Utilization of industrial low-grade waste heat by means of new emerging high-temperature heat pumps
Project start August 1st 2010. Project ended August 1st 2013.
Objective of project
The project objective is to accelerate the implementation of new large (> 500 kW) high-temperature heat pumps by means of full-scale demonstration. The new heat pump solutions can produce heat at 95-150° C (e.g. water), which makes it possible to utilize industrial waste heat for process heating in new, interesting ways. In Denmark, 5000 TJ/year can be recovered from industrial processes according to recently published reports, which initially forms the energy savings potential for the project.
Although many other factors besides heat pump technology influence the feasibility of such technology, these new products will through the combination of high output temperature, refrigerant type and size of commercially available heat pumps, dismantle some of the existing heat pump barriers. The constituted project group ensures that all aspects of the market potential for this technology will be enlightened, analyzed and disseminated.
The project is divided into 7 phases:
- Project initiation
- Feasibility study and establishment of design specifications
- Detailed design and modeling of the heat pump and the integration
- Factory acceptance test of the heat pump unit
- Installation of heat pump
- Field test
- Danish Technological Institute
- Grontmij Carl Bro
- Industri Montage
- Arla Foods AMBA
- Thise Mejeri
- Århus Slagtehus
The project was funded by EUDP.