In an adiabatic system
, outside ambient air is pulled across coils to remove heat when outside ambient temperatures are cool enough.
Design Rule Checking (DRC) and the circuit structure extraction are performed on the layout view of the adiabatic system
When designing an adiabatic system
, careful consideration must be made to the entering air temperature and humidity conditions; since the process occurs at almost constant enthalpy, the air must be warm enough to absorb enough moisture in order to achieve the desired space relative humidity.
Solaroli's patented system, which he unsuccessfully pitched to numerous companies before getting a shot with Fountain, creates an adiabatic system -- principles similar to how a refrigerator or air conditioner work.
Adiabatic systems are not new, but until Solaroli's design changes, they were not practical due to early ignition, compression and other problems.
In this work we show how a conventional design-flow based on and an adiabatic standard-cell library and semiautomatic tools allow the quick and easy design and verification of a complex an adiabatic system
, without losing the energy reduction benefits.
The Adiabatic system
is environmentally safe with no ozone depleting or toxic chemicals.
A notable feature of the system is that with a small valve package at each molding machine, the system can modulate the water temperature at each press individually and with up to 40% lower energy than with an adiabatic system
plus dedicated chillers at each machine.
Unlike isothermal systems that boil water to make steam, adiabatic systems
do not boil water to produce steam.
Also, the ground below does not accumulate large amounts of water, like other traditional Adiabatic systems
But unlike other adiabatic systems
, the water mist does not directly contact the cooling coils, so no scale buildup occurs.