In addition to the fact that a heat pump can be used for heating, it can also be used for cooling. A number of applications where Inno + uses the heat pump (called cooling machine):
- Extracting energy from dense floors (cooling) for lowering the comfort temperature of the animals, using the warm water that also arises for heating (so a duo system)
- Use the cooling machine for cooling the incoming air in maternity stables and breeding stalls (in combination with solar panels on the roof the most efficient way of cooling on a sow farm)
With a cooling machine cold water can be made from 10 ° C for cooling the incoming air.
Cooling machines are also available in 2 types:
- Air / water chiller: the chiller makes cold water at 10 ° C, the extracted energy is then transferred to the outside air via a fan and ‘destroyed’ in the outside air. This is analogous to the principle of an air conditioning unit where the outdoor unit destroys the energy. With 1 kWh of electricity, around 2.7 kW of cooling energy can be produced.
- Water / water cooling machine: the cooling machine makes cold water from 10 ° C, the hot water is destroyed in the air washer. The air washer acts as a “cooling tower” in this concept. With 1 kWh of electricity, around 5.5 kW of cooling energy can be produced.
The cold water produced at 10 ° C is sent to the air / water heat exchangers in the incoming air where the incoming air is cooled from 35 ° C to 18 ° C.
There are machines available that are suitable for:
- Heating only
- Heating and cooling
- Cooling only
Inno + can design and build the most optimal heating and cooling solution for your specific requirements.