).
  • Plan the integration of renewable energy sources such as solar panels or wind turbines.

3. Renewable Energy Source Installation:

  • If installing solar panels, determine the suitable location and orientation for optimal sunlight exposure.
  • Install solar panels or wind turbines according to manufacturer guidelines and local regulations.
  • Connect the renewable energy system to the electrical grid or storage system.

4. System Components:

  • Purchase the heat pump unit along with necessary components like air handlers, coils, expansion valves, etc.
  • For ground source systems, plan and install the ground loop or boreholes if applicable.

5. Preparation:

  • Install any required electrical wiring or circuits for the heat pump and renewable energy system.
  • Ensure the installation site is ready and clean for efficient installation.

6. Indoor Unit Installation and Outdoor Unit Installation:

  • Install the indoor unit, connecting it to the distribution system (ductwork, radiators, etc.).
  • Ensure proper insulation and sealing to prevent energy loss.
  • Position the outdoor unit on a stable surface with sufficient clearances for airflow.
  • Connect refrigerant lines between the indoor and outdoor units.

7. Refrigerant Charging and Electrical Connection:

  • Charge the system with refrigerant as per manufacturer specifications.
  • Check for refrigerant leaks and proper pressure levels.
  • Connect the heat pump and renewable energy system to the electrical grid or storage system.
  • Ensure proper grounding and compliance with safety codes.

8. Controls and Integration and Testing and Commissioning and User Training

 

  • Install and configure the thermostat or control system to operate the heat pump and renewable energy sources efficiently.
  • Integrate the renewable energy system with the heat pump controls.
  • Test the heat pump system in both heating and cooling modes.
  • Verify the operation of the renewable energy system and its integration with the heat pump.
  • Check for leaks, system pressures, and temperature differentials.
  • Provide training to the building owner or user on how to operate and maintain the heat pump and renewable energy system.
  • Explain troubleshooting and maintenance tasks specific to the integrated system.

9. Regular Maintenance:

  • Establish a maintenance schedule to ensure the ongoing efficiency and performance of the heat pump and renewable energy system.

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