Principles, methods, systems: The science of ThermoLift

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Annual Cost Savings Map

Detailed computer simulations—factoring in prevailing electric-energy rates, U.S. Department of Energy codes and other critical factor—reveal the state-by-state cost-savings benefits of the revolutionary ThermoLift Thermal Compression Climate Control (TC3)

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An Environmental and Economical Lift

An efficiency masterstroke that eliminates toxic and polluting refrigerants and replaces the three common HVAC systems (heating, cooling and hot water) with one low-carbon device. The ThermoLift TC3 leverages the Chemical, Physical and Thermal properties of non-flammable noble gases to create precision control of air and water temperatures

An Environmental and Economical Lift
An efficiency masterstroke that eliminates toxic and polluting refrigerants and replaces three common systems with one low-carbon device, the TC3 leverages the chemical, physical and thermal properties of nonflammable noble gases to create precision control of air and water temperatures.

The Hofbauer Cycle

As the father of the Hofbauer Cycle, Dr.-ing Prof. Peter Hofbauer—master of more than 100 international patents—has poured decades of thermodynamic experience into the TC3, the only single-unit system offering simultaneous heating, cooling and cryogenic capabilities.  

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Technical Innovation

Packing 17 domestic and international patent families, state-of-the-art heat exchangers and top-line mechatronic controls, the toxic refrigerant-free, hydrogen-ready, fuel-flexible TC3 is poised to dominate the next era of space conditioning.

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Technical Innovation

Packing 17 domestic and international patent families, state-of-the-art heat exchangers and top-line mechatronic controls, the toxic refrigerant-free, hydrogen-ready, fuel-flexible TC3 is poised to dominate the next era of space conditioning.

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Thermal Compression Cycle

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Heat Transfer

The TC3 transfers heat from a high-temperature source, such as a natural gas burner, to a medium-temperature source for space heating, and to a low-temperature “heat sink” for space cooling.

 

Thermal Compression Cycle

The TC3 transfers heat from a high-temperature source, such as a natural gas burner, to a medium-temperature source for space heating, and to a low-temperature “h

A few grams of sealed helium undergoes cyclic compression and expansion. Water is circulated between three volumes of different temperatures, separated by two displacers.

 

eat sink” for space cooling.

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Heat Transfer

The TC3 transfers heat from a high-temperature source, such as a natural gas burner, to a medium-temperature source for space heating, and to a low-temperature “heat sink” for space cooling.

 

Thermal Compression Cycle

The TC3 transfers heat from a high-temperature source, such as a natural gas burner, to a medium-temperature source for space heating, and to a low-temperature “h

A few grams of sealed helium undergoes cyclic compression and expansion. Water is circulated between three volumes of different temperatures, separated by two displacers.

 

eat sink” for space cooling.

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Direct Generation / Loss Elimination

Fueled by coal, nuclear power, even solar technologies, all electrically powered conventional heating systems waste energy the same way: Thermal energy powers mechanical systems that generate electricity that powers mechanical systems that make heat. Electric heating is an inefficient waste of the original power source, and an ineffective strategy for energy use and conservation. Conventional heat pumps disappoint in northern climates. Thermolift's technologies are based upon a thermal-to-thermal strategy and the TC3’s unique thermodynamic cycle, validated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, creates unprecedented point-of-use efficiencies.

Size Matters

Designed to easily integrate with existing hydronic and air-distribution systems, the three-appliance-in-one TC3 has a smaller physical footprint than most conventional HVAC equipment. Standing approximately 48”x 20”x20”—about 2 square feet—a single TC3 will meet the HVAC demands of an average single-family home.

Multitasking Marvel

Conventional heaters warm things up. Air conditioners make things cool and refrigerators keep them cold. From a hot bath to room-temperature comfort to cryogenic experimentation at minus 150 degrees Fahrenheit, the TC3 does it all—simultaneously.

Size Matters

Designed to easily integrate with existing hydronic and air-distribution systems, the three-appliance-in-one TC3 has a smaller physical footprint than most conventional HVAC equipment. Standing approximately 48”x 20”x20”—about 2 square feet—a single TC3 will meet the HVAC demands of an average single-family home.

Independent Validation

ThermoLift’s years of laboratory research (and now field demonstrations) have been thoroughly affirmed and published by the industries leading independent laboratories and peer-reviewed academic journals

confirms our science and performance

recognizes the energy savings impact

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Technical Innovation

Packing 17 domestic and international patent families, state-of-the-art heat exchangers and top-line mechatronic controls, the toxic refrigerant-free, hydrogen-ready, fuel-flexible TC3 is poised to dominate the next era of space conditioning.