Projects 2020-03-20T11:00:56+10:30

Projects

Pernod Ricard Winemakers, Rowland Flat, 2019/20 – ARENA ARP – Advancing Renewables with PCM Energy Storage

This project received funding from ARENA as part of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program.

Application Barrel Storage, Packing Areas
Sector Process Cooling
Technology
  • Phase Change Material Thermal Energy Storage (PCM TES)
  • Advanced Control & Forecasting Algorithm (ACFA)
Scope
  • install a new Thermcold DYN 900 unit to provide 2.6MWh of thermal energy storage
  • Integrate PCM TES with sites existing ammonia refrigeration plant
  • integrate this system with virtual and on-site renewable assets;
  • use 0 degrees PCM and Dynalene HC as the heat transfer fluid;
  • integrate ACFA with the site’s Building Management System (BMS) to allow the system to dynamically control the usage and storage of the site’s renewable energy.
Brief Pernod Ricard’s Roland Flat facility is located in the Barossa Valley, SA, and has winemaking, wine storage and packaging capability.  Significant refrigeration is used to process the harvest during summer months from January to April.  Refrigeration loads decrease by about 70% outside of this period.  The existing refrigeration plant, Frig 9, operates year round, providing process cooling, barrel storage and air conditioning and has been identified as optimal for thermal storage integration.

This project involves the integration of a Glaciem thermal storage unit operating on renewable energy with the existing Frig 9 ammonia refrigeration plant to optimise process cooling techniques in a primary production context and reduce exposure to peak electricity costs.

Reef HQ, Townsville, 2019/20 – ARENA ARP – Advancing Renewables with PCM Energy Storage

This project received funding from ARENA as part of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program.

Application Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Sector Commercial Buildings
Technology
  • CO2 Heat Pump / PCM TES
  • Phase Change Material Thermal Energy Storage (PCM TES)
  • Advanced Control & Forecasting Algorithm (ACFA)
Scope
  • install a new Thermcold DYN 420 unit to provide 1MWh of thermal energy storage using 0 degrees PCM
  • integrate this system with on-site storage of up to 75% of the solar PV;
  • install a new TES/ CO2 heat pump to run in parallel with the existing HVAC-R systems;
  • use 0 degrees PCM and Dynalene HC as the heat transfer fluid;
  • integrate ACFA with the site’s Building Management System (BMS) to allow the system to dynamically control the usage and storage of the site’s renewable energy.
  • Heating Capacity 48 kWr
  • Total Volume 80°C water 1000litres/day
Brief A large portion of Reef HQ energy consumption is used by the existing HFC refrigeration chillers. These chillers provide chilled water-based air conditioning for the building and also cool 4 million litres of chilled seawater in the two main Aquarium tanks which are maintained at 28°C for optimum marine life conditions. The site currently has 256kW of installed PV and a zero-export limit.

The installation of PCM TES, a CO2 Heat pump & ACFA will store any access renewable energy, thus drastically reducing operating costs, maximising the economic potential of renewable energy assets and reduce direct and indirect CO2

Misty Downs Dairy, Mt Compass SA, 2019/20

Application Milk Cooling
Sector Process Cooling
Technology
  • CO2 Heat Pump / PCM TES
Size
  • Daily Milk Production 1000 Litres/day
  • Total Daily Cooling Energy 283 kWh
  • Solar PV 20 kW
  • PCM TES Capacity 293 kWh
  • Cooling Capacity 43 kWr
  • Heating Capacity 48 kWr
  • Total Volume 80°C water 1000litres/day
Brief Project aim is to reduce milk spoilage by rapid cooling of milk, reduce grid electricity reliance, increase energy efficiency

Murray River Organics, Mildura VIC, 2019

Application High Capacity Blast Freezer for dried fruit
Sector Process Cooling
Technology
  • -25°c Flooded Cascade CO2
Size
  • 170 kWr
Brief
  • R22 (HCFC) replacement
  • low carbon footprint
  • Reduced HFC levy exposure
  • Efficiency / Payback

Glaciem Test Rig, Mawson Lakes SA, 2017

Application DPCO2 & TES Test Rig
Sector Research an Development
Technology
  • DPCO2 CO2 Refrigeration
  • -6 degrees C PCM
Size
  • 1 MWh TES
Brief
  • The R & D test rig was developed with ARENA support to demonstrate capture of renewable energy with TES

‘The Bend’ Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, 2018

Application Freezer and cool room
Sector Cold Storage
Technology
  • DPCO2 CO2 Refrigeration
  • -6 degrees C PCM
Size
  • 23 kWr
  • 100 kWh TES
Brief
  • Demonstrate DPCO2
  • Demonstrate -6 degree PCM
  • Demonstrate integrated coooling
  • Efficiency / Payback

Runda Medical, Shanghai, 2016

Application Blood & Vaccine Storage
Sector Cold Storage
Technology R134a/CO2 Hybrid Cascade (flooded)
Size
  • low temp 65kW
  • medium temp 309kW
Brief
  • Precise Temperature Control
  • Reliability
  • Efficiency/payback

Parilla Premium Potatoes, SA, 2013

Application Long Term Potato / Onion Storage
Sector Cold Storage
Technology
  • -11°c PCM
  • Low Charge ammonia plant
Size
  • 240kWr
  • 4 x 770kWh (3080kWh) TES
Brief
  • R22 (HCFC) replacement
  • low Carbon Footprint
  • Reduced HFC levy exposure
  • Efficiency / Payback