Thermal Storage




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Description

Allows excess thermal energy to be stored for later use.

Advantages
  • Eco-friendly
  • Cost efficient
  • Long lifespan
Disadvantages
  • Larger quantities of storage medium may be required
  • Storing and releasing constant amounts of energy is unreliable.
Application barriers
  • Space requirements
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Material of PCM

Organic, In-Organic, Water, Sodium Sulfate, Aluminium, Copper

Material Size

W/L/D = 88/40/36 Inches

Material Weight

100kg/m3

Quantity per cubic meters

1000 L

Phase Change Temperature

55-59°C

Heat of Fusion

319.8 Mj/m3 for water

Latent Heat

52-63°C

Recharging Cycle

N/A

Degradation per 500 Cycles

1%

Maximum Operating Temperature

240°C

Tank Volume

100-2010 L

Tank External Diameter

1.5 m (Nominal)

Tank Total Length

4 m (Nominal)

Heat Transfer Fluid Volume

100-2010 L

Total Weight of Tank and PCM

< 2500 kg

Investment Cost

>$1000

Operational Cost

low ($100-$200)

Replacement Cost

>$1000

Life Expectancy

15 years

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