HEAT ON DEMAND APPLICATIONS
Advanced Thermal Solutions can now help you in R&D and Product Development projects to incorporate Heat-on-Demand and Cold-on-Demand technologies to most applications.
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HEAT ON DEMAND
We can bring almost instant heat to any applications using Supercooled Liquid Technology or Iron Powder Exothermic Technologies. Here is a brief background:
Supercooled liquids are liquid mixtures that can be cooled below their normal freezing point without changing phase or solidifying. Then, at the flick of button, the supercooled liquid is triggered to solidify (crystallize) almost instantaneously releasing large amounts of heat. In other words, HEAT ON DEMAND. This process can be repeated almost indefinitely if the product is well designed, making it ideal for many applications. PCM Thermal Solutions can help you with the design and development of products that incorporate supercooled liquid technology; in addition we can make and prepare supercooled liquids to incorporate into your products.
The technology can be used for many applications such as medical heating, food container heating, critical part heating, garment heating, etc. In short any application where electric or combustion heating is inappropriate, unsafe, expensive or unavailable.
Advantages of Supercooled Liquid Technology:
-A variety of triggering temperatures
-Large amounts of heat release
-Easy to incorporate into new and existing products
Another way to generate heat for many purposes is through exothermic compounds or compositions. These are solid mixtures of a fuel and an oxidizer in which the chemical reaction is activated by bringing into contact both components on demand with the consequent release of heat. Most often the fuel is a metal powder such as iron that is mixed with other ingredients such as salts and carbon to regulate the oxidation. These compounds can be packaged in many ways, however in all cases care must be taken that the fuel is packaged in an airtight container since oxidation starts rapidly. It has been known for a long time that certain metals filings or powders easily oxidize in humid environments such as the seashore, tropics, etc. These environments offer key ingredients that allow for easy oxidation: a plentiful oxidizer, air (in which oxygen is the oxidizer), moisture (as water vapor in the air), and airborne salt as a promoter of the oxidation. Many other different exothermic compounds may be devised that are effective at generating large amounts of energy.
Advanced Thermal Solutions can help you design products that incorporate either supercooled liquids or exothermic metal mixtures. For more details, please send us an email.
We can bring almost instant cold to any application using Endothermic Technologies. Here is a brief background.
Endothermic Technologies use mixtures that absorb heat as they react. PCM Thermal Solutions can help you design products that incorporate these technologies. For more details, please send us an email.