The areas of application for heat pumps extend far beyond heating residential buildings. In addition to heating, DHW heating and cooling for larger building units, there are numerous other applications. Typical examples include the provision of process heat, for example in food processing and paper manufacturing, in the chemical industry and many other sectors. In infrastructure, heat pumps can stabilise or raise temperatures in local and district heating networks. Swimming pool heating systems in public sports facilities, rehabilitation or hotel facilities as well as in the private sector are also areas of application for heat pumps.
Heat pumps in industry and commerce can use air, groundwater and geothermal energy as well as other heat sources. A typical example is the reuse of waste heat that previously had to be eliminated, from industrial processes or server rooms. Sewage systems are also a stable heat source that can be utilised, especially in municipal projects.
OCHSNER has founded its own sister company, OCHSNER Energietechnik specifically for industry and commerce. The company is dedicated exclusively to the development and manufacture of high capacity heat pumps in the output range from 60 kW to 2.5 MW. Machines for medium, high and maximum temperatures up to 130 °C are available, and are already operating successfully in many heat pump applications.