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QE² ……Platinum…. SWICH Heat Sync.
In winter, maximizing the work that can be done by heat before it reaches equilibrium.
In summer, minimizing ambient and sunlit surface temperatures, thereby reducing cooling loads.
A Dynamic Alternative to Traditional Insulation Materials.
The Second Law of Thermal Dynamics states: Heat energy only flows from a warmer to a cooler space.
The Volume and Rate of heat flow depend on the Temperature Difference (∆T) between the spaces, AND the Thermal Conductivity of the Heat Flow Path.
Traditionally, limiting heat flow means placing resistance (R-Value) in the path. The “R” Value usually means ordinary thermal insulation such as fiberglass, cellulose, or foam in buildings.
We have a better way!
INTRODUCING… QE² PLATINUM.
QE² PLATINUM is not insulation, as it has no fixed “R” Value.
QE² Platinum controls Heat Flow in a different way.
QE² Platinum does not resist (“R” VALUE) heat flow. It INTERCEPTS the heat and converts the heart to latent energy, which is used to change the physical state of the material.
By intercepting and converting rather than resisting heat flow, QE² Platinum makes it possible to prevent heat loss or gain in space to a greater degree than can be had with traditional “R” Value insulation materials.
With the use of QE² Phase Change Technologies, zero heat flow conditions have been witnessed even when significant temperature differences existed, an Impossible condition with the use of ordinary insulation materials.
Time Temperature and Direction of Heat Flow can be managed by QE² Platinum Phase Change Technologies.
Syndego patented packaging materials offer a unique low emittance surface material, an essential feature of Syndego QE² Platinum, SWICH, and Heat Sync product lines. The PCM sheets that form the pouches can be installed to provide enclosed reflective air spaces. Enclosed air spaces with one or more low emittance (High reflective) surfaces perpendicular to the heat flow direction deliver reflective insulation that provides thermal resistance (“R” Value).
When combined with the traditional R-Value of the air-based thermal insulation materials, Reflective insulation is unique to all Syndego QE² Platinum and products.
Careful consideration of location and placement within the building envelope should be taken to optimize the performance of any product. Whenever possible, place it where some level of thermal resistance is on both sides of the product. Some attention should be given to maximum exposure (Sunlit surfaces?) temperatures, minimum overnight lows, the melting point of the PCM product, and whether a reflective surface can be effectively used in the specific application.
PCMs all offer an interesting, desirable property. They absorb and desorb (emit) heat at a relatively constant temperature during the phase transition. This allows the architect, designer, or homeowner to manage heat flow across the building envelope to reduce the HVAC load. With proper placement, it can also be used to shift peak load timing to take advantage of potential lower off-peak hours pricing from utility companies.
When combined with the traditional R-Value of the air-based thermal insulation materials, Reflective insulation is unique to all Syndego products.
Utilization of PCMs within buildings offers several benefits:
Reduction in Energy Use
Reducing Peak Load
Shifting Peak Load Period
Potentially Reducing HVAC Equipment Sizing
Other Potential uses of PCMs:
Assist in Hot Water Distribution Systems
Preheating Air in Heat Pumps
Thermal Batteries for Room Comfort
To learn in-depth about the purpose of PCM, see below:
High Performance PCMs “Insulating in the 21st Century”
PCMs are interesting because they control heat flow differently than traditional “R” Value materials. Rather than “Resisting” heat flow, PCMs Intercept heat, then use it to break the molecular bonds which make it a solid, causing it to melt. There is no temperature change during the phase change. When the heat source is removed and now fully melted PCM is exposed to lower than its melt point temperature, it begins to give up the heat to the cooler space. The mass bonds are re-formed, and the PCM solidifies. No change in temperature takes place during this transition. Water is a well understood PCM. Water has the ability to hold 1 BTU per pound per degree. Ice, like water, has the ability to hold 1 BTU per pound per degree. Meaning if you add or subtract 1 BTU to 1 pound of either water or ice it will raise or lower the temperature of the ice or water by 1° degree.
EXCEPT: at 32° where the water/ice liquid/solid phase change happens. At 32°, it takes removing 143 BTUs to change 32°degree water to ice, or, adding 143 BTUs to change 32°degree ice to water. That is 143 times more energy to make the 1° change, at any other temperature. These 143 BTUs are the key to SWICH. Sure water can control a lot of heat at 32degrees but that’s no help to me…
80°degree ice? Remember, breaking the molecular bonds that make a material solid is what is important, not their specific temperature. By engineering SWICH products to have melt points within human comfort zones 60°-90° (and more), we can intercept and control large amounts of heat by using them to melt rather than heat the space. Then when the heat source is removed, SWICH gives the heat back up to the space, solidifies, and is ready to go through the phase change the next time temperatures exceed the desired set point.
Which would you prefer, traditional insulation, which requires many inches of itchy fiberglass or cellulose to adequately perform, or a blanket less than a half-inch thick that changes the temperature rather than resist it? SWICH Today!
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QE Platinum is an energy-saving product/technology based on Phase Change Materials. Like all materials PCMs absorb heat, but rather than heating up (sensible heat) they use the heat to change phase, (melt or liquefy), then when the heat source is removed and the temperature drops below the QE 2 melt point, give the heat back up to the ambient and refreeze to a solid. All the while this melting and refreezing is going on, the QE Platinum does not change temperature!
We design and manufacture QE Platinum blankets that change phase at various temperatures. Would you like some 82° degree ice to cool your attic in summer, or perhaps a 72° to capture excess heat from your fireplace in winter and release it slowly back into the room over night? We have it!
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Careful positioning of Heat Sync materials in a building envelope can result in significant reductions in cooling and heating loads. The particular Heat Sync melt point and location must be selected such that temperatures at the selected position, cycle through the phase change temperature range. Heat Sync alternately absorbs heat (charges) and releases heat (discharges) in response to changing ambient temperature. The result is a net reduction in the heat gain or heat loss from the conditioned space due to Heat Sync’s interception of heat and alteration of the temperature profile in the building envelop. Do you have a commercial processing temperature problem? Call today! (215) 421-8291 (click the link) email@example.com for spacing issues.
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