The national energy policy rightly addresses having coal assume a major share of the load carried by gas and oil. However, there is a basic strategy which is uniquely capable of solving much of the dilema. That strategy is to shift from our present oil/gas combustion energy economy to a coal - nuclear electric energy economy....
We can see that electric boilers are non competitive from an operating cost standpoint. But there is another way of applying electricity to the creation of useful heat and that is the heat pump. Several years ago, a Westinghouse feasibility study indicated that an industrial heat pump would be competitive, so work began on an industrial heat pump which was named the Templifier...Short for temperature amplifier.
Conigliaro, Tony, "Templifier Heat Pump" (1980). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 207, pp. 10-14.
7th Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1980: Oct. 14-16, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
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16 Oct 1980