The HL 320 modular system allows experiments on the generation, storage and use of heat from renewable energies. HL 320.01 includes a heat pump that can be connected to different heat sources and consumers. Together with other HL 320 modules it is possible to systematically investigate the possible variants for incorporating a heat pump into a modern heating system.
The heat pump comprises a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve and an evaporator. These components are connected to each other via a refrigeration circuit. The refrigerant circulates in the refrigeration circuit powered by the compressor. A source’s thermal energy is absorbed at the evaporator. Additional energy is added to the evaporated refrigerant in the compressor. This energy can be output to a consumer as heat.
On the HL 320.01 trainer, the condenser can be incorporated into a heating circuit consisting of various consumers. The evaporator can be connected to a source circuit with different heat sources. The pipes with quick quick-release couplings, circulation pumps and accessories necessary to create these connections are provided.
The freely programmable heating controller is operated via touch screen or web browser with LAN/WLAN connection. An integrated WLAN router enables access to ongoing experiments from any number of external workstations. Different user levels with different functions can be selected. A LAN/WLAN connection with the local network allows the evaluation of the recorded measured values on a PC. An additional manufacturer software of the heating controller is supplied for this purpose.