CEN Workshop Agreement on ‘ Experimental characterization of the hybrid heat pump module’ – open for public consultation

Industrial processes are often energy-intensive and the need for their efficient decarbonization is now at the forefront of governmental and corporate policies worldwide. However, solutions for the green transition of the industrial sector should be flexible, widely applicable, and reliable. Two-thirds of industrial energy consumption is related to heating and cooling processes and is becoming a major environmental problem. The integration of renewable thermal energy sources at industrial sites is therefore crucial.

This CEN Workshop Agreement specifies the experimental methodology to characterize a hybrid heat pump under real operating conditions to derive performance parameters, which can be also presented as a map of performance, and heat pump capacity as a function of operating conditions. The characterization includes a definition of testing rig configuration, a testing methodology, the list and definition of  relevant performance parameters and the procedure for calculating them. The characterization can be of help to make comparisons in terms of performance.

This CEN Workshop Agreement is valid to a vast range of industrial commercial and residential applications and to those wishing to:

  • turn renewable heat and waste heat into useful cooling effect;
  • minimize energy consumption;
  • reduce operational costs; and
  • lower CO2 footprint.

This workshop was motivated by the currently ongoing Horizon 2020 HYCOOL project “Industrial Cooling through Hybrid system based on Solar Heat” which aims to increase the use of solar heat in industrial processes by combining two key components: solar thermal collectors and hybrid adsorption-compression chillers to provide steam, heating, and cooling energy with greater efficiency.

All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft CWA to the Workshop secretary, Mrs. Natalia Ortiz de Zárate (nortiz@une.org), by 07 October 2022

More information on the Workshop at this link.

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