Heat pump Brazed Plate is the most commonly used by homeowners and builders in home construction and renovation. The name Heat pump comes from the physical structure of the device, a heat exchange that exchanges heat between two parts by means of heat convection. In this case, heat exchange is done by way of a metal plate that is put in direct contact with the heated air or water coming from the boiler. Once the contact is made, a chemical reaction occurs that produces heat energy that is transferred to the heated surface and thus produced electricity.
Heat pump brazed plate heat exchangers were first introduced in the 1960's, initially intended for use only in small businesses that did not require the high levels of capacity or reliability that larger businesses would require. These devices were used in heating and cooling systems in residential homes and small offices. It was not until the late seventies that commercial application became popular. Since then, they have been used in numerous different applications and are continuing to find their way into homes and commercial building heating systems.
Heat pump brazed plate heat exchangers are used with a variety of different pumping systems. They are most often used in electricity-generating plants, with boilers feeding power through cables to the exchanger. These systems are an excellent choice for cooling air and water that is pumped through a piping system because the water and air never enter the compressor or turbine area, and the air can be cooled in direct contact with the incoming air. These systems also provide air ventilation and can also reduce condensation on surfaces of heating equipment. Many boilers and other electricity generating plants these days are designed with brazed plate heat exchangers so as to make efficient use of the electrical power generated.
Many large businesses and offices make use of a variety of heat pumps and heat exchangers, even those which are not designed for commercial use. Some use them on a daily basis, others only on a regular basis. The use of them varies but they are suitable for a range of applications. Some businesses have heat exchangers fitted into their ductwork, while others have them in conjunction with air conditioning systems. These are generally fitted to cooling towers, although they can be fitted into any part of a large office building or other commercial structure.
Heat pump brazed plate exchangers have a number of advantages over other types of heat pump available on the market. These include having a much lower noise output; they can have a much higher efficiency rating than many other types of heat pumps; they can be more durable than other types of heat pump; they can generate more power than other types of heat pumps; and they can operate better under extreme temperature conditions. This means that this type of pump is particularly suited to use in extreme cold weather as it is robust enough to cope when temperatures drop. They are also inherently less costly than some of the other types of heat pump which allows them to be more affordable for a range of different customers. This affordability is often one of the driving factors behind businesses deciding to install heat pumps in their various applications.
The installation of a heat pump can take around an hour or so, and after this has been carried out, it should take only around 10 minutes before the air inside the building is heated. Heat pump brazed plate exchangers tend to require less maintenance and care than some of the other types of heat pump used for heating. As mentioned previously, these are more expensive than some other types of heat pump however; this may be reflected in the overall price. They are however still extremely effective at producing clean energy.