In the end of 2021, Honeywell has declared its partnership with a U.K. company emerging a high temperature heat pump using the low global warming protection (GWP) hydrofluoro-olefins (HFO) refrigerant R1233zd.
Futraheat, a company based in Surbiton, Surrey, is pursuing an innovative heat pump technology based on its TurboClaw steam compressor, using R1233zd. The TurboClaw technology is said to be unique in that it can work at reduced speeds without oil, lowering the manufacturing, heating, and operating costs.
The corporation has now established a £500,000 funding from Innovate U.K. to build a 300kW TurboClaw demonstrator, which it expects trialling in initial 2022 for waste heat recovery.
“The required heat is accountable for nearly 70% of industrial energy demand, most of which is created by gas and our TurboClaw technology will be the most reasonable, zero-carbon solution to industrial procedure heating,” stated by Tom Taylor, CEO and creator, of Futraheat. “The companies’ heat pumps can recover waste heat from as low as 70°C, deliver high grade heat up to 150°C, and work with modern low global warming possible refrigerants. Using Honeywell’s Solstice zd for the growth phase of this scheme carries us a step closer on bringing on that drive.”
The general manager and vice president of Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe named JulienSoulet hailed the introduction of Futraheat’s as a milestone for the company.
In addition to this, the Turbowclaw technology seems to have invented from work at Imperial College London dating back to year 1999. The invention was patented and a company, Dynamic Boosting Systems, executed in 2005 to commercialise the technology.
Futraheat Raymond Welham and Tom Taylor are both directors of Dynamic Enhancing Systems.