HeatLink, HeatCube IceCube

HeatLink

HeatLink is a packaged device that enables the transfer of heat (and by inference chilled) energy from one process to another. Traditionally, heating and chilling processes are separate pre-existing processes on the same premises and the owner or operator has no idea that one system could benefit the other. After all, heat or chilled energy as a resource is not usually visible. If a heat transfer opportunity occurred to them, they might have investigated some form of energy link and concluded that there is nothing on the market that can be installed as a retrofit, or that the cost of a custom-designed solution is prohibitive, or that the equipment will be a technical or maintenance burden on their resources.

We readily recycle plastics, glass and metals because they are highly visible and problematic waste products that inspire our need for sustainability, despite the substantial cost and complexity of the physical recycling processes.

Two Companies

Imagine two neighbouring companies. Company A produces a lot of waste plastic in its process and has rows of waste bins in their yard (which is a burden on them). Next door, Company B produces plastic products. These two companies have an obvious link and would most likely trade with each other with substantial economic and sustainability benefits.

Two other neighbouring companies, company A is a bakery that produces a lot of waste heat as part of its process. Next door, Company B is an indoor swimming pool that consumes a lot heat. It’s not likely that one would trade with the other, but they could.

While things have come a long way in terms of recycling waste products, most companies do not see their wasted energy. They won’t visualise the coal being excavated, or be aware of the harmful carbon dioxide they produce.Because heating and chilling energy is not visible, they are often unaware of the possibilities to recover it, or trade it, to significantly reduce their own and the community’s energy costs and use of fossil fuels. At Enesys we see the opportunities to link elements of your business that you once perceived as not interconnectable.

Enesys’s HeatLink, as a control concept, utilises CubeLink and can be packaged in any thermal size and retrofitted between traditionally unlinked processes to save energy costs and improve ecological sustainability.

HeatLink can:

  • Recover waste heat from a home air conditioner and use that wasted energy to heat the household’s hot water service, swimming pool or spa for free. HeatLink operates unnoticed in the background with whatever gas or electric hot water services are installed to reduce their home energy costs and consumption of fossil fuels.
  • Recover waste heat from a vegetable packaging company’s freezer and use the free heat to blanch their vegetables or for hot water wash down.
  • Work as a sustainable solution in any industry where refrigeration and heating coexist on the same site.
  • Be applied across two or more neighbouring industries so they can cooperate operationally and economically, where one is purchasing a lot of energy for a heating process while another has a large cooling process.

Energy Storage

Timing is everything. The greatest impediment to implementing well proven and even highly competitive alternative energy solutions is timing. Energy is often needed when the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing, therefore on a large or small scale, we will always require base load power that is derived from fossil fuels, producing vast quantities of carbon dioxide, or from nuclear origins.

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The largest component of our ground-based energy consumption (excluding transport) is heat and cooling in one form or another. There are already many forms of commercial heat and chilled energy storage but their implementation is limited because packaged systems do not easily link together thermally or economically. Energy storage systems are typically part of large industrial systems or academic demonstrations at universities, and are therefore usually inaccessible to smaller sized industries and infrastructures.

HeatCube

HeatCube is a packaged control product based on CubeLink that can be applied to any form of heat storage (including liquids, solids or PCMs). It is designed to accept the delivery of waste or surplus heat from HeatLink or an independent source of waste heat and return the stored heat at a later time to HeatLink or an independent consumer of heat energy. It can report instantaneous incoming and outgoing energy flows and the current energy storage level.

HeatCube can:
  • Store waste heat from a home air conditioner that is cooling a room or the whole house a hot day using HeatLink, and then return the free heat to the house on a chilly night using conventional hydronic heating systems or provide hot water.
  • Increase the thermal mass and temperature stability of a greenhouse by storing waste heat during the day, sourced by conventional cooling hydronic radiators or a HeatLinked air-conditioning system, and return the free heat to the greenhouse overnight through the same hydronic radiators.

IceCube

IceCube is a packaged control product based on CubeLink that can be applied to any form of chilled energy storage (including liquids, solids or PCMs).It is designed to accept the delivery of waste or surplus chilled energy from HeatLink or an independent source of waste chilled energy and return the stored chilled energy at a later time to HeatLink or an independent consumer of chilled energy. It can report instantaneous incoming and outgoing energy flows and the current chilled energy storage level.

IceCube can:
  • Store waste chilled energy from a home air conditioner that is heating a room or the whole house during a cold night (or a heat pump hot water system) using HeatLink, and return the free chilled energy to the house during a hot day using conventional hydronic heating systems.
  • Increase the thermal mass and temperature stability of a greenhouse by storing waste chilled energy during a cold night sourced by a HeatLinked air-conditioning system that’s heating the greenhouse, and return the free chilled energy to the greenhouse during the day through the hydronic radiators.

HeatLink HeatCube IceCube

For more technical information about HeatLink HeatCube IceCube download our Spec sheet

Spec Sheet

Details available for download shortly. Please contact us on 0418 325 891 or email info@enesys.com.au for comprehensive details on all HeatLink, HeatCube and IceCube specs and pricing.
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