Electrical use, efficiency, and peak demand of electric resistance, heat pump, desuperheater
, and solar hot water systems.
The 5 ton (18 kW) heat pump with the highest load has a desuperheater
installed for domestic hot water preheating.
The surface type desuperheater
, which ensures steam temperature as high as 450[degrees]C and also prevents superheater pipes from sintering due to deterioration of heat transfer, is located between the two superheaters.
The component model available in EnergyPlus version 6.0 to simulate this process is a desuperheater
; however, the heat reclaim efficiency is limited to 30%.
However, the desuperheater
was a little too large, resulting in saturated water exiting at excessive velocities that caused tube erosion.
, Electrical use, efficiency and peak demand of electric resistance, heat pump, desuperheater
and solar hot water systems, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove: CA, 1990.
money developing a market for the specific desuperheater
covered by the
The world's first plate heat exchanger made entirely of 100% stainless steel, AlfaNova[TM] is a fusion-bonded unit with the ability to withstand pressures up to 20 Bar and temperatures from -50[degrees]C to +175[degrees]C; attributes which also make it ideal for refrigeration duties such as evaporator, condenser, economizer, desuperheater
and oil coolers to name just a few.
Part of the operational component was how the desuperheater
system was regulating steam temperature, and the role this had in copper wastage.
With the installation of a desuperheater
, the GHP can be used to heat the home's water.
Many residential systems also incorporate a small auxiliary heat exchanger called a desuperheater
to heat the domestic water supply, providing 60% of the normal household hot-water load.