There are dozens of other applications for PCMs. From leading edges in the aerospace and aircraft industry, to thermal packaging in the shipping industry, to reducing the power necessary to bring boilers and kilns back up to temperature, to modulation of temperatures in green houses.
In construction, PCMs would ideally have melting points just above room temperatures such that they are still solid at room temperature. Any increase in room temperature causes them to melt thus absorbing heat from its surroundings. A reduction in temperature to below the phase change temperature would result in heat being released to the surrounding air again. Consequently the use of PCMs aids in removing fluctuations in room temperature, thus reducing heating and cooling loads.
But what if ambient temperatures in your region require a different melt point? Applied Innovation Group can custom formulate PCM melt points for your specific region. In the American Sonora Desert as an example 90° F may be necessary. In Maine, the Maritimes and the UK for another example (18°C) 65° F would be more appropriate. All are well within our range of product lines.
PCM in Attic Space can reduce heat flow to near zero during active period.
PCM temperature change is designed to be near the conditioned space set temperature. Savings peak during the period that the PCM is absorbing energy. Discharged thermal energy is released at one temperature only creating a peak load many hours later than ambient but more importantly, at or near the set point of the conditioned space.