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Heating, drying and cooling

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Heat pump

Potential benefits

  • +Very high energy efficiency
  • +Ease of use
  • +Durability

Heat exchanger and pinch analysis

A heat exchanger can be used to manage streams, both hot and cold.

Potential benefit

  • +Small investment and low operating costs

Find out more

Heat pumps transfer heat for heating by capturing thermal energy at a relatively low temperature and raising it to a higher temperature. For more information, see Section 4.2 of the page New Energy Efficient Technologies That Are Applicable to Manufacturing Processes on the Natural Resources Canada Web site.

The INTEGRATION software tool, developed by CanmetENERGY, uses pinch analysis to optimize heat recovery and reduce thermal energy demand. For more information, go to the Industrial Systems Optimization page of the Natural Resources Canada Web site.

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