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A Greek researcher has developed and patented a heating technology (micro-boiler device), which is energy-efficient, cost reducing and easy to install. The micro-boiler device can easily connect onto the heating body of the heating installation, making it operate independently or alternately with the central heating. The researcher is interested in concluding a licensing agreement with another company interested in manufacturing and trading the device.
A Greek researcher has developed a heating technology (micro-boiler device), which can be easily connected onto the heating body and make it operate independently or alternately with the central heating.
The present autonomy method for radiators and micro-boiler device is intended to create the possibility of heating an area through the autonomous operation of a single radiator, independently without cutting and disconnecting it from the installation.
There are two methods of operation. The system can operate with a thermostat (Figure 1) or with a micro-boiler (Figure 2).
When the system operates with a thermostat (Figure 1), it consists of the chamber (2) with a neck chamber (3) for the installation of an electrical resistance and a thermostat (4) or an electrical self-regulatory resistance (4), which is supplied with power (5). It has at the top of the chamber (2) an outlet pipe of hot water (6) and goes to the radiator through the inlet (7) with a universal joint, after shifting it to the universal joint, in a new position, the vent valve (9) of the body. Consequently the radiator is connected to the network via the switch (10) on the side of the radiator.
When the system operates with a micro-boiler (Figure 2) it is composed of a chamber (2) with an additional combustion chamber (11) with an exhaust (13) and a burner (12), which is supplied with fuel (gas or liquid fuel) (14) and has a connected low in the chamber (2) return pipe of cold water (8), which is connected to the lower input of the radiator.
Also the micro-boiler device (1) can be connected on the same side as the connections (10) of the radiator with the core network and be interleaved with a stop and remove part of the pipe, which leads the hot water of the central boiler to the radiator, ensuring that it does not disturb the correct circulation of hot water on the radiator.
The researcher is looking for partners to conclude a licensing agreement with another company interested in manufacturing and trading the device.
The invention aims to improve the operational safety of heating as well as the energy consumption. In particular, it can be used in a room of a building only for specific needs such as providing heating for an elderly or sick person without needing to heat the entire property at the same time. It can be used in individual residential areas or offices, with no need to operate the central heating of the building. The radiator requires little amount of energy for operation. In particular a resistance with a thermostat of 500 W to 1000 W is enough. The system can be connected directly with solar panels of similar power, in order to reduce to the minimum the operating costs and to maintain the area warm throughout the time, while the central heating system remains switched off. It can also be connected with battery cells of fuel hydrogen with the development of the relevant technology provides this opportunity.
It can operate with a micro-boiler, Figure 2, (12) small in size that has a chamber (2) and a combustion chamber (11), which will consume natural gas or any other liquid, solid or gas fuel.
Alternatively the system can operate with a thermostat (Figure 1) (4), which can be applied for specific needs such as big room or an old house without permanent heating installation and more than one radiator is needed.
It can become a permanent element of the building’s heating installation and avoid the purchase of additional heating device such as a device with live flame or with glow resistance that may contain operation risks and consume excessive energy with small and usually limited heating effect.
The researcher has developed a prototype, which can be seen in Figure 3.
The device is already being manufactured.
An international patent has already been applied at the International Bureau of WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization - according to the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
Type of partner sought: The potential partner can be either a manufacturing company or an industrial partner.
Specific area of activity of the partner: The partner should be active in the manufacturing of machines or even of heating appliances and systems.
Task to be performed by the partner sought: The researcher is looking for a partner in order to conclude a manufacturing and license agreement, in order to manufacture the micro boiler device in large quantities.