PCM Development & Consultancy

Phase change material developmentPCM Products Ltd. is actively involved on R&D and new product development projects with many Industrial and Academic institutions around the World.

Many UK and EEC funded projects have been undertaken either as a lead partner or supporting partner.

We specialise in Phase Change Material (PCM) technologies and offer specialised design, prototype and final production development services.

We offer full confidentiality from conception to completion and you should be able to save a considerable time and effort by talking to us at an early stage of the project.

We would be only too pleased to convey any experiences and know-how towards a successful product / application for your business. To this end, please drop us a confidential e-mail to our group's President, Mr Zafer Ure, at z.ure@pcmproducts.net , who would be more than happy to explore the possibilities of working together.

Some of the R&D project examples are as follows;

 - Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings. An integrated solution for residential building energy storage by solar and geothermal resources

The energy use in buildings has been estimated to be approximately 40% of EU total energy consumption The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive(EPBD) requires that all new buildings will have nearly zero-energy by the end of 2020, indicating that the low amount of energy that these buildings will require comes mostly from renewable energy sources (RES) [2]. In addition, RESadoption is crucial if Europeis to achieve ambitious energy and emission reduction targets. However, even though this need has been already identified, the uptake of RESin buildings for domestic heating and hot water is still very limited with a proportion under 1%. Due to this fact, there is a compelling need of encouraging energy efficiency in buildings, enhance green technologies and promote advance thermal energy storage solutions with the view to reduce radically energy consumption and minimize CO2 emissions.

TESSe2bproject will enable the optimal use of renewable energy and provide one of the most advantageous solutions for correcting the mismatch that often occurs between the supply and demand of energy in residential buildings. The target of TESSe2b is to design, develop, validate and demonstrate a modular and low cost thermal storage technology based on solar collectors and highly efficient heat pumps for heating, cooling and domestic hot water (DHW) production.

The idea is to develop advanced compact integrated PCM TES tanks exploiting RES(solar and geothermal) in an efficient manner coupled with enhanced PCM borehole heat exchangers (BHEs) that will take advantage of the increased underground thermal storage and maximize the efficiency of the ground coupled heat pumps.

TESSe2b Poster

Participant
No

Participant organisation name

Acronym

Country

1
(Coordinator)

Instituto Politécnico de Setubal, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setubal

IPS

PORTUGAL

2

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCESAND SAVING FONDATION

CRES

GREECE

3

TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRIMA STEREAS ELLADAS

TEISTE

GREECE

4

GEOTEAM TECHNISCHES BURO FURHYDROGEOLOGIE, GEOTHERMIE UND UMWELT GMBH

GEOTEAM

AUSTRIA

5

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON

UOI

GREECE

6

SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO

SGGW

POLAND

7

RUHR-UNIVERSITAT BOCHUM

RUB

GERMANY

8

ASOCIACION ECOSERVEIS

ECOSERVEIS

SPAIN

9

PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL PRODUCTS LTD

PCM PRODUCTS

UK

10

Z & X Mechanical Installations Limited

Z&X

CYPRUS

   

VULKANO -  Novel integrated refurbishment solution as key path towards creating eco-efficient and competitive furnaces

The main goal of VULKANO is the retrofitting of two types of industrial furnaces, currently fed with natural gas, applied on three energy–intensive sectors previously mentioned with a huge number of potential users in Europe. Thus, this project aims to design, implement and validate an advanced retrofitting integrated solution to increase the energy and environmental efficiency in existing preheating and melting industrial furnaces currently fed with NG; through the combined implementation of new solutions based on phase change materials, environmentally friendly refractories, co-firing of NG and syngas coming from biomass and an advanced monitoring and control system. All these solutions together will achieve a 20% increase in the energy efficiency of furnaces.On top of that, a realistic and powerful tool able to optimize the integration of the solution with upstream/downstream perspective, following a life cycle and cost thinking, will be developed and validated. This predictive tool will support plant operators and decision makers to select most suitable retrofitting strategy for their plants, fostering overall efficiency, increase in competitiveness and circular economy and reducing the environmental impact of the product value chain from an LCA and LCC perspective.

Participant No.

Participant legal name

Participant short name

Country

Organisation type

1 (Coord)

CIRCE – Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos

CIRCE

Spain

RTD

2

BOSIO d.o.o

BOSIO

Slovenia

Large Company

3

FIVES Group

FIVES

France

Large Company

4

Centro Sviluppo Materiali - CSM

CSM

Italy

RTD

5

PCM Products

PCMPROD

United Kingdom

SME

6

VALJI d.o.o

VALJI

Slovenia

Large Company

7

Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation

TECNALIA

Spain

RTD

8

Institute of Power Engineering

IEN

Poland

RTD

9

TORRECID S.A.

TORRECID

Spain

Large Company

10

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft FhG.

MOEZ

Germany

RTD

11

ASAŞ Alüminyum San. ve Tic. A.Ş.

ASAS

Turkey

Large Company

12

CIDAUT – Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo en Transporte y Energía

CIDAUT

Spain

RTD

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