Thermal Energy Storage ICEBAT PCM

To store thermal energy at the desired temperature
(from 50C to -30C)

The special feature of PCM Phase Change Materials is that it can store energy in the form of latent heat. The heat is absorbed or returned as it transitions from solid to liquid (and vice versa).

MCPs are based on the application of a simple physical principle. Beyond a certain temperature characteristic of each material, they liquefy by absorbing heat from the ambient atmosphere and restore them when the temperature drops.

This property of the material is related to its large fusion energy per unit of volume, the greater it will be the more interesting the heat storage/restitution properties will be.

FAFCO has developed internal cast iron accumulators using materials that change the phase of water.

Three new PCMs are now available for low-temperature, medium and high temperature applications:

ICEBAT at PCM Melting temperature
ICEBAT PCP10 10 degrees Celsius
ICEBAT PCM10 -10oC
ICEBAT PCP50 $50C
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function principle


The charge

  • Pure water at 5 degrees Celsius/7 degrees Celsius passes through the FAFCO interchange network
  • Solidification of PCP10
  • Charge time: 7 to 9 hours
  • Cooling with cold groups absorbing or reseeding magnetic

The landfill

  • Pure water flows through the interchange system at a temperature above 10oC, and cools on contact with the solid PCP10
  • PcP10 melts, delivering a stable temperature of 10oC throughout the discharge phase
  • Discharge time: 5 to 10 hours

The charge

  • Glycolate water at -13C/-15C passes through the FAFCO interchange network
  • Solidarity of PCM10
  • Charge time: 7 to 9 hours

Food Industry, Logistics Warehouse, Ice Rink

The landfill

  • Glycolate water flows through the interchange system at a temperature above -10oC, and cools on contact with the solid PCM10
  • PcM10 melts, delivering a stable temperature of -11oC throughout the discharge phase
  • Discharge time: 5 to 10 hours

The charge

  • Pure water at 58C/60C passes through the FAFCO interchange network
  • Solidification of PCP50
  • Charge time: 7 to 9 hours
  • For all applications of hot water production heating or preheating ECS
  • ICEBAT coupled with a FAFCO heat pump and solar thermal sensors serving as a cold source for the heat pump

The landfill

  • Pure water flows through the interchange system at a temperature below 50oC, and heats up on contact with the liquid PCP50
  • Solidification of the PCP50, delivering a stable temperature of 50oC throughout the discharge phase
  • Discharge time: 5 to 10 hours
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Advantages


Reducing the size of refrigeration groups and many equipment, and therefore capital costs.

Reducing operating costs: The ICEBAT at PCM can erase, reduce and shift the energy consumption dedicated to cold production. As a result, the electricity consumption of cold-producing devices is reduced, as is the power output. The use of off-peak/full hours saves money.

In addition to significantly reducing the amount of refrigerant, by reducing the size of refrigeration equipment, glycolate water can also be completely removed in the case of PCP10 ICEBAT. As a result, the environmental impact of the facility is greatly reduced.

The ICEBAT at PCM provides security and responds to emergencies, delivering its maximum power from the start of the operation. It endures long downtimes and does not require regular starts either.

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