Slinkies

This section provides details of an example project featuring a cascaded ground source heat pump system fed by a slinky ground array.

We have provided schematic drawings, example costs and a real-life case study to showcase how a cascaded ground source heat pump system architecture designed by Kensa can effectively meet a high commercial heating and hot water load.

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Schematic drawing*

*For illustrative purposes only

Costed example

Cascaded system utilising slinkiesHeat pump architecture
Heat pump architectureCascaded central plant
Total heat pump capacity120kW
Equipment type3x 45kW Plant Rooms
Design conditions0/50°C
Potable DHW tempSpace heating only
Integral immersion heatersNo
Ground array typeSlinkies
Slinkies requiredx24, plus header pipework
Land area required6000sq/m
Equipment supply costs*£70-90K
Slinky installation & trenching costs**£23-25K
LPG external costs & boiler equipment£15K
Total 20 year NDRHI funding***£350-500K
Estimated heat pump 20 year running costs****£350-400K
Estimated LPG running costs*****£450-500K
Heat pump lifetime expectancyHeat pump, 20 years - slinkies, 80 years
Heat pump annual servicingNot required
Projected carbon saving800 tonnes
*A cost range is depicted here as every project is different and can contain more design features than shown in this example
**Installation costs for external kit only (costs to install internals equivalent to a traditional system)
***NDRHI is a 20 year index linked funding stream which assumes inflation at 3%
****Based on electric at 15p/kW/hr and COP of 3
*****Based on LPG at 40p litre and 85% efficiency

Case study

Coming soon!