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Heat Recovery from Refrigerant

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Alias(es)
Heat Recovery Unit, Desuperheating
Created 6/5/2017 by Mark Rehley
Updated 4/19/2018 by Dave Kresta
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Description

Desuperheater to recover heat from air-cooled refrigeration and air conditioning equipment condensation.  A large proportion of this waste energy can be turned into hot water that may be used for many purposes such as: sanitary hot water, room heating, hot water for processes, cleaning water.

 

Contributing Org
NEEA
Related Products
None
Market/Commercial Readiness
Level 3 - Commercially available in NW from 1 manufacturer through standard channels.
Product Performance
Level 3 - Limited Assessment
Program Readiness
Level 3 - Not cost effective but shows pathway to CE with higher volumes, more competition, improved technology
Sector(s)
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Energy System(s)
Water Heating
Energy Subsystem(s)
Heat Recovery
Water Heaters
Building Type(s)
Residential:Single-Family
Residential:Manufactured-Home
Commercial:Grocery
Commercial:Lodging
Commercial:Residential Care
Commercial:Food Service
Industrial:General
Cost and Savings
Unit Cost: 350
Savings Type: ElectricSavingsOnly
Elec. Unit Savings: N/A
Gas Unit Savings: N/A
Unit: N/A
Benefits and Regional Potential
Non-Energy Benefits: N/A
Elec. Potential: N/A
Gas Potential: N/A
Explanation: N/A
EE or DR Benefit
Energy Efficiency Benefit
RTF Research Plan
N/A
RTF Sunset Date
N/A
Additional Information

Desuperheater units are located between the compressor and condenser to utilize the high-temperature energy of the superheated refrigerant gas. By using a separate heat exchanger to utilize the high temperature of the discharge gas, it is possible to heat water to a higher temperature than would be possible in a condenser

Manufacturer: https://www.doucetteindustries.com/

Product Info:  https://resource.comfortup.com/is/content/Watscocom/article_1368704612765_en_ii?fmt=pdf

ASHRAE Article on Industrial Refrigeration heat recovery:  https://www.ashrae.org/File%20Library/docLib/.../20070727_reindl.pdf

 
 
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