New heat transfer product maximises power production in solar market
Published: 12 November 2015 - Lisa Peake
Thermal fluid expert, Globaltherm has acted on industry calls for higher temperature heat transfer products. The company's latest addition to its range is Omnistore MS-550, a molten salt heat transfer media that operates at temperatures ranging from 150 to 550 degrees Celsius.
Specifically designed for concentrated solar plants (CSP), PET and plastics production and chemical industries, Omnistore MS-550 is ideal for applications where conventional heat transfer methods are not sufficient. Globaltherm will officially launch Omnistore MS-550 at the 9th International Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit taking place in Seville, Spain, between November 11th and 12th 2015. Omnistore MS-550 is the second product launched for the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market, following the successful launch of Omnipure at CSP Today South Africa, held in April 2015.
Once in a liquid state, Omnistore MS-550 has excellent thermo-physical properties, including low viscosity, high heat capacity and high thermal conductivity. Omnistore MS-550 is used in both heat transfer and thermal storage to maximise power production. The product is also miscible and interchangeable with other similar mix thermal products. As a non-toxic, non-flammable product, Omnistore MS-550 minimises safety hazards and the need for high pressure equipment.
"At Globaltherm, we understand that the solar and plastics industries are struggling to find a heat transfer solution suitable for heat transfer applications with extremely high operating temperatures," explained Clive Jones, managing director of Globaltherm. "Omnistore MS-550 can safely withstand temperatures of up to 550 degrees Celsius, which is significantly higher than most heat transfer products on the market today.
"Omnistore MS-550 can also be protected by Thermocare, Globaltherm's lifecycle fluid management programme. Thermocare allows companies to take a proactive approach to maintenance, which can save them up to 75 per cent on maintenance and energy costs over a five year period."
The Globaltherm range of premium quality thermal fluids is designed for heat transfer applications in the food and beverage, solar, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemicals and plastics sectors.
If you would like to find out more about Omnistore MS-500 or any other Globaltherm products and services, call +44 1785 760555 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Irish Manufacturing