SMTI Commissions ‘Heat Pump Furnace’ Field Test Prototypes

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SMTI and its commercialization partners successfully commissioned an 80,000 BTU/hr gas heat pump furnace prototype on two single family residential homes in Wisconsin.  These 3rd generation units will provide all of the heat required by these homes (including hot water in one home) without need for backup, even in that region’s decidedly cold winters.  SMTI’s […]

SMTI develops first wall-hung gas-fueled heat pump boiler/furnace for low load buildings

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SMTI completed its first prototype thermally-driven heat pump (TDHP) with a 20,000 BTU/hr (6 kW)  capacity.  Filling out SMTI’s suite of existing prototypes (ranging from 10-140 kBTU/hr), the 6 kW model is well-sized to provide both space and water heating for low-load and net-zero energy homes, as well as individual units in multi-family buildings. This […]

4th Generation Residential Gas Heat Pump Water Heater Field Test Installed

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SMTI is proud to announce that a 4th generation GHPWH prototype was installed in a home in Birmingham, Alabama (serving a family of four). SMTI, with an OEM partner for the storage tank, fabricated and tested the prototype prior to installation. Gas Technology Institute is providing M&V (including baseline) and overall project management. The new […]

SMTI Delivers Beta 80,000 Btu/hr GAHP Prototype to GTI

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SMTI delivered a 2nd generation “Beta” prototype to Gas Technology Institute for 3rd party testing. GTI will conduct both steady-state and simulated “real-world” tests at a variety of outside air and delivered water temperatures. The Beta series prototypes incorporate several design improvements from original “Alpha” series prototypes developed and tested under a DOE grant. UPDATE: […]

SMTI Demonstrates Prototype Chiller for US Army & Navy

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SMTI hosted representatives from the US Army and Navy to demonstrate our 2RT absorption chiller prototype. The trailer-mounted chiller/engine-generator package, produced 2RT of cooling using the waste heat (exhaust) of the engine. The absorption chiller replaced the electric air conditioner that is normally installed on the trailer, which requires more than half of the electrical […]