Technology

Technology

Rotaheat’s Technology

Rotaheat’s patented devices convert mechanical rotational energy direct to clean heat. They deliver heated fluids at temperatures typically up to 120°C but can deliver over 300°C. They do this through the exploitation of the Eddy Current Heating Effect

The use of magnets to create heat in this way to create heated fluid:

  • prevents wear associated with friction generated heat
  • provides an intrinsically safe system – too hot the magnets stop working
  • provides for a solution which is easily tailored for power output required

Consider the merits of the technology for electrical generation versus Rotaheater technology for the generation of heat:

Input Power to Electrical generation to Heat versus Input Power to Magnetic generation to Heat

Electrical Conversion

Electrical generation and distribution offers convenience and flexibility – in return for an overhead.

An electrical system installation:

  • is complex requiring expensive and complex generation equipment
  • it is constrained by regulation and requires complex voltage conditioning equipment if you wish to have export capability
  • it requires a grid connection if you wish to export the power when in surplus
    the system has to be installed by competent, qualified and regulated specialists
  • it can be installed in conjunction with existing non-renewable heating
  • it has un-collectable losses in the form of heat in its generation
  • output can be stored but it is potentially complex and expensive to do so

An ohmic heating system is reliable and well-proven but still requires a header tank and circulatory pump

In short,
Electrical generation is unnecessary, complex, expensive and inefficient – if you simply want heat for use in a local environment.

Magnetic conversion

Utilising Magnetic Fields provides a heating solution whose simplicity and efficiency can render projects viable which would otherwise not be so.

The Rotaheater solution is ideal if you have available rotational energy and simply want heat:

  • installation is short and straight forward it has a single cold water inlet and a single hot water outlet
  • a single device with an integral pump ideal for closed loop circuits
  • it has a single power input shaft
  • it can be installed in conjunction with existing non-renewable heating
  • if you want output monitoring a 13amp mains plug connection is required
  • output is easy and cheap to store and can be batch pumped with a secondary pump for longer distance or district heating solutions

The Rotaheater offers a very simple and highly efficient solution for the generation of heat.

In short,
Rotaheat provides a low cost solution to support the production, storage and local consumption of heat.

Intellectual Property:

Rotaheat has been granted patents for our core technology in key geographical markets including UK, USA, Germany and France.