Bachelor' thesis Hannes Engel

 

Investigation of the thermal energy management of an energy-self-sufficient actuator

Bachelor's thesis Engel Copyright: EBC Picture of the air flow inside the actor.

Kieback&Peter developed a new control system for single room heating branded en:key. This system consists of an energy-self-sufficient actor in combination with a room control panel.

The system should reduce the energy consumption of the heating system up to 20 %. This is achieved by reducing the room temperature when the user is absent.

The energy for the motor-driven valve is obtained by the temperature difference between radiator inflow and room temperature in a peltier element. The sufficient energy consumption especially in the transitional season or with adverse installation situations is an important task. This thesis analyses the thermal energy management of the described actor. The focus is on the thermographical and the convective studies.