01 December 1988

Report on the Application of heat pumps in industry


This report contains the result of a study regarding the application of heat pumps in industry. It is limited to countries which are members of the Heat Pump Center of the International Energy Agency.
The goals af this study are threefold. First an overview of present applications of heat pumps in industry is given, identifying those sectors and processes in which heat pumps have had same success.
Second, a study is made of the economics of heat pumps in which the
influence of the major parameters determining their economic success is brought forward. Finally, an overall analysis of the mast important
industrial sectors is undertaken in order ta determine their potential market for heat pumps.
The present study was undertaken in order ta identify those
sectors and processes which lead themselves for heat pump applications. In this way the study responds to a request for guidance expressed by the IEA Heat Pump Center member countries while investigating the future direction of their heat pump promotion activities. lt is hoped that this study provides sufficient information to make the necessary choices.
The preparation af this report heavily relied upon collaboration with the IEA Heat Pump Centre staff and with the National Teams from its member countrics. This fruitful collaboration is gratefully acknowledged.