ACE part of the RENEWX Project - October 2015
Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE) is proud to be a part of the RENEWX project consortium. The project was set up for the development and demonstration of compact, multi-source heat exchanger technologies for renewable energy applications. ACE were chosen as a result of our in depth experience and knowledge in the manufacture of challenging components in this exciting field, from a wide range of exotic alloys and our associated knowledge in diffusion bonding and brazing of said components into an assembly.
Europe's refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry has an annual turnover of €30 billiion and employs around 200,000 people. The RENEWX project aims at developing new platform technologies and will provide European manufacturers with alternative designs and manufacturing routes that will assist them to expand their product range and to effectively compete with non-European competition. This will be achieved through the development and demostration of a novel heat exchanger technology and manufacturing process that will enable increased market penetration of European-made air source type heat pump systems.
The new platform technology will improve the efficiency and reduce the size of the evaporator, whilst enabling the integration of secondary or even tertiary energy sources. Overall these advances will enable significant increases in Seasonal Performance Factors (SPF) which will improve the return on investment for consumers and hence attractiveness of EU air based heat pump systems.