Work package 7: Branch oriented industrial case studies

Tasks:

T7.1 Industrial heat pump integration case studies
To perform a number of industrial case studies for a number of (preferably SME) company’s, proposing and analysing economic and energetically feasible heat pump integration in drying systems.
To accomplish this task, gathered information and experience from each of the other previous work packages and experience from branches has to be brought together. The case studies should be worked out in close relationship to the company’s, in order to ensure that the specific constraints and needs of the drying process are fully understood. In case a limit of investments costs and payback times are set within a company, these should be taken into account for the economic analysis. A clear description of the (drying) processes followed by energy balances is therefore an important step.

In case other measures to reduce drying costs are detected, these should be included in the case study