Veritus – A Tool for Decarbonization

May 19, 2023

By: Dan Chudecke

Mulcahy Company has found that a key element of success is to partner with manufacturers that are always innovating to meet the demands of the marketplace.   From efficiency improvements to customizable controls, the best always strives to be an industry leader.  One new request from customers has been to serve domestic hot water (DHW) loads without using fossil fuels.  This is part of an overall trend amongst building owners and tenants to lower their carbon footprint.

Lochinvar has responded to this market demand with the introduction of the Veritus air source heat pumps.   These 100% made in America air source heat pumps are specifically designed to satisfy domestic hot water loads without consuming fossil fuels on site.  The initial product release will include 60,000 and 140,000 BTU/hr size units.   These individual modules can be banked together to meet the larger loads of commercial buildings with redundancy.  These high Coefficient of Performance (COP) heat pumps utilize low Global Warming Potential (GWP) R-513A refrigerant.

One unique capability of the Veritus Air Source Heat Pumps is that they can be ducted to capture the waste heat from spaces in need of cooling.   The units are deployed in a typical Lochinvar fashion where water is heated separately from the storage tank (‘The Better Idea ‘).  This allows for design flexibility and superior energy efficiency.    Example – Install the Veritus unit in or near a room with constant heat rejection and circulate the water to a DHW tank.  The space is cooled, and potable hot water loads are satisfied.  The DHW tank does not need to be near the area being cooled.  This design approach could be utilized in new and existing buildings.   Such systems are prime candidates to achieve energy consumption targets and are often eligible for utility rebates.

Lochinvar has once again come up with an innovative solution to satisfy the needs of our customers.

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