Ground/Air Source Heat Pump 

Our Ground or Air Source Heat Pump solution will transform your business in many ways. We will design the system around your business needs and install with minimal disruption to your day-to day. Our extended warranty and maintenance package provides peace of mind for up to 20 years.

About heat pumps

  • They are designed to take naturally occurring energy from the air, ground or water to produce heating and chilling simultaneously in two separate hydraulic circuits.

  • The energy is then passed either through a system of pipes or a heat exchanger to the heat pump.

  • The heat and chill produced by the heat pump is then used for your required process.

  • The cold fluid is sent to the ground, water or through the air to be heated naturally again. The chill process recovers the waste energy, increasing the efficiency of the system by taking heat from the product and boosting the ground with this waste energy.

  • This clever combination of recovered energy and naturally occurring energy is used to run the heat pump system and boost its efficiency.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

What are the benefits of a heat pump?

  • They save money as well as the environment
  • There are no fuel storage requirements therefore they save space
  • The do not emit any potentially dangerous gases so are extremely safe
  • They are the only kind of renewable energy technology that can benefit from the thermal energy storage properties of the ground and air to recycle heat from summer to winter

  • They provide heating during winter but can also provide chilling during summer
  • They are safe, silent, unobtrusive and out-of-sight
  • They help to lower your carbon footprint as it uses a renewable, natural source of heat – the ground or air

  • They can reduce the use of fossil fuels as these are not imported. Making the heat pumps a high efficiency heating and cooling system
  • Our systems are modularised and delivered to site in a customised plant room for minimal disruption
  • Our bespoke controller operates the system remotely.

Which industries are they best suited to?

Any high energy-use industry could benefit from a heat pump as it has different functions for different industrial applications.

  • Agriculture & Horticulture
    e.g. Grain drying, space heating, daffodil drying or any other type of agricultural product drying. Chill is used to chill products like potatoes and milk.

  • Food & Drink
    e.g. Drying, processing and preserving food products.

  • Chemical & Life Sciences
    e.g. Process heating, chilling and sterilisation.

  • Hotel & Leisure
    e.g. Swimming pools, spa, guest houses, heating radiators.

  • Schools & Education
    e.g. Educational buildings and accommodation, classroom, gym and swimming pool heating and cooling.

  • and many more industrial and commercial processes and applications…

Calibrate have installed 58% of the total Ofgem certified Ground Source Heat Pump projects in the UK.

Heat Pump Thermic Output499kW998kW1996kW3096kW6190kW
Power Supply400 v
3 phase
50 Hz
400 v
3 phase
50 Hz
400 v
3 phase
50 Hz
400 v
3 phase
50 Hz
400 v
3 phase
50 Hz
Heating Fluid OutletTemperature (max 90°C)50°C50°C50°C50°C50°C
Chilling Fluid Outlet Temperature-5°C-5°C-5°C-5°C-5°C
Total Heating Capacity (including water)499 kW998 kW1996 kW3096 kW6190 kW
Total Power Input (excluding pumps)88 kW176 kW352 kW505 kW1008 kW
Heating Fluid Flow24 l/s48 l/s96 l/s149 l/s298 l/s
Chilling Fluid Flow28 l/s28 l/s28 l/s174 l/s348 l/s
COP5.66 kW5.66 kW5.66 kW6.1 kW6.1 kW
Compressor TypeScrollScrollScrollScrewScrew
RefrigerantR104AR104AR104AR513AR513A
Number of Compressors481648
Minimum Operational Capacity25%12.5%6.25%12.5%6.25%

Certified and Accredited

Calibrate Energy is MCS accredited and GSHP Association members.
We have also achieved ISO9001 NQA status.

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