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Heat Pumps

A heat pump is a versatile heating and cooling system that can both heat and cool a space. It operates on the principle of moving heat from one location to another. There are three main components in a heat pump system: the condenser/evaporator, the buffer and the heat sink/dump.

The Role of Heat Exchangers:

Heat exchangers play a crucial role in the operation of heat pumps. They are used to transfer heat between the refrigerant in the system and the medium from which heat is being absorbed or released. There are two primary types of heat exchangers used in heat pump installations:

  1. Condenser/evaporator: This is the heat exchanger located in the indoor unit of the heat pump. In heating mode as per our example, the condenser takes the extracted heat from the outdoor air or water, and releases it for use. Often this is used to heat a buffer of water in order to create a constant demand.
  2. Heat sink/dump: This is the source where you want the actual heating/cooling. If you have a tank full of hot water, you want to transfer this heat into various applications such as air heating, domestic hot water or radiators

The efficiency and effectiveness of a heat pump system depend on the design and performance of these heat exchangers. Heat exchangers are responsible for the efficient transfer of heat, making heat pumps an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly choice for heating and cooling. They can work effectively in a wide range of climates, extracting heat even in cold weather for heating and providing cooling in hot weather by releasing heat outdoors.

In particular we have a wide range of high efficiency heat exchangers designed to transfer heat with minimal loss into air or water.

We have an extensive range of Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers available for immediate delivery from stock with 3/4", 1", 1.1/4", 1.1/2" and 2" connections.

The plates are manufactured in AISI 316 stainless steel with either Copper (standard) or Nickel Brazing (for swimming pools / more aggressive applications)

Maximum design pressure of 30 bar and maximum operating temperature of 200°c

Our stock range of Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers are WRAS approved subject to a maximum operating temp of 100°c

Our superb facilities and manufacturing set us apart 


Advantages include:

  • Low purchase price (in comparison to an equivalent gasket plate model or shell and tube type unit)
  • Compact design
  • High thermal efficiency
  • High pressure and temperature ratings
  • Fully sealed



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