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ENERGY

STORAGE

DELTASTORE
THERMAL ENERGY
STORAGE SYSTEMS
FOR MUNICIPAL, INDUSTRIAL
AND AGRICULTURAL APPLICATION

INVENTIVE BY NATURE
THE ENERGY STORAGE
TECHNOLOGY
Our energy storage THE FUNCTION OF THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
technology allows for Stratified thermal energy storage systems designed and manufactured by FARMATIC are a key
the substitution of chil- technology for optimised energy utilisation. By integrating thermal storage systems into district
lers/boilers on standby heating and cooling grids, our customers can optimise production processes, peak load energy
for peak-load opera- supply and overall grid stability. Thermal storage systems allow for efficient intermediate stora-
tion in both district ge of heat from combined heat and power plants and from solar heating for later use.
heating and district
cooling grids. Additi- APPLICATION OF OUR ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTION
onally, low off-peak Our DELTASTORE energy storage systems are used in industrial processes, in larger public and
energy tariffs can be private infrastructure projects and in CHP plants (e.g. biogas plants) . FARMATIC also designs
used for heat and cold and implements large scale storage projects for centralised and decentralised district cooling
energy generation. and heating grids. The FARMATIC DELTASTORE system is an economic solution for the buffering
Thermal energy of load fluctuations. Our storage technology allows for the complete substitution or the reduc-
storage systems are tion of standby chiller and heater capacity thus providing considerable savings in operating
a key component for costs.
successful participation Additionally, the integration of the DELTASTORE system means that energy producers and ener-
in the energy market gy consumers are decoupled from one another, which allows for the efficient use of off-peak
for balancing energy prices (e.g. night-time electricity) for chilling or heating.
electricity.
OUR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
The stratified thermal energy storage (S-TES) solution DELTASTORE is an extremely flexible inno-
vation for small, medium and large thermal energy grids.
The DELTASTORE system is constructed using the highest quality factory-coated bolted steel
tanks and a state-of-the-art charging/discharging and energy management system. The energy
storage system itself is pressureless and is integrated directly into the pressurized thermal grid
by means of a coupling station. FARMATIC energy storage system for industrial and municipal
customers are custom-designed for the local conditions. They are modular and can be expan-
ded with ease.

Example No. 1
STRATIFIED THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE (S-TES)
Storage of excess heat

heat producer CHP units


emergency - biogas
solar heating
standby system - mine gas
plants - sewage gas
Industrial waste
heat power supply system

direct injection of heat

FARMATIC DISTRICT HEATING GRID


DELTASTORE S-TES LARGE-SCALE CONSUMER

injection of stored heat


WHY USE FARMATIC
With over 3.000 THE COMPANY
international referen- FARMATIC has been implementing biogas, wastewater and various tank construction projects for
ces for factory-coated over 50 years. As early as in the 1990s, the company pioneered industrial biogas technology and in
bolted steel tanks, innovative wastewater treatment solutions. In the field of bolted steel tank construction, we work in
the FARMATIC name close cooperation with our industrial and municipal clients and focus on individual tank and systems
stands for distinctive solutions.
economic benefits
and superior quality. OUR COMPETENCE
Today, FARMATIC Since 2007 FARMATIC has been involved in the design and construction of innovative thermal energy
is the market leader storage (TES) solutions for the optimisation of district heating and cooling grids. Our determined R&D
for flexible energy efforts have enabled us to offer an economical solution for the lossless integration of pressureless
storage solutions DELTASTORE systems into existing and planned district heating and cooling grids. With this innovation,
based on bolted steel our company makes a valuable contribution to the increase of energy efficiency in infrastructure and
tanks. to the avoidance of Green House Gas emissions. Amongst our list of references are large-scale indust-
rial cold energy storage systems for municipal and national power utilities and universities.

OUR SERVICES
- Design calculations and engineering for bespoke thermal energy storage systems
- Installation of the storage tanks and the charging and discharging arrays
- Design and installation of the stratification and storage management
- DELTASTORE turnkey solutions

OUR SCIENTIFIC PARTNERSHIPS


Our company developed Germanys first and largest 3,500 m stratified cold energy storage system in
2007 in close collaboration with a leading university of technology. The first system with a capacity
of 5 MW was developed and constructed for a regional utility. The cooperation with the scientists
from the partner university resulted in the development of an extremely competitive and scalable TES
system from pilot plant to full scale system installations.

Example No. 2
STRATIFIED COLD ENERGY STORAGE (S-CES)
Storage of excess cold energy and of energy produced during off-peak hours

cold energy
Chiller units producers
Industrial energy

Direct injection of cold energy

FARMATIC DISTRICT COOLING GRID


DELTASTORE S-CES INDUSTRIAL CONSUMERS

Injection of stored energy


THE DELTASTORE SYSTEM
Quality Materials
Stratified DELTASTORE cold energy storage tanks (S-CES)
by FARMATIC are made from industrial enamelled coated
steel. The bolted system allows for freely scalable storage
volumes and provides superior corrosion protection with
rapid assembly. Stratified heat storage systems and variab-
le heat/cold energy storage systems are built using bolted
steel panels with a factory-applied powder coating.
The epoxy coating guarantees a long-lasting corrosion
protection and optimal thermal resistance over a broad
temperature range. Powder-coated tanks provide optimal
stability under extreme structural loads and offer an excel-
lent price/performance ratio. DELTASTORE energy storage
systems are insulated using state-of-the-art insulation ma-
terials. FARMATIC designers and engineers pay very close
attention to the prevention of thermal bridges in order to
increase the efficiency of the DELTASTORE system.

Pressureless Operation The FARMATIC S-CES and S-TES systems are designed for pressureless operation and direct lossless inte-
gration into district heating and district cooling grids. By choosing the pressureless DELTASTORE system,
customers avoid undergoing complicated approval procedures for pressure vessels.

Process Optimisation
DELTASTORE S-TES systems are specifically designed for the required energy capacity and charge/
discharge rates defined by the load curve of the consumers in a given project. FARMATIC can offer TES
solutions ranging from 50 m up to 5.000 m and more. Our proprietary diffusor technology guaran-
tees an optimal stratification inside the TES at all times. The calculations for the charging/discharging
array maximises availability and efficiency of the entire system under all possible operating conditions.

Energy Management FARMATIC combines the best available measurement technology with an optimised process control for
charging and discharging cycles that ensures not a single kilowatt hour of stored energy is lost.
We can integrate the entire TES system into any existing infrastructure or new projects and manage all
battery limits for you.

Combined CES/TES The flexibility of the DELTASTORE system allows for seasonal operation. During summertime, the sys-
tem operates as a stratified CES for cold energy peak load shaving and serves as a heat storage TES in
the heating grid during wintertime.
THERMAL STORAGE
MANAGEMENT
Exemplary Application
N I G H T D A Y N I G H T
TES system
TES discharge during peak loads Load curve
for load shaving thermal grid
during peak hours
OUTPUT

Producers operate
Max. output
at full power
producer
TES system covers
peak load
TES charging with excess

Installed
power
thermal energy

Grid load covered by producer


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DELTASTORE
HEAT STORAGE SYSTEMS
System Advantages Reduction of installed boiler capacity and of heat producers on standby
Operation costs savings from reduced maintenance of boiler installations
POSSIBLE APPLICATION
thermal storage for Cost savings from operation of heat producers at maximum efficiency
district heating, close to Separation of heat producer and consumer allows for economical electricity generation in CHP
the producer or located power plants even in the temporary absence of a demand for heat
decentrally near Thermal energy availability even during downtimes of generators / CHP units
consumers Optimal thermal stratification
power-to-heat: storage Custom design of each DELTASTORE TES system as opposed to adaptation of standardised products
of excess electricity in to the customers requirements
form of heat TES as a pressureless vessel does not require regular inspections as opposed to pressure vessels
TES as buffer for
Very short assembly times and consistent high quality anywhere in the world
decentralized thermal
Flexible application as a small TES (from 50 m) with a grid connection by heat exchanger or as
grids with solar
industrial large scale TES (up to 5.000 m and over) with direct connection to the pressurised grid
collectors, for biomass
power plants and for High short-term thermal output capacity with minimal energy loss
biogas plants
connected to district
heating
utilisation of waste
heat from power plants A
and industrial parks

Interface between
TES and thermal grid Insulated solid roof construction
hydraulic separator
Charging/discharging array: diffusors
heat transfer
safety systems Connecting pipes

pressure maintenance Measurement equipment


signal exchange with
process control unit

Coated bolted steel panels

TES Thermal insulation

Exterior cladding
MANAGEMENT
Charging/discharging array: diffusors

Ladder or spiral staircase

Thermal floor insulation

Foundation

With its extensive


experience in specialised
tank construction,
FARMATIC contributed
to the successful
development of highly
innovative-large scale
thermal energy storage
systems.
DELTASTORE
COLD ENERGY STORAGE
System Advantages Reduction of installed chiller capacity on standby for peak operation
Operation costs savings from reduced maintenance costs for chillers
POSSIBLE APPLICATION
Cost savings from operation of chiller units at maximum efficiency
air conditioning in
Optimisation of the entire cooling grid by integration of the CES system
industrial complexes,
Flexible grid operation due to the separation of energy producer and consumer
public buildings
Utilisation of off-peak energy prices for cooling and reduction of the max. electrical power consumption
(e.g. hospitals, university
campuses) and in large Optimal thermal stratification
infrastructure projects Custom design of each DELTASTORE TES system as opposed to adaptation of standardised products
(e.g. airports, malls, to the customers requirements
housing) Easy integration into retrofits, plant expansions and for completely new installations
cold energy for Very short assembly times and consistent high quality anywhere in the world
processes in the food The optimised insulation inhibits thermal bridges and formation of condensate, increasing the
industry, for cold storage efficiency even with low temperature differentials
units and greenhouses Operation is almost maintenance-free
provision of cooling High short-term thermal output capacity with minimal energy loss
reserves for cooling of
gas turbines in large
power plants

Interface between
TES and thermal grid Insulated solid roof construction
hydraulic separator
Charging/discharging array: diffusors
heat transfer
safety systems Connecting pipes

pressure maintenance Measurement equipment


signal exchange with
process control unit

Coated bolted steel panels

CES Thermal insulation

Exterior cladding
MANAGEMENT
Charging/discharging array: diffusors

Ladder or spiral staircase

Thermal floor insulation

Foundation
DELTASTORE
THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE

08 / 2014

FARMATIC Anlagenbau GmbH


Kolberger Strae 13 24589 Nortorf Germany
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