Richard Paine, Product Manager for Domestic Heating and Renewables at Daikin UK, discusses the opportunities for the heat pump sector stemming from the updated Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Following a significant consultation process, in December 2016 the Government announced the proposed changes to the RHI. The anticipated reforms plan to ‘boost the UK product supply chain and installation numbers’ of renewable heating solutions.
Regen SW has been busy over the past few weeks in the renewable heat sector with our response to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation and new introduction and toolkit documents on community-led heat networks written by Regen SW on behalf of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Heat networks have received further support with round 6 of Heat Network Delivery Unit (HNDU) funding open for applicants, and news that consultation on the £300 million heat network delivery fund (announced in the budget) has begun and will include specific events.
Paul Greengrass from Pump House Pumps explores how to handle the condensate produced by Air Source Heat Pumps.
The closer you look at Air Source Heat Pumps, the more you see their similarities to boilers.
Pump House compared the installation guidance and standards for air source heat pumps and boilers. We looked at the MIS 3005 incorporating the ASHP side and the BS 6798 covering the installation of boilers not exceeding 70kW.
Both technologies produce condensate, although the composition of the condensate is different. Boiler condensate is acidic with pH levels of between 3.6 and 4.2. The condensate from the outdoor unit on an ASHP is pure water condensing on the cold coil from the surrounding atmosphere.
Pump House has deep experience in the disposal of condensate from air conditioning systems and boilers. We train and educate installers in how to dispose of condensate too. Furthermore, we produce guidance document covering the key influencing factors and routing solutions.
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