Introducing the UPM10 – A new era of circulators for heat pumps

The demand for energy-efficient solutions, compliance with stringent legislation, and a shift toward digitalisation and sustainability are steering the course of the HVAC industry. At the forefront of this transformation is the heat pump market, a key player in reducing energy consumption, meeting carbon reduction targets, and shaping the future of our heating applications.

The crucial role of heat pumps

Heat pump popularity is projected to surge, with annual sales expected to reach 6 million units in 2030, establishing them as a key solution in the future. For many reasons.

Heat pumps have the potential to reduce 16.1% of Europe’s total energy use. This contributes significantly to achieving Europe’s energy reduction goals. With a projected increase of 17.5% in heat pump adoption from 2022 to 2027, many more industry players recognise the potential and role heat pumps will play in the future. As such, it was expected that full heat pump deployment would achieve 52% of Europe’s CO2 reduction target in 2023.

Elevating heat pump performance with UPM10

The UPM10 marks a new era of circulators tailored to the unique demands of heat pumps. Ensuring compliance with longterm legal standards, the UPM10 offers increased temperature ratings, seamless integration across larger heat pumps, and a sustainable design that contributes to environmental responsibility. Its extended performance range and digital features pave the way for a more efficient and transparent heating solution.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • An electrical noise level as low as 20 dB and a mechanical noise level as low as 38 dB.
  • Ensured long-term legal compliance with the A3(R-290: Propane) and RoHS directives.
  • Increased temperature ratings, able to operate with full performance from -20°C to up to 70°C. 
  • Easier integration – one product fits all larger heat pumps.
  • One pump fits all with the same outer dimension and functionalities.
  • Sustainable in every aspect – from best-in-class efficiency to compliance with the future ErP directive and a circular approach to component design and replacement.
  • Extended performance range.

Building on a proven foundation

The UPM10 builds on the robust foundation laid out by its UPM4 and UPML/XL predecessors. Leveraging well-known building blocks, including electronics, software, UI, motors, and hydraulics, it assures reliability with components that have a proven track record in the field. The improved supply chain, driven by an enhanced production setup, ensures consistent quality and availability.

Prepared for a digital future

In embracing the digital future, the UPM10 introduces the next platform – the core of digital next. By unlocking the potential in data, it offers features such as digital installation, commissioning, system performance monitoring, and digital peace of mind. The UPM10 is not just a circulator; it’s a solution prepared to meet the demands of a digitally driven HVAC landscape.

What to expect:

  • Improved installation and commissioning with AUTOADAPT for heat pumps and GO Balance. 
  • Reliable and transparent system performance with air detection, low flow signals and hydraulic monitoring. 
  • Digital peace of mind with leak detection and remote access to predict and diagnose alarms.

Capacity building for uninterrupted supply

We acknowledge the critical importance of a stable supply chain. That’s why, we have invested in a new high-volume automatic assembly line, boosting capacity by several hundred percent. This strategic move ensures a safe and reliable supply of circulators to meet the growing demand in the heat pump market, strengthening supplier commitments.

Supply chain resilience

Our purchase and production setup has been revised to meet the growing demand. The UPM10 now uses standardised components such as Mosfet, Gatedriver, and Relayer. This ensures a robust and secure supply chain and makes the production process less vulnerable to critical situations in the future.

The UPM10 is not just a circulator; it’s a testament to Grundfos’ commitment to innovation, efficiency, and sustainability in the HVAC industry. As the market continues to evolve, the UPM10 stands ready to meet the challenges.

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