Hydrea Thermpipe delivers energy from the sewer
The Hydrea Thermpipe is an integral solution for decentralized heat recovery. Ideally suited for housing associations, local governments and water companies.
Companies that drain a lot of heat through the sewer can recover their heat through the system.
150 meters, 100 houses
The system consists a concrete sewer pipe. In the inner shell a plastic spiral wrap functions as heat exchanger: clean water flows through it. Circulated by the heat exchanger and a heat pump, the water can be used for heating purposes elsewhere. The outer shell resists excavation damage and the inner shell allows enough space for the use of a cable and pipe tunnel.
This is a durable and efficient solution, which fits excellent in the pursuit of energy-neutral cities. Just 150 meters Hydrea can supply heat to 100 homes.
The Hydrea Therm Pipe is in several ways a very sustainable solution:
- Sewage water is used for heat recovery. This saves money, resources and CO2
- Because of the integration of the pipes in the Hydrea, the system saves additional excavation costs and urban space
- The Hydrea assumes decentralized heat recovery. Locally, where the heat is, it can also be supplied back to users
- Finally, the lifetime of the Hydrea system is much longer than regular systems. The material is indestructible and resistant to contamination.
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