Harness the power of gravity!... No, we are not talking about energy production, but of taking advantage of gravity to balance heating and cooling loads with accumulation.
Energy-intense industries, such as food & beverage and hi-tech manufacturing often have huge simultaneous heating and cooling loads, both within the process and for surrounding processes. To be able to balance these there is often need for accumulation to make up for the mis-match in timing for supply and demand. This is where accumulation plays a big role.
To be able to use the accumulation tank for cooling and heating needs at the same time, the design is crucial. It has to be able to support and enable a good layering within the tank and using the power of gravity to sperate the hot from the cold. This design tradition is age-old and follows the old tradition of combustion heating and wood-burning systems.
We are happy to help you with intelligent design and can assist with CFD-simulations and more.