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ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN 978-609-457-690-4 CD
ISBN 978-609-457-640-9
Energy for Buildings

Adam Rucinski, Artur Rusowicz, Andrzej Grzebielec

Gas engine driven heat pump – characteristics, analysis of applications in buildings energy systems

Conference Information: 9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, MAY 22-24, 2014 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Source: ICEE-2011 - International Conference on Environmental Engineering
Book Series: International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE) Selected papers
ISSN: ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN: 978-609-457-640-9 / 978-609-457-690-4 CD
Year: 2014
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press Technika

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The paper concerns in particular gas engine driven heat pump. It presents where in the industry the heat pump is used with a mechanical drive. There are mentioned the main directions of development and first of all pumps driven by gas engine. The paper provides an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of this approach and circuit diagrams reproduced with heat pumps powered by a gas engine. Simple comparison shows the emissions for the creation of electricity (electric motor) and mechanical power (gas engine). A review of applications of gas engine driven heat pumps in Poland and abroad is presented. The basic parameters of the systems, principles of operation, operational problems and approximate costs are mentioned.

Keywords: heat pump; gas engine; building’s energy system.

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