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SELF-REGULATING TEMPERATURE HEATING CABLE FOR HOME HEATING AND PREVENTING ICE FORMATION ON BUILDING'S ADJACENT SURFACES (SMARTHC)


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Project Registration Code: PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2019-3073

Contract number: 446PED/2020

Financing: State budget

Programme: Programme 2 - Increase Competitiveness of the Romanian Economy through Research, Development and Innovation, Subprogramme 2.1. Competitiveness through Research, Development and Innovation

Research domain: 3 - Energy, environment and environmental changes

Project type: Experimental demonstrative project (PED)

Total amount of the contract: 662.000 lei
Of which, by financing sources:
Source 1 – public budget: 600.000 lei
Source 2 – from other attracted sources (co-financing): 62.000 lei

Contract duration: 22 months (03.01.2017 - 30.06.2018)

Contracting Authority: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Contractor: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ICPE-CA BUCHAREST (INCDIE ICPE-CA)

Partner P1: ICPE SA

Partner P2: POLITEHNICA UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST (UPB)

Abstract:
Research teams:
Project objectives:
Project stages:
Expected results:
Contact:
Phase I
Phase II
Phase III


Abstract:

The aim of the project is to obtain and to demonstrate the functionality of an innovative conductive composite material having a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) effect, recently developed as an optimized experimental model within the ICPE-CA and the exploitation of the results obtained so far by developing a model with direct practical applicability, with the prospect of being introduced into manufacture, namely a heating cable with self-regulating temperature properties. The key element of the proposed cable is the mentioned conductive composite material that produces heat through the Joule effect and is able to self-regulate its temperature by electric percolation-depercolation effects at a certain temperature specific to the respective material. Such a cable can be integrated into interior (floor) or exterior (paving, roof) construction elements to ensure a certain constant ambient temperature of the house and to prevent the formation of ice, respectively. Therefore, within the project it is proposed the experimental realization, based on a laboratory technology, of a heating cable model with self-regulating temperature effect and testing of its functional characteristics. The results will be useful for demonstrating the functionality of the model and will allow the transition to a higher stage in results exploitation by their transfer to a manufacturer.


Research teams:
Coordinator CO - INCDIE ICPE-CA Bucharest
12 researchers (2 postdoctoral researchers; 2 persons under 35 de ani), 1 technician


Partner P1 – ICPE SA Bucharest
7 researchers


Partner P2 – UPB
3 researchers (1 postdoctoral researcher; 1 person under 35 de ani), 1 technician

Project objectives:
The general objective of the PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2019-3073 project entitled: SELF-REGULATING TEMPERATURE HEATING CABLE FOR HOME HEATING AND PREVENTING ICE FORMATION ON BUILDING'S ADJACENT SURFACES (SMARTHC) is the realization of a functional model of heating cable with thermal self-regulation effect and its testing in order to demonstrate the functionality.


Specific objectives:

O1. Defining the cable structure, establishing the laboratory technology, and achieving the necessary SDV;
O2. Obtaining and characterizing the resistive material intended for cable realization;
O3. Realization of the cable with thermal self-regulation effect
O4. Testing and demonstration of the functionality of the heating cable with thermal self-regulating effect (demonstration).
O5. Validation of the functional cable model with thermal self-regulation effect and the related laboratory technology, in laboratory conditions
O6. Dissemination of results.

Project phases:
Phase I
Phase name: Defining the parameters for the realization of the heating cable components with SRT effect

Activity type: Industrial research in effective collaboration or with the dissemination of results
Partners involved: CO, P1, P2
Stage duration: 26.10.2020 – 31.12.2020

Phase II
Phase name: Obtaining a composite model for the heating cable with SRT effect. Development of laboratory technology for composite material and heating cable with SRT effect.

Activity type: Industrial research in effective collaboration or with the dissemination of results
Partners involved: CO, P1, P2
Implementation period: 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2021

Phase III
Phase name: Defining the parameters for the realization of the heating cable components with SRT effect

Activity type: Industrial research in effective collaboration or with the dissemination of results
Partners involved: CO, P1, P2
Implementation period: 01.01.2022 – 26.08.2022

Expected results:
• Project website;
• Study on performance requirements and testing methods;
• Laboratory technology adapted to obtain the composite material for the heating cable with SRT effect;
• Demonstration model of heating cable with SRT effect and validation of the related laboratory technology;
• 2 ISI / BDI papers submitted for publication;
• 1 patent application
• Conferences and invention fairs participation.

Contact:
Coordinator CO: INCDIE ICPE-CA Bucharest
Project manager: Ph.D. Eduard-Marius LUNGULESCU

Phone: +40213467231 / extension 222, 205, e-mail: marius.lungulescu@icpe-ca.ro

Partner P1: ICPE SA Bucharest
Project responsible P1: Ing. Ion PĂUNA
Phone: +40215893300, email: ionpauna@icpe.ro

Partner P2: UPB
Project responsible P2: Prof. Petru NOTINGHER
Phone: +40742249958, email: petrunot@elmat.upb.ro