The performance of a gas-engine-driven heat pump in service of a swimming pool.

[In Italian. / En italien.]

Author(s) : SCHIBUOLA L.

Type of article: Article


Energy consumption for heating service of an indoor swimming pool is evaluated by numerical simulation. Two different systems are compared: a conventional air-to-water heat pump driven by an electric motor and a similar heat pump driven by a gas engine with heat recovery, both with an auxiliary boiler. The thermal output is delivered to the swimming pool water and to the indoor air, while a suitable air change is employed to control the inside air humidity, so as to prevent condensation on the building structures. Different options were investigated as far as the heating capacity of the heat pumps, the size of the thermal storage and the operation of the system are concerned. Significant savings (up to 30% in terms of primary energy) are found to be possible with the gas-engine-driven heat pump. E.F.


  • Original title: [In Italian. / En italien.]
  • Record ID : 1994-3190
  • Languages: Italian
  • Source: Cond. Aria - vol. 37 - n. 8
  • Publication date: 1993/08
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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