Why store heat in water?
taking example from nature
ratiotherm stratified storage technology is based on three simple physical facts
- water is an excellent energy storer - hardly any other substance can store so much heat per kilogram.
- Depending on the temperature, water has a different weight - hot water rises, cold water sinks to the bottom, which allows stratification according to the principle of gravity.
- Water is a bad conductor of heat - different layers of temperature are preserved for a long time.
ratiotherm stratification technology utilises these natural laws to store water in any number of layers. This stratification with ratiotherm stratification technology takes place without external energy and without the support of electronic or mechanical expendable parts.
ratiotherm thermal hydraulic layer insert The main problem with stratified storage tanks is the stability of their stratification when charging and discharging the tank. The patented thermal hydraulic layer insert from ratiotherm guarantees permanent, stable stratification and thus the maximum efficiency of the tank. The supply and withdrawal of tank water takes place via an internal layer insert which could also be called a "temperature lift". There the water sorts itself according to the principle of gravity to then settle practically current-free in the corresponding temperature zone of the stratified storage tank. In addition, supply and withdrawal take place in a presorted manner, that is, according to the temperature level near to the corresponding temperature layer. This reduces possible heat losses in the layer insert and connection system significantly optimising heat withdrawal .