ThermBooster™

ThermBooster™ heat pump:
steam up to 160 °C,
hot water up to 165 °C
and in future 200 °C and above

Thermbooster™

Hotter and more efficient than other heat pumps.

The global demand for industrial process heat between
100 °C and 200 °C is 6,500 TWh per year and is expected to increase by 20% by 2030. Currently, more than 80% of this heat is generated by burning fossil fuels, emitting millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Industrial heat pumps have historically been limited to outlet temperatures below 100 °C, while most processes require temperatures of 100 °C – 200 °C.

SPH Sustainable Process Heat GmbH is now changing this with its series of high-temperature heat pumps for generating industrial process heat. The heat pumps are currently able to generate temperatures of 165 °C and in the future 200 °C and above. This is made possible by a high-temperature piston compressor specially developed for this purpose in conjunction with innovative process technology.

Without Thermbooster™

Fossil fuels are burned, while residual heat is simply expelled
or cooled off

Conventional process

vs

With Thermbooster™

Unused low-temperature waste heat is converted to high-quality process heat

Process involving ThermBooster™

Capacity range

Cost-effectiveness through energy efficiency

Our ThermBooster™ industrial heat pump comes in four versions and operates in a capacity range of between 400 kW and multiple MW to generate temperatures of up to 165° Celsius (up to 200° Celsius on request).

Uncomplicated integration enables the ThermBooster™ to be easily incorporated into your production environment, and its flexible mode of operation means it automatically adapts to your heating needs.

Art work of the ThermBooster™, transparent white and green, with a description of its properties

High temperature-enhanced design

PLC control system incl. cloud integration and smart-grid capability

Piston compressor with 400 kW to
1 MW per compressor

Highly efficient, robust heat exchangers

Stepless power control between 30 and 100 per cent

General system data

ThermBooster™ – wide range of individual applications

Heat Source media:

Liquids (water, water-glycol, thermal oil etc.), steam

Heat source temperature:

8 to 120 °C

Heat sink media:

Liquids (water, water-glycol, thermal oil etc.), steam

Heat sink temperature:

up to 165 °C (200 °C)

Temperature lift per stage:

up to 80 K

Capacity per compressor:

400 kW to 1 MW depending on operating point

Configurations:

1- or 2-stage, 1 or 2 cooling circuits

Power control:

30% to 100% stepless

Modular system

ThermBooster™ modular system

To avoid unnecessary engineering costs, we have defined a modular toolkit with flexible options that covers almost all applications and that can be interconnected multiple times for higher capacity requirements.

We use this modular system to configure the heat pump components as well as appropriate heat transfer media for your application – component by component, perfectly matched to your requirements.

Evaporator

Liquid

Steam

8-120 °C

Type

Panel

Tube bundle

Configuration

Parallel

Serial

Compressor

Quantity (1-6 pcs)

Configuration

Parallel

2-stage

Condenser

Liquid
Steam
Up to 165 °C (in future up to 200 °C)

Type

Panel

Tube bundle

Plate & Shell

Configuration

Parallel

2-stage

Liquid – Liquid

Application example: hot water

Beverage industry, 2-circuit ThermBooster™ with 2 compressors

Heat source:

Inlet

95 °C

Outlet

75 °C

Heat sink:

Inlet

115 °C

Outlet

135 °C

Heat pump:

Heating capacity

1280 kW

Cooling capacity

1040 kW

Electrical power

270 kW

COP

4,7

Liquid – Steam

Application example: steam

Food manufacturing, ThermBooster™ steam system with 1 compressor

Heat source:

Inlet

83 °C

Outlet

75 °C

Heat sink:

Inlet

95 °C condensate

Outlet

3.7 bar abs. saturated steam (141 °C)

Heat pump:

Heating capacity

491 kW (~ 780 kg/h)

Cooling capacity

351 kW

Electrical power

150 kW

COP

3,3