New high-capacity heat pumps from Lochinvar

Published:  04 December, 2017

Lochinvar, heat pumps

Lochinvar has extended its Amicus range of air source heat pumps (ASHPs) by launching five higher capacity models.

There are now a total of 17 models in the range delivering heating capacities from 7.7kW up to 210kW. Lochinvar is, therefore, able to service a wide range of projects including large residential; medium and large commercial; and industrial applications.

The Amicus heat pump range employs the innovative principle of Enhanced Vapour Injection (EVI) to improve both output and efficiency. This is a two-stage compression process with inter-cooling that produces a superheated vapour to boost capacity and efficiency. As a result, Amicus units can achieve a Coefficient of Performance (COP) up to 4.4 and are 25% more efficient than standard scroll compressor driven systems.

They are also capable of delivering flow temperatures up to 63C for heating and hot water applications and can operate in outside temperatures as low as -20C. They can be used as stand-alone replacements for conventional heating products or as part of an integrated system providing pre-heated feed water to gas-fired condensing boilers, water heaters and thermal stores in buildings with large heating or hot water demands.

For more information on this story, click here: December 2017, 168

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