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Heat Pump Diagrams for Engineering Students

Study about the system in a heat pump with these Heat Pump Diagrams to know the important parts of a heat pump and how it works. We provide a collection of heat pump system structure diagrams to use.

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Basic Heat Pump Diagram
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A heat pump is a device that transfers heat energy from a source of heat to what is called a heat sink. Heat pumps move thermal energy in the opposite direction of spontaneous heat transfer, by absorbing heat from a cold space and releasing it to a warmer one. In a common design of a heat pump, there are at least four main components: a condenser, an expansion valve, an evaporator, and a compressor. The heat transfer medium circulated through these components is called refrigerant. Take a look at a basic heat pump diagram below.

Heat Pump Diagram Parts
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Heat Pump Diagram Reversing Valve
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There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air. When a heat pump is used for heating, it employs the same basic refrigeration-type cycle used by an air conditioner or a refrigerator, but in the opposite direction. We also provide you a Heat Pump Diagram wiring below.

Heat Pump Diagram Wiring
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Lennox Heat Pump Diagram
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The operating principle of a heat pump is based on the physical property that the boiling point of a fluid increases with pressure. Hopefully, these diagrams and their bits of information will help you understand the system of the heat pump. If you want to save the diagram, just click on the image of the diagram!