First Demonstration of the DryF Heat Pump system to be conducted at Wienerberger AG

Fourth Quarter 2019

Wienerberger has integrated the DryF closed loop high temperature heat pump demonstrator in a brick drying system at their production site in Uttendorf, Upper Austria.

“DryFiciency fills the current gap in heat pump technologies necessary to fully operate our brick dryers on heat pumps recovering latent energy from moist air and providing high temperatures for drying.” Stefan Puskas, responsible Project Manager Engineering at Wienerberger AG

The heating capacity of the heat pump demonstrator is 400 kW, with a heat supply temperatures range from 110 to 160°C. The heat pump on site will replace a natural gas burner and shall lead to end energy savings of up to 84% and reductions in CO2 emissions of about 80%.