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New Quality and Testing Specification...

The Quality and Testing Specifications for PCM (RAL-GZ 896) are the basis for awarding the RAL Quality Mark PCM. Over a period of two years, they have been revised and improved fundamentally. RAL, the independent and neutral umbrella organisation, concluded the approval process recently which involved all relevant stakeholders. The wide-ranging quality promise expressed by […]

Map with successful PCM Systems aroun...

PCM products and systems can be used to efficiently regulate temperature and store energy in buildings. It is innovative, but the underlying technology is fully developed and has proven its effectiveness. Click on the map to see in which office buildings, factories, schools, greenhouses, homes, etc. around the world PCM systems work successfully, some of […]

2nd Symposium on the use of PCM in bu...

The 2nd symposium on the use of PCM in buildings is going to take place on 14/15 March 2018. It is part of the demonstration project PCM Demo II. The application of phase change materials (PCM) is a superb possibility to improve the energy efficiency of heat and cold supply in the building sector. The […]

Examples for energy-optimised Constru...

There is a new online research portal that summarises some of the long-time funding measures of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) under one umbrella: energy-optimised construction (EnOB), energy-efficient city (EnEff:Stadt) and energy-efficient heating and cooling networks (EnEff:Wärme) as well as research regarding thermal energy storage and low-temperature solar thermal systems. The […]

Video presentation “Calorimetri...

Dr. Harald Mehling put together a video presentation on “Calorimetric measurements on PCM” recently. It is intended to give an introduction and overview, for people starting to work in the field as well as for people who already have experience. It comprises 36 slides and takes a bit more than half an hour. The content […]

VDI Expert Forum „PCM – Energy ...

VDI-Gesellschaft Bauen und Gebäudetechnik (Association of German Engineers Corporation for Construction and Building Services) will host an Expert Forum for VDI Guideline 2164 “PCM – Energy Storage Systems in Building Services” at the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany on 20 June 2017. The Expert Forum will give you the opportunity to discuss the new VDI […]

Scottish heat battery specialist Suna...

The RAL Quality Association PCM is delighted to announce that Sunamp Ltd., the Scottish pioneer in the area of latent heat storage, has recently joined the association. Sunamp Ltd designs, produces and sells compact, highly efficient modular Heat Batteries that use Phase Change Material (PCM) to store heat energy.  Sunamp’s Heat Batteries store heat, harvested […]

22nd Calorimetry days on 7th – ...

the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the Gesellschaft für Thermisch Analyse e.V. (GEFTA) cordially invite you to join the 22nd Kalorimetrietage in Braunschweig on 7th – 9th June 2017. Details you will find here. The conference is dedicated to all aspects of calorimetry and its applications in chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, industry, and environmental sciences. Presentations from […]

German journal “EnEV Baupraxis&...

“EnEV Baupraxis”, the German trade journal for energy-efficient new and existing buildings published a comprehensive article about the possible applications of latent heat storage in buildings in its November/December 2016 edition. There is a particular focus on the structural and climatic preconditions for successfully using PCM products, such as construction materials with PCM, chilled ceilings […]

VDI 2164 PCM energy storage systems i...

Architects and TES planners had to wait a long time for the publication of VDI guideline 2164. It provides the basics as well as planning and calculation methods for designing Phase Change Material energy storage systems in building services. Passive panel heating and cooling systems (e.g. construction materials, components), active panel heating and cooling systems […]