The Heat Pump Planning Handbook contains practical information and guidance on the design, planning and selection of heat pump systems, allowing engineers, designers, architects and construction specialists to compare a number of different systems and options. Including detailed descriptions of components and their functions and reflecting the current state of technology this guide contains sample tasks and solutions as well as new model calculations and planning evaluations. Also economic factors and alternative energy sources are covered, which are essential at a time of rising heat costs.
Ecological and economic aspects
Introduction to Refrigeration
Water heat pump systems
Configuration of all necessary components
Planning Examples (Problems and Solutions)
Table of Contents
Portrait of the author Foreword 1. Introduction 2. Observations on ecology and economics 3. What is a heat pump and how does it work? 4. Heat pump output 5. Planning a heat pump system 6. Groundwater protection 7. Hydraulics 8. Heat pump system planning guidelines 9. Different types of heat pump system 10. Economic considerations 11. Laws and institutions for the protection of people and the environment 12. Starting up heat pump systems 13. Common heat pump errors 14. Concluding observations and outlook 15. Exercises 16. Questions 17. Examples of heat pump systems 18. Solutions to the exercises 18. Answers