Heat Pumps Articles

  • Water: the natural choice - safe, natural water delivers better comfort, lower cost

    Using water to heat or cool your building is the safest alternative, as hydronic systems can be installed and serviced by any licensed professional contractor. Because other refrigerants are toxic, they must be installed by specially trained technicians. You'll see those same technicians on expensive service calls installing factory replacement parts because components are not interchangeable ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Low recirculation rate evaporators

    Abstract Fin coil evaporators with enhanced internal tube surfaces allow for optimum performance with a minimal overfeed rate. Reducing the overfeed rate requiresless pumping power and smaller line sizes to the evaporator. Additionally, less compressor power is required for the same refrigeration capacity because the wet suction line pressure drop is reduced. Lower compressor power results ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Connections: Toasty Toes

    After 14 years of living on a houseboat we have now moved into an apartment in a private home. There are many wonderful things about this apartment - the lack of dry rot and any concerns about the wind direction are two of them. Perhaps my favorite is the radiant floor heat. Radiant heat, hot water piped under the floors, keeps your toes and the rest of your body toasty. Water is great for this ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Improving and maintaining the performance of your Heat Exchanger or Condenser.

    The usage of Heat Exchangers or Condensers is common in many processes across a wide range of industries. The Energy sector is no different, either in the Thermal Power Generation, Upstream and Downstream of the Oil and Gas including Petrochemical and Chemical plants; Heat Exchangers are used to cool of the steam or to pre-heat different liquid needed in the processes. The recurrent problem of ...

  • 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 ...


  • Ground Source & Underfloor For A Manor House In Herts

    Better Planet was selected to design, supply, install and commission a Ground Source Heat Pump and Underfloor Heating in connection to an ongoing comprehensive renovation of this Manor House in Hertfordshire. Our involvement started with a room by room heat loss calculation allowing us to size the heat pump and design the underfloor heating. We also carried ...


  • Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, Central London - Case Study

    This new built apartment block with 20 luxury flats in Bayswater was completed 2016. Better Planet was contracted to design, supply, install and commission all the under floor heating and MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation and Heat recovery). We were also contracted to install and commission 20 air source heat pumps providing heating and cooling through fan coil units. ...


  • Bell & Gossett introduces new hydronic pump selection criteria to maximize system efficiency

    Energy and maintenance expenses account for approximately 75 percent of the life-cycle costs of a centrifugal pump. With a growing emphasis on reducing energy consumption driven by government regulation and businesses seeking operational and financial efficiencies, HVAC system designers are seeking system solutions that maximize efficiencies while reducing costs. To address this demand and the ...

  • Getting an air source heat pump from Better Planet – from first discussion to finished project

    Initial contact The initial contact is often on the phone and we try to establish if an air source heat pump makes sense from a financial and technical point of view. Heat pumps makes sense for most new built projects. For retrofits, heat pumps makes most sense for properties not connected to the gas grid. If you are connected to the gas grid, ...


  • Xylem pumps chosen for the biggest shopping mall in the Nordic region - Case Study

    When the time came to select the pumps for the Mall of Scandinavia, high operational reliability and superior efficiency were two of the key parameters. Around 200 Xylem in-line pumps are now helping to handle the supply of heating, cooling and domestic hot water to all areas of the giant installation. Located in Stockholm, Solna, the Mall of Scandinavia is the biggest shopping centre in ...


    By LOWARA - a Xylem brand

  • Sun at Night: Sunny Boy Storage in the Field

    Heinrich Eurich reports on his initial experiences with his PV storage system comprising the Sunny Boy Storage and Tesla Powerwall. As part of the field test for the Sunny Boy Storage, the SMA employee was one of the first to have the new storage system installed. “Darn it, back payments again!” That’s how I always reacted when the annual electricity bill from the public utility ...


    By SMA Solar

  • Chelsea Football & Village Complex - Case Study

    Changes for Chelsea Score High on Efficiency! The Chelsea Football & Village complex at Stamford Bridge has benefitted from advanced Hydropath limescale conditioning technology in successfully preventing the build up of limescale. Three commercial water conditioning Hydroflow models were installed in the secondary hot water heating plant of Chelsea’s FC East Stand ...


    By Hydropath Holdings Ltd

  • 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

  • Amble - Fire Back Boiler case study

    Customer: Mr. B. Melville Location: Amble, Northumberland Heating System: Baxi fire back boiler with cylinder Installed: 09/07 Problems: System very old and inefficient slow to heat and recover particularly domestic hot water Solution. Install Vortex. ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Whitly Bay - Gas Fired Boiler case study

    Customer: J.P. Westall, Hexham Location: Whitely Bay Heating System: Gas fired, with 15 radiators Installed: 06/07 System problems The heating system in question is a gas fired system with problems of banging and rattling. Half the radiators were not heating properly and ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • DESMI’s Magnetically Powered Pumps Seal the Deal

    For companies pumping dangerous or expensive chemicals, leaks can endanger both personnel and the bottom line. Hermetically sealed, magnetically powered pumps are the state-of-the-play answer. The list of potentially dangerous or simply-too-expensive-to-lose substances being pumped from one part of an industrial process to another somewhere in the world is long. Take isocyanates, for example. ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Case Study - TSA - Trasimeno Servizi Ambientali SpA Borgo Giglione (PG), Italy

    The Client TSA is part of the Gesenu Group (operating at an International level in many sectors) and is highly experienced in many aspects of environmental services. The company has delivered a numbers of solutions in Perugia over the last 20 years, including street cleaning, waste collection and transport, graveyard services, public gardens maintenance, building and ...


    By IDRAFLOT

  • Asphalt pump installation notes

    Asphalt pump installation notes Asphalt heat pump is according to certain way and ...


  • Continuous blender increases production, diminishes heat buildup

    CJB Industries, Valdosta, Ga., custom-formulates, processes, and packages chemicals and provides research, development, and engineering services. CJB's newest production line is for a high-loading solid that combines 50 percent liquid acid with 50 percent dry clay product, resulting in an 8- to 16-mesh dry corrosive granular material that resembles kitty litter. The customer for this material ...

  • 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

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