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buildings (NL, UK) or ban oil boilers (UK, FR, DE, NL). In the US, a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that will support green initiatives is being put in front of Congress and there is a goal to decarbonise electricity by 2035. Furthermore, in China, the Chinese political party has approved the next 5-year plan with overall objective of an “Energy Revolution” with a sharp focus on electricity, natural gas and energy efficiency. Trends in the heat pump market As has been very clear in recent years, not only is the heat pump market in Europe booming but it’s also growing in Asia and the Americas. This has been driven by the trend of electrification that will support the decarbonisation as well as the new policies, regulations and incentives that are being put in place. The Montreal protocol and Kigali amendment have been important factors in this. Recently, India and China have ratified the amendment and, as of today, 123 countries have signed up and with the US as the next in line to sign. In Europe F gas themselves. Every time we are faced with a choice that has an environmental impact, our aim is to move towards a climate-neutral and environmentally friendly solution. n and Slovakia that are currently operating on 100% renewables. SWEP’s overall intention is to move all factories to programs that offset non- renewables. Additionally, SWEP BPHEs already make use of renewable energy sources in a wide array of applications. The company’s mindset is focused on minimizing the environmental impact of our operations including production and even the products

Did you know? A brazed plate heat exchanger is heated up with green electricity to above 1100°C (2012°F) during manufacturing.

regulation and Eco-design have been driving the push for heat pumps leading to new low GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants such as R32, 454C and propane. EPBD (Energy Performance of Building Directives) drive for better insulated houses leading to less heat pump capacity needed and with a stronger focus on reversed systems for comfort cooling. Focus is also on Seasonal Efficiency with inverter driven compressors elevating part load conditions. When we at SWEP develop products, we focus on platforms where we can utilise several different plate patterns to be able to optimise for the different refrigerants as well as thermal conditions that suit the market needs. With the new flammable refrigerants, an important factor is to have as low refrigerant charge as possible as well as a low water pressure drop to minimise pump capacity. This can be achieved by our recently developed Brazed plate development and solutions

next generation of asymmetry that combine our knowledge in plate patterns, press depths and asymmetry grades. n If you’d like to watch the webinar, go to https://youtu.be/ac3OP5F9_0o or search for SWEP Webinar Mega trend of Electrification on YouTube.

SWEP's Fi22AS, the Next Generation Heat pump Condenser.


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