The high radiation quotient leads to direct heat exchange between the cold surfaces of the beam and the warm surfaces in the room. The radiation quotient for Carat is approx. 35% of the total emitted cooling effect. This is a high quotient, compared to conventional finned battery beams, which have a radiation quotient of approx. 5%.
Direct heat exchange, through a high quotient of radiation to the room surfaces, and a high cooling effect, even at lower room temperatures, allows a large amount of cold to be stored efficiently in the building structure during low-load periods. The overall result is that Carat gives off more cooling energy during a 24-hour period than a finned battery beam. This means that a lower room temperature can be achieved.
Carat is a chilled beam that absorbs heat by both radiation and convection. By optimising the beam's radiation quotient, output has been increased by 50% compared to finned battery beams, without increasing the risk for drafts.
Carat is based on a method that is unique in the world: in a cold-rolling process, the copper pipe is connected by metallurgical bonding to a gilled aluminium sheet. The energy transfer between the cooling surface and the water circuit is made more efficient, which results in a high cooling effect per surface unit. The technology for the metallurgical bonding of copper and aluminium renders galvanic corrosion impossible.
Carat is available in widths from 31 cm to 84 cm. The length can vary from 1.2 m to 6.0 m.
Carat provides a high cooling effect per surface unit, which leads to resource-efficiency and a low weight for the product. Carat is made of 100% recyclable materials.
The water pipes are made of copper. Nevertheless, the water should be oxygen-free to prevent corrosion.