PCM Development & Consultancy
PCM 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.
CUSTOMER BASED DEVELOPMENT EXAMPLES
EXTERNALLY FUNDED R&D PROGRAMMES
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 email@example.com , who would be more than happy to explore the possibilities of working together.
Some of the R&D project examples are as follows;
|No||Project Name||Financed by||Project No||Description||Period|
|1||ELATION||FP6||FP6-508404||An Ultra Efficient, Low Cost, Light Weight, Thermal Insulation Material to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Refrigeration Equipment by 30%||2004-06|
|2||TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME||DTI||TP/J3504||Mono-Cool Innovative Ventilation / Low Energy Cooling Systems||2007-09|
|3||TSB||Q3082A||Integrated Biomass Fuelled CHP/Cooling System||2008-09|
|4||HESTOR||FP7||262285||Development of Thermal Storage Application for HVAC solutions based on Phase Change Materials||2010-12|
|5||LINK||DEFRA||AFM 280||Integrated Thermal Energy Storage in Food Refrigeration Equipment for Energy and CO2 Emission Reduction||2011-13|
|6||DECC||Smart Thermal Storage Systems (STSS)||2012-13|
|7||SAM.SSA||FP7||296006||Sugar Alcohol based Materials for Seasonal Storage Application||2012-14|
|8||HERB||FP7||314283||Holistic Energy Efficiency Retrofitting of Residential Buildings||2012-16|
|9||NANOPCM||FP7||200056||New Advanced iNsulatiOn Phase Change Materials||2010-12|
|10||RESSEEPE||FP7||609377||REtrofitting Solutions and Services for the enhancement of Energy Efficiency in Public Edification||2013-14|
|11||THINFRAME||FP7||603392||High Thermal Insulating Wondow Frames for Energy Efficient Building||2013-14|
|12||TSB||101609||Development of a Novel Low Pressure technique for Measuring the Air Tightness of Buildings||2013-14|
|13||DECC||110578||Advance Heat Storage||2013-14|
|14||Energy Catalsty Stage 1||TSB||102242||High Temperaure PCM/Brayton Cycle||2015-2017|
|15||Make it Lighter with Less||TSB||131821||Polymer Micro-Hollow Fibre Heat Exchanger||2015-18|
|16||Agri-Tech Catalyst||TSB||131897||WelChic- Welfare Enhanced Living Consitions for healthier Chickens||2015-17|
|17||WaterGen||TSB||132154||Micro-CHP using steamejector/water turbine||2016-2016|
|18||Improving food supply chain efficiency CRD - Competition||TSB||102332||Low Grade Waste Heat Driven CHP Combined with Ejector System for Heating, Cooling and Power Generation in the Drink Supply Chain||2015-17|
|19||Low Emissions Vehicle Systems - IDP13 - Competition||TSB||132761||Combined Water ProductionDew Point Cooling Unit for Low Carbon Vehicles||2017-2018|
|20||Improving food supply chain efficiency CRD - Competition||TSB||102331||EnviroSave - Environmentally Cost Saving Efficient and Hygienic Humidity and Temperature Control System for Safe Storage of Meat and Poultry Products||2015-17|
|21||Efficient GeoTech||TSB||132744||Low-cost Efficient Ground Source Heat Pump Technology with Enhanced Heat Transfer||2017-2019|
|22||PV/T System (China)||TSB||102875||
A High Efficiency, Low Cost and Building Integrate-able Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal (PV/T) System
for Space Heating, Hot Water and Power Supply
|23||RESSEEPE||European Comm||609377||Retrofitting Solutions and Services for the enhancement of Energy Efficiency in Public Edification||2013-2017|
|24||TESSe2b||H2020-EeB-2015||680555||Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings. An integrated solution for residential building energy storage by solar and geothermal resources||2015-2019|
|25||VULCANO||H2020-Spire-2016||723803||Novel integrated refurbishment solution as key path towards creating eco=friendly & competetive furnaces||2016-2020|
|26||TubeICE||H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017||778143||Passive Thermal Energy Storage based on PCMs for energy saving in air conditioning||2017-18|
|28||SWS-HEATING||H2020-LCE-2016-2017||764025-2||Development and Validation of an Innovative Solar Compact Selective-Water-Sorbent-Based Heating System||2018-22|
|29||EcoPUMP||Innovate UK-China||104019||A Novel Thermoelectric Heat Pump/Heat Recovery System for Low Carbon Buildings (EcoPump)||2018-20|
|30||BEIS 0001: Low Carbon Heating Technology Innovation Fund||1010||A low carbon heating system for existing public buildings employing a highly innovative multiple-throughout-flowing micro- channel solar-panels-array and a novel mixed indoor/outdoor air source heat pump||2018-2021|
|31||SolarHeatStore||UK Guangdong Challenge Competition||586181||Compact Solar-Powered Thermal Energy Storage Battery (SolarHeatStore)||2018-2020|
- 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) . 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.
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.