The history of antifreeze began in Paris in 1856 when Charles-Adolphe Wurtz developed ethylene glycol, a substance with a lower freezing point and higher boiling point than water, used within central heating systems to this day.
With the advent of modern central heating in the 1960’s, system inhibitors were developed to offer corrosion, scaling and anti-bacterial protection and technological advancements have continued ever since, with the exception of a significant improvement in system heat transfer efficiency – until now.
Enter Nano technology.
Until the 1950’s, matter was believed to exist in three forms solid, liquid or gas. That belief changed with the discovery of plasma – matter that exists in the form of ions and electrons. Basically a gas that has been electrically charged with freely moving electrons in both the negative and positive state, resulting in further energy being given to a gas that causes the breaking free of negatively charged electrons from the nucleus. When these molecules, ions and atoms come together and interact with a particular surface, plasma treatment is initiated. By selecting a gas mixture, pressure, power etc. the effects of plasma treatment upon any surface can be specified or precisely tuned, in this case, to develop Hi-Therm®.
Hi-Therm® is a UK designed, developed and manufactured disruptive technology created with our patented design and engineered to deliver a proven energy usage and carbon saving of around 30% compared to a standard water/inhibitor filled heating system. Hi-Therm® heat transfer fluid will enhance energy saving in any hydronic heating system.
Hi-Therm’s 2-dimensional materials bond structure enables the creation of single layer sheets at atomic scale. A measured quantity to our water-based carrier fluid to generate a fluid conductive sheet with a considerable surface area.
The sheet permits energy (heat) to transfer rapidly by crossing its surface, i.e., there is no friction or resistance caused by material thickness. This enables an enhancement in heat transfer, translating to energy and cost reduction – and equally critical, CO2 reduction.
Hi Therm® Benefits include
Increased efficiency of any hydronic heating system of any age or heat source whilst reducing the carbon emission.
Increased heat pump CoP – allowing standard sized radiators to be retained.
Operate condensing boilers for longer periods within condensing mode – increasing efficiency, reducing carbon output and increasing operating lifespan.
Allows energy saving in microbore systems that may not be suited to heat pumps.
Find out more about Hi-Therm®
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