Thermodynamics

Thermodynamic Domestic Hot Water Systems

 

Thermodynamic Hot Water – The Concept

Thermodynamics provides Hot Water in all weathers, Day and Night for 365 days a year. Energy exists in many forms, such as heat, light, chemical energy, and electrical energy – Thermodynamics is the study of energy.

The First Law of Thermodynamics states that Energy can be changed from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed. The total amount of energy and matter in the Universe remains constant, merely changing from one form to another.

 

Who discovered Thermodynamics?

Many people had a hand in forming the science of Thermodynamics but foremost were:

Lord Kelvin (1824 – 1907)

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin worked on first and second laws of thermo-dynamics as well as calculating absolute zero and the Kelvin scale.

Nicolas Carnot (1796 – 1832)

Nicolas CarnotNicolas Carnot was a French physicist whose book Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire explained the maximum efficiency of heat engines and whose work Kelvin referenced.

 

Modern Thermodynamics

  • A Bournemouth Energy Thermodynamic System provides domestic hot water 24hrs a day.
  • Preheats the water cylinder to 55 DegreesC
  • Uses a sealed refrigerant gas (R134) to transfer heat to the domestic hot water.
  • Its main source of energy is extracted from the outside air and includes solar, wind and rain.
  • The only cost is a small amount of electricity to power a compressor.
  • The COP (Coefficient of Performance) is between 3 and 4 max.

 

Benefits

Thermodynamic System.
It is one panel.
Works Day and Night.
Works down to -15 Degrees C.
Provides most Hot Water requirements.
Constantly heats water throughout day, night and all seasons
Panel can be fitted S/E/W, NE and NW.
Panel is under 7Kg.
Durable Aluminium Panel.
Can be wall mounted.
Both sides of Panel absorb energy.
Sealed system with R134a Gas.
Minimal Maintenance.

 

How a Thermodynamic System works

 Thermodynamic System diagram

Themodynamic Panel A Bournemouth Energy Thermodynamic System requires only one Panel:

  • Made of roll-bond aluminium.
  • Highly durable (no glass or Glycol).
  • Collects environmental energy from both sides.
  • Absorbs energy from sunlight, wind and rain.
  • Very light and easy to install.
  • Normally fitted to a wall (can fit to roof).
  • Can be fitted on any wall, doesn’t need direct sunlight.
  • Silent operation Centrifugal heat pump.