Hybrid heat pumps are the combination of an electrically and gas-powered heat pump – integrated into one refrigeration circuit and operated with a sophisticated control system.
The hybrid heat pump optimises the economy and efficiency of the two technologies in consideration of the respective operating conditions. The benefits of efficient heaters and efficient cooling systems are available through excellent engineering skills and the use of high quality materials.
The gas engine ensures very low power consumption. In the cooling mode up to 26 kW (water temperature up to 65 °C) can be generated and in addition the waste heat can be used – this is efficient and saves costs. The electric drive ensures a long service life and low emissions. Heating and cooling is possible with the hybrid heat pump via a water heat exchanger or a wide range of directly evaporating indoor units. This makes the hybrid heat pump versatile, e.g. in hotels, offices and industrial applications.
Benefits of the Schwank Hybrid Heat Pumps
Two Systems in One for Maximum Efficiency
The most important benefits of hybrid heat pumps:
- 4 adjustable operating modes (cost-optimised mode, efficiency-optimised mode, GHP priority mode, EHP priority mode)
- Heat extraction with 26.2 kW (water temperature up to 65 °C) through heat recovery of the engine waste heat
- Easy installation due to common refrigeration circuit of GHP and EHP
- Ability to act as an efficient heater for domestic hot water in combination with water heat exchangers
- Up to 48 indoor units can be connected
- Can be combined with water heat exchanger (WHE)
At a Glance
Schwank, the world leader in industrial heating, cooling and ventilation celebrated its 90th anniversary
In its 90 years of existence, Schwank has transformed itself into a global leader in industrial heating and expert of ventilation and cooling solutions. The company is now focused on energy transformation so hydrogen and electric heating are becoming its primary focus. As of this year, it offers the first 100% hydrogen heater and is pioneer of being a major force in the transition to renewable energie.
Breakthrough: Climate-neutral Heating with Hydrogen Operated Schwank Tube Heaters
For years, the manufacturers of infrared heaters have been advertising the modernity and future viability of their technology. Now the industry, and above all the Schwank company, has set a groundbreaking milestone with the development of its first 100% hydrogen-compatible tube heating system.
Energy Efficiency is Vital for Reaching Net Zero
A post on the EURACTIV website has included a statement by Paula Pinho from the European Commission’s Energy Directorate, which read as follows: “We believe that, first and foremost, we need to continue to apply the energy efficiency first principle, ensuring that really we make the most out of our limited resources.”