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Reference Number InnUK/102330/01
Title Active refrigeration shelf with thermal storage
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 40%;
Not Energy Related 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 10%;
Research Types Final stage Development and Demonstration 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Flint Engineering ltd
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 June 2015
End Date 31 August 2016
Duration 15 months
Total Grant Value £412,572
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Programme Competition Call: 1410_CRD2_AGRI_FD_IFSCE - Improving food supply chain efficiency. Activity Improving food supply chain efficiency
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Flint Engineering ltd (47.157%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Brunel University (39.993%)
Project Contact , Econotherm (UK) ltd (10.495%)
Project Contact , Advanced Power Components Plc (2.355%)
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The Flint active shelf is an innovate UK designed and manufactured shelf for use in all types of refrigeration devices. It actively helps to spread the cooling capacity across the full width of the shelf rather than relying on the circulation of cold air, whether this is forced of passive. By using the Flint shelf, hot spots are avoided and the required temperature can be maintained in all areas. Not only does this lead to reduced food waste but also makes the refrigerator more efficient. In addition to the novel the cold transfer across the shelf its Isothermic ability's make it feasible for the first time to incorporate thermal storage into the refrigerator, again helping reduce load by smoothing demand and adding security against power failure. All of this from a retrofit-able product.

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Added to Database 17/07/15