Large Scale Crop Drying Operation

Key Benefits

Highly efficient heating with low maintenance costs

Passive (free) cooling

Project facts

  • Agricultural / Industrial / Commercial
  • Large scale crop drying operation
  • Shropshire
  • Retro fit/new build
  • 3,000m2
  • GeoCube ground source heat pump with heat recovery
  • Welvent coils and drying floors
  • 7,000,000 kwh of heat
  • 900,000 kwh of cooling
  • 1,750,000 kwh of electric


This client was interested in a cost-effective heating and cooling solution for their existing crop drying production facility. High efficiency and ease of maintenance were also high on their wish list. The client was also keen to ensure that any retro fit system was compatible with the existing heating, cooling and heat recovery system and would increase overall performance.

The Solution

IPT designed and installed a 4.8MW GeoCube ground source heat pump. The project was fully managed by IPT and delivered on time and in budget.

System Performance

In addition to providing a cost-effective heating and cooling solution, the GeoCube system has also been designed to run for the continuous hours associated with crop drying. Integration with the existing Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant system was a key component to the design as is the ongoing remote monitoring, maintenance and support to ensure available power is used effectively.

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