Heat Pumps - The Basics

Tuesday 18th May 2021 10:00 to 13:00

Bookings now open:

Register for your free place here 

 

As people working in the RACHP sector knows a heat pump is not just an elaborate boiler. This short course will act as an introduction to heat pump technology and explain the basic principles.

The course is free to attend and open to anyone looking to refresh their knowledge or learn more about this increasing popular method of heating. 

Topics that will be included in the course are

  • How does a heat pump work?
  • The heat pump cycle
  • The use of LogP-H diagrams and what you can learn from them
  • Refrigerants
  • Compressors 
  • Low Temperature Heat Source
    • Boreholes/Seawater/River Water
    • Air
  • Transcritical heat pumps vs. Normal condensation heat pumps.
    • Differences
    • Points of awareness

This course is module one of of a three part short course. The later modules will share best practice as well as common mistakes made when designing, installing and running heating systems based on heat pumps.  Module 2 and 3 will be offered in September 2021. 

  • Module 2: The behaviour of the heating system. Designing a system in a new building with the heat pump in mind.
  • Module 3: The behaviour of the heating system. Retrofitting an existing building to accommodate a heat pump as the main source of heating.

The Trainer: Gert Nielsen.Gert Nielsen

For the last 15 years Gert has shared his expertise by giving lectures and performing roadshows for the Norwegian HVAC Association. Gert will share best practice as well as common mistakes made when designing, installing and running heating systems based on heat pumps.

 
 
 

Institute of Refrigeration  
Kelvin House, 76 Mill Lane  
Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JR 
United Kingdom 

+44 (0)208 6477033

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