Current research projects

Image Thermal engines
Image Performance tests of condensing units
Image 3D - Air flow sensor
Image Low temperature – test facilities
Image Panel with indirect evaporative cooling via membrane
Image Thermostatic Expansion Valves
Image Optimizing HVAC operation with machine learning
Image Corrosion inhibitor for ammonia absorption systems
Image Software for test rigs
Image Cryogenic liquid piston pumps for cold liquefied gases like LIN, LOX, LHe, LH2, LNG, LAr
Image Preformance measurements of heat exchangers
Image Performance tests of refrigerant compressors
Image Investigation of material-dependent parameters
Image Behavior of multiphase cryogenic fluids
Image Computational fluid dynamics CFD
Image Calibration leak for the water bath leak test

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Solar Cooling

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Hernschier

+49-351-4081-5417

Solar Cooling with Photovoltaic

Application

Autarke Systeme mit photovoltaischer Versorgung sind vor allem in Gebieten mit instabilen oder fehlenden Energieversorgungsnetzen wirtschaftlich einsetzbar. Speziell in entlegenen Regionen mit mangelnder Infrastruktur und Zonen mit hoher Sonneneinstrahlung, stellen angepasste Kühlsysteme mit photovoltaischer Versorgung eine optimale Lösung für die Kühlung von z.B. Lebensmitteln, Medikamenten oder technischen Geräten dar.

Photovoltaic-based off-grid applications are competitive in areas with unsafe or missing electricity supply systems. Especially in remote areas with unreliable or expensive conventional energy supply or regions with high solar radiation rates special adapted PV-supplied systems for cooling of any type of food-stuff, medicines or technical devices are a viable option.

ILK Dresden has designed different types of stand-alone applications for cooling with special cold storages:

  • Solar PV cooling container (reefer)
  • Solar PV milk collection centre
  • Solar PV ice maker
  • Solar PV heat pump (water cooler / heater)

Introduction and Overview  Other related applications:

  • PV cleaning system (dry cleaning of PV generators)
  • MPP frequency drive for solar cooling units and pumps
  • Sensor for dust detection on solar panels

Services

We offer consulting, development and prototyping of photovoltaic supplied stand-alone solutions for cooling, heating, water and energy supply.

  • Needs assessment of cold/heat, water and energy supply
  • Design of solar supplied systems
  • Test of components
  • Optimizing energy flow
  • Measurements
  • Planning and managing of R&D projects for special stand-alone systems and components for refrigeration, air conditioning, electronics, material analysis
  • Prototyping, experimental analyses, optimizing
  • Technical documentation

 For field testing our outdoor test area and our experimental hall are available:

  • ILK metrological station
  • PV characteristics analyzer
  • PV generator for field test
  • Fiber optic spectrometer (380 nm - 1100 nm)
  • Power and efficiency metering
  • Climate simulation (e.g. measurements at high ambient temperatures)
  • Monitoring, life-time cycling
  • Simulation tools for different aspects

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Further Projects - Measurements and Tests

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Mass Spectrometer

Determining the composition of gas mixtures in the high or ultra-high vacuum range

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Tensile and compression testing

Determination of yield strength, tensile strength and elongation at break

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Investigation of material-dependent parameters

Investigation of the permeation behavior

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Low temperature – test facilities

thermal cycling tests at very low temperatures