Torrent Multifuel Heat Pump
Mains pressure hot water from open vented
cylinder using renewable
Gledhill have led the way in developing the concept of
since 1980. The latest version has been designed to get the
performance from a heat pump in a unit capable of being
linked to other
alternative energy sources such as wood burning stoves or
panels. There are numerous other possible installation
heating taken directly from the heat pump. These are shown
in detail in
true significance of a thermal store in these circumstances
Thermal Store is safe to use with a wood burning stove.
• Energy put
into the store from whatever source can be used for both
heating and hot water.
• There is no requirement for a pressure and temperature
relief valve, there
is therefore no need to design safe discharge facilities
into the property.
• A thermal store can operate with less “on-peak” top up
unvented cylinder when heat pumps are used as the main
Gather heat from different sources
Torrent HP is a copper primary water thermal store
that can accept
input from a number of energy sources because it is the
neutral point of
whole system. When an alternative unvented cylinder
is used with
heat pump, it is necessary to raise the temperature (often
immersion heaters) to thermally disinfect the storage vessel
effectively lowers the efficiency of the heat pump.
wood burning stove is used with a thermal store there is
to boost the temperature for hot water production. If
pump will not raise the temperature sufficiently to give an
supply of hot water, the Torrent HP is supplied with an
a thermostatic pocket.