24 June 2014

INDUSTRIAL HEAT PUMPS IN DAIRY INDUSTRIES IN SWEDEN – CURRENT STATUS AND OUTLOOK


In this paper, a review of heat pumps use in the Swedish dairy sector is made. The impact on the energy consumption by introduction of heat pumps is made, and an outlook covers future potential and development needs to fully exploit the heat pump potential in the dairy industry. A case study exemplifies the potential energy savings that can be made in one dairy. Heat saving potentials in this case amounted to a total of 3400 MWh / year can be saved, corresponding to annual cost savings of 1.5 million SEK per year.