Norwegian heat pump designer Tequs has partnered with Italian HVAC&R manufacturer Rivacold to produce a new water-to-water, plug-and-play CO2 (R744) heat pump for commercial applications in Norway.
According to Tequs Co-Founder and CEO Joakim Søgård, the heat pump was designed to fill a “clear gap” in the market for smaller CO2 heat pumps that can offer 15–800kW (4.3–227.5TR) in capacity.
The company also wanted to make a heat pump that was more climate- and user-friendly and easier to install and operate, he added.
In addition to providing space heating and hot water, the reversible system – which was launched by Tequs at VVS-Dagene, a trade show for HVAC&R and plumbing in Oslo, Norway, October 19–21 – also offers space cooling for added system efficiency.
Growing market for CO2 heat pumps
Founded in 2021 by Søgård and Marius Hugo Sandem, who now acts as Chief Technical Officer, Tequs was created to meet the demand Sandem was seeing for smaller CO2 heat pumps.
Before then, CO2 heat pumps tended to be used either in high-capacity installations for large commercial and industrial applications or solely for hot water production, explained Søgård in a recent interview.
However, Tequs thinks that CO2 heat pumps should be seen as the natural solution for many smaller commercial and residential projects as well.
“We believe CO2 heat pumps are the only sustainable solution for space and water heating,” says the company on its website. “Every building should be heated by a CO2 heat pump.”
“We believe CO2 heat pumps are the only sustainable solution for space and water heating.”
The following article is a recapitulation from R744.com. The full article can be read here