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Heat pumps process industries

Industrial processes are responsible for about 50% of all heat energy produced globally and are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. In many process industries, heat is used mainly in the form of steam: This constitutes about two thirds of the process industry’s energy consumption and is thus a significant cost factor. Improving energy efficiency in industrial processes can lead to substantial primary energy savings and a reduction in CO2 emissions. The easiest way to achieve this is by using heat pumps.

MAN Heat pumps offer a proven way to convert waste heat into useful high-quality process heat and steam. The benefits are manifold: Decarbonized process heat supply, electrified heat production, fossil fuel substitution, reduced plant energy costs, availability of fossil feedstocks for production processes, and grid services. 


From 10 to
90
MWth
thermal power per unit
From 80 to
300
°C
heat sink with additional steam compression

High-performance MAN Heat pump technologies

Our high-temperature heat pumps deliver the economic and climate-friendly benefits of domestic heat pumps to large-scale industrial applications. To ensure a process steam supply, we offer heat pump  systems in different configurations. For example, a combined heat pump and steam compressor or a heat pump with a separate steam compressor system that provides the required process conditions. MAN heat pumps power high pressure steam production with waste heat recovery from the processes (e.g. cooling water, process streams, etc.).

Compressors are the key component of heat pumps. MAN Heat pumps are well known in the chemical and petrochemical industries, for their high quality and performance, with hundreds of units installed worldwide. Our compressor technology is based on proven, reliable, low-maintenance oil & gas industry standards, and offers the highest efficiencies to optimize overall performance.  Our heat pump systems can also be scaled to suit our customers’ needs.

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Join our upcoming MAN ExpertTalks and events

  • man-heat-pumps-district-heating-symposium-event

    Energy & Storage

    High temperature heat pumps symposium

    (UTC)

    We are excited to welcome you to one of our two presentations about the MAN Heat pumps solutions. Get the latest information on the potential of high-temperature heat pumps. You will also gain insights into the latest developments and trends as well as learn about the biggest challenges.

    Book your seat for the upcoming HTHP Symposium and gain first-hand insights about our heat pump portfolio.

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  • man-heat-pumps-process-industries-experttalk-event

    Heat pumps

    MAN Heat pumps for industrial processes

    MAN ExpertTalk
    , 09:30 11:00
    (W. Europe Standard Time)

    We are pleased to invite you to our MAN ExpertTalk, which will focus on MAN Heat pump solutions for industrial processes.

    First, we will dive into the decarbonization of industrial heat production and power-to-heat solutions for the process industry. We will look at heat and steam production and give you an overview of our vapor compression cycle heat pump technologies with insights into the latest use cases.

    Your host will be Lothar Wallscheid and Jörg Freckmann.

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  • man-heat-pumps-process-industries-experttalk-event

    Heat pumps

    MAN Heat pumps for industrial processes

    MAN ExpertTalk
    , 15:30 17:00
    (W. Europe Standard Time)

    We are pleased to invite you to our MAN ExpertTalk, which will focus on MAN Heat pump solutions for industrial processes.

    First, we will dive into the decarbonization of industrial heat production and power-to-heat solutions for the process industry. We will look at heat and steam production and give you an overview of our vapor compression cycle heat pump technologies with insights into the latest use cases.

    Your hosts will be Lothar Wallscheid and Jörg Freckmann.

    Watch recording

Industrial heat pump study

In 2022, BASF and MAN Energy Solutions entered a strategic partnership to pursue the construction of an industrial-scale heat pump at the BASF site in Ludwigshafen. The project is intended to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by establishing the use of low-CO2 technologies in chemical production and reducing the site’s natural gas consumption. The first step was a feasibility study.
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End customer 

BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Scope of delivery

Feasibility study to investigate project at Ludwigshafen site

TaskUse waste heat from the cooling water system as a low-carbon energy source for steam production
FunctionExpected reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 390,000 metric tons annually

 

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Optimize your industrial process steam supply

Using renewable electricity to run large-scale heat pumps is an economical way to lower emissions in the carbon-heavy global heat market. There are direct cost savings to be made in terms of fuel costs and carbon taxes.

Our heat pump experts will be happy to help you put together the perfect solution for your process requirements.

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Downloads

  • Esbjerg heat pump reference case
    pdf, 1107 KB