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Heat recovery

Schematic of heat recovery process SmarT-HeaT – Heat Recovery System

The SmarT-HeaT heat recovery system is the environmentally-friendly answer to soaring energy prices. Every refrigerant system generates heat. Normally this energy is wasted by venting it off to the atmosphere. SmarT-HeaT collects this heat and uses it to generate hot water. This will not only save you money but also conserves valuable natural resources.

Graphic showing the construction of the SmarT-HeaT vesselHow does SmarT-HeaT work?

The refrigerant leaves the compressor as a hot gas and flows into the thermoplate which is wrapped around the SmarT-HeaT vessel. the energy is then transferred to the water in the vessel thereby producing hot water. The gas/condensate leaves the SmarT-HeaT unit to complete the condensation process in the condenser. Since the refrigerant entering the condenser has cooled down there is an improvement in condensing efficiency which results in further energy saving.

…with over 100,000 installations

Money saving

  • Turns heat normally wasted by the refrigeration circuit into hot water
  • Reduces energy used by the compressor
  • Extends the working life span of the compressor


  • Range of vessel sizes from 220 to 2,000 litres as a standard range
  • Bespoke systems available to customer specification
  • Up to six condensing units can be connected to a single SmarT-HeaT
  • Easy to fit into existing systems

Long life, maintenance free

  • Corrosion and scale resistant Duplex stainless steel
  • Very strong yet light and thus easy to install
  • No sacrificial anode needed
  • Scratch resistant outer cladding
  • No pumps or moving parts so maintenance free

Highly efficient

  • Built-in heat exchanger; thermoplate technology
  • 50mm thick CFC-free foam insulation

Safe operation

  • Fulfils water protection requirements
  • Indirect heat exchange to EN12897 and PD5500
  • Up to 6 bar operating pressure
  • Image of the SmarT-HeaT vesselTemperature and pressure relief value (80°C/10 bar)

Other specifications

  • Thermometer – standard
  • Immersion heater with thermostat – optional
  • Silencer / muffler – optional

Secondary foil

Optional secondary corrugated coil for alternative heat source, such as a solar panel.

FREE hot water from your WASTE heat!

Download the Fabdec SmarT-HeaT brochure

To discuss your heat recovery requirements please complete our contact form or call us on 063 89101.


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