Serial production of hot water heat pumps from Viessmann has started in Faulquemont

Date: 23 April 2024
Serial production of hot water heat pumps from Viessmann has started in Faulquemont
The Vitocal 262-A hot water heat pump is now being produced in series and is available to all market partners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. Other countries and propane-based domestic hot water heat pump models will follow this year. Once series production of all hot water heat pumps has been ramped up, more than 30,000 units are to be manufactured per year. As a leading provider of intelligent energy systems, VCS is taking another important step in the transformation away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources with the production of heat pumps at an additional site within the company. Comparable transformation projects are running in Landsberg am Lech and in Berlin. The development of the new generation of heat pumps also involved cross-border cooperation between R&D teams in Germany (Allendorf - Eder), Poland (Wroclaw) and France (Faulquemont).

Cost-effective and energy-saving

The Vitocal 262-A DHW heat pump utilizes the heat from the outside air or from the recirculating or extract air for DHW generation in a cost-effective and energy-saving manner, thereby making it an ideal addition to the existing heating system. It can be installed in place of a conventional drinking water storage tank. The heat pump is now available with the natural refrigerant R290.

Climate-friendly and future-proof thanks to natural refrigerant

The cooling circuit of the Vitocal 262-A is filled with the natural refrigerant R290, which has a particularly low GWP100 value (Global Warming Potential) of 0.02. This means that the Vitocal 262-A fulfills the requirements of the latest European F-Gas Regulation and ensures efficient operation for many years.

The high coefficient of performance (COP) of 4 in recirculation mode (types T2E/T2H-R290) stands for low energy costs and a high level of efficiency. In addition, self-generated electricity from a PV system can also be used.

Efficient and convenient thanks to Viessmann One Base

Connectivity Inside allows seamless integration of the Vitocal 262-A into the Viessmann One Base platform. This allows the entire heating system to be operated via the ViCare app. Specialist installers can keep an eye on the system online via the ViGuide digital service tool at the operator’s request and correct any irregularities.

Three variants to meet every need

Typical installation locations for the Vitocal 262-A include heating rooms in which a lot of heat is typically generated.  

The hybrid version of the Vitocal 262-A – complete with integrated heat exchanger – is available for integration into oil, gas, biomass and district heating systems. It can replace an existing DHW cylinder so that the heating system can be turned off during the warm season.

The electric version is used instead of an electric storage unit. However, it can also be used in combination with a heating heat pump and ensures completely self-sufficient DHW generation.

The wall-mounted version is recommended for combination with hot water, combined or energy storage systems.
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