PIRANHA SERIES

ALL-IN-ONE HEAT PUMP FOR WASTEWATER HEAT RECOVERY & COOLING

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The PIRANHA Wastewater Heat Recovery & Cooling System is a specialized water-to-water heat pump that recovers energy directly from wastewater and uses this source energy to produce hot water. 

The hot water produced through the unit is typically used for potable Domestic Hot Water (DHW) purposes, however it can also be used for hydronic heating or alternate hot water demand purposes.

The PIRANHA features a specially designed evaporator to recover and transfer energy directly from wastewater into a refrigeration circuit, paired with an NSF-372 rated double-wall vented brazed plate heat exchanger (condenser) to transfer the energy directly into potable water.

Why PIRANHA?

  • Intelligently recover heat energy using wastewater to greatly reduce new energy consumption & CO2 emissions
  • Reduce cooling costs
  • Consistent year-round performance
  • Compact, small footprint heat pump powerhouse
  • Fully automated
  • Increase COVID-19 readiness with building-wide testing
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PIRANHA

Each PIRANHA unit contains an onboard electrical/control panel that provides full system automation, including operation of the wastewater supply pump, automated drain valve/wastewater discharge pump, and full system monitoring/trending of source and supply temperatures.

Heating

  • The PIRANHA HC’s specially designed evaporator recovers and transfers energy directly from wastewater into a refrigeration circuit
  • NSF-372 rated double-wall vented brazed plate heat exchanger (condenser) transfers the energy directly into potable water.

PIRANHA HC

The PIRANHA HC Series amplifies performance by adding the ability to provide simultaneous space cooling alongside domestic hot water production.

Cooling

  • The PIRANHA HC’s specially designed evaporator recovers and transfers energy directly from wastewater into a refrigeration circuit
  • A second, independent evaporator recovers energy from a hydronic space cooling loop and adds that energy to the refrigerant circuit, boosting performance.
  • NSF-372 rated double-wall vented brazed plate heat exchanger (condenser) transfers the energy directly into potable water.

THE PIRANHA Wastewater Heat Recovery & Cooling System IS DESIGNED For MEDIUM-SIZED Heat Transfer Applications

Commercial
  • Hospitals
  • Micro-Breweries & Distilleries
  • Commercial Laundry
  • Community Activity Centers
Multi-Family
  • 50-350 Unit Apartments/Condos
  • Student Housing
  • Senior/Assisted Living
  • Community Housing
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Key Features

  • All-in-one unit, includes custom heat exchanger inside
  • Simultaneous Heating + Cooling (HC model)
  • Does not require macerator or prefiltration
  • Multiple units can be installed in parallel 
  • Remotely monitored & managed
  • Designed to utilize black & grey water
  • Quiet operation
  • Odor-free
  • Programmable to use energy off peak hours
  • Long life span
  • Simple maintenance & service
  • Optimized for multi-family residential & light commercial applications
  • Fits through double doors to support retrofitting
PIRANHA T5 PIRANHA T10 PIRANHA T15 PIRANHA T5 HC PIRANHA T10 HC PIRANHA T15 HC
Type of Process Batch flow
Water heating YES
Water cooling NO
Space cooling NO YES
Design wastewater supply flowrate 100 GPM
6.3 L/s
Minimum wastewater storage* (recommended, contact us for details) 750 gal 1,500 gal 2,250 gal 750 gal 1,500 gal 2,250 gal
Design domestic water flowrate 12 GPM 24 GPM 36 GPM 12 GPM 24 GPM 36 GPM
0.76 L/s 1.5 L/s 2.3 L/s 0.76 L/s 1.5 L/s 2.3 L/s
Design space cooling source flowrate n/a n/a n/a 9.6 GPM 19.2 GPM 28.8 GPM
0.6 L/s 1.21 L/s 1.82 L/s
Design heating capacity 60,000 BTU/h 120,000 BTU/h 180,000 BTU/h 60,000 BTU/h 120,000 BTU/h 180,000 BTU/h
17.5 kW 35 kW 52.5 kW 17.5 kW 35 kW 52.5 kW
Design cooling capacity n/a n/a n/a 48,000 BTU/h 96,000 BTU/h 144,000 BTU/h
14 kW 28 kW 42 kW
Approx. Cabinet weight (empty) 1,190 lbs 1,950 lbs 3,042 lbs 1,290 lbs 2,050 lbs 3,142 lbs
540 kg 885 kg 1,380 kg 585 kg 930 kg 1,425 kg
Approx. Cabinet weight (full) 2,525 lbs 4,929 lbs 8,223 lbs 2,625 lbs 5,029 lbs 8,323 lbs
1,145 kg 2,236 kg 3,730 kg 1,190 kg 2,281 kg 3,775 kg
Condenser pressure drop 0.97 psi 1.54 psi 0.60 psi 0.97 psi 1.54 psi 0.60 psi
Max condenser operating pressure 435 psi
HC evaporator pressure drop N/A N/A N/A 1.58 psi 5.0 psi 4.36 psi
Max evaporator operating pressure 435 psi
Refrigerant type R-513a
Refrigerant quantity 7 lbs 20 lbs 32 lbs 9 lbs 26 lbs 41 lbs
Agitator Yes
Main component PIRANHA unit
Optional features Metering package
Mid-grade or below-grade pump package
Constant Temperature Output
Auxiliary components (supplied by others) Wastewater holding tank
Primary wastewater supply pump
Circulation pumps
DHW Pre-heat tank(s)
PIRANHA T5/T5 HC PIRANHA T10/T10 HC PIRANHA T15/T15 HC
Power 208/230 V, 60 Hz, 3 Phase 208/230 V, 60 Hz, 3 Phase 460 V, 60 Hz, 3 Phase 460 V, 60 Hz, 3 Phase
Components RLA/FLA (A) LRA (A) RLA/FLA (A) LRA (A) RLA/FLA (A) LRA (A) RLA/FLA (A) LRA (A)
Compressor 34.0 155.0 57.0 255.0 29.0 145.0 47.0 215.0
Lift Pump - 3 HP* 8.8 44.0 8.8 44.0 4.0 20.0 4.0 20.0
External Pump - 3 HP 8.8 44.0 8.8 44.0 4.0 20.0 4.0 20.0
Controls 5.0 5.0 2.0 2.0
Nominal Load (A) 56.6 79.6 39.0 57.0
MCA (A) 65.0 94.0 47.0 69.0
MOCP (A) 90.0 150.0 70.0 110.0
S.C.R. (kA r.m.s sym) 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

* Standard design horsepower 

Base Module Values Only – Does not include auxiliary equipment such sludge pump, load side circulation pump(s), cooling application circulation pump(s), etc.

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