In the industry, energy is one of the most important cost components despite the fact that energy efficiency was already taken into consideration during process design. Process-heat recovery and reuse in processes is an appealing option. This has one disadvantage, however: high investment costs. Phase Change Materials offer countless additional options to increase energy savings such as production in badges. The residual heat from one badge can be used for the initiation of the following badge.
With Phase Change Materials it is also easier to shift energy usage to avoid peak periods for additional savings. This applies to cooling as well. Thanks to Phase Change Materials, you have more control of the energy flow within the production process. This simplifies the utilisation of alternative energy forms such as wind and solar energy.
In addition, the term 'industry' also applies to facilities such as data centers, where energy-consuming and heat-producing IT and Telecom systems are installed. The increase in fixed and mobile data transport will lead to an exponential rise in energy usage, and therefore CO2 emissions, in the coming years. The demand for sustainable cooling is of growing importance. The ideal operating temperature for installed systems is also increasing which means that cooling can now be achieved without the use of a compressor. PCM cooling utilises the stored night temperatures to provide cooling throughout the day. Energy savings of up to 80% are no exception.