Course work: Design a heat pump to heat the James Watt Building South

This course work assignment is part of the final assessment of this course, and it accounts for 25 marks (25%

of the total assessment).


The peak heating demand of the James Watt Building South is assumed to be 400 kW. Its heating network

system delivers heat by pumping hot water at 80 *C through radiators.

The measured river water temperature for most of the heating season is in the range 6-10 °C. After extracting

heat, the cold water should be returned to the river with a temperature no less than 4 °C.

You are expected to apply the learned thermodynamics knowledge and skills to conduct a conceptual design

of a two-stage water source heat pump to extract heat from the water of river Kelvin to heat the James Watt

Building South.