Maximizing Energy Efficiency with Inorganic PCMs: Tan90Thermal’s Safe and Effective Cooling for Buildings

by | Jul 4, 2024


With growing environmental challenges and increasing energy costs, finding efficient and sustainable ways to cool buildings is a top priority. Traditional HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems are essential for comfort but are known for their high energy consumption. Tan90Thermal’s innovative use of inorganic phase change materials (PCMs) offers a transformative approach to building cooling. These advanced materials not only enhance energy efficiency but also provide safe and effective cooling solutions that meet modern building management demands.

The Energy Challenge in Building Cooling

Buildings consume a significant portion of global energy, with HVAC systems representing a large part of this usage. Traditional cooling systems face several key challenges:

High Operational Costs:

Traditional HVAC systems require substantial energy, leading to high operational costs for building owners and operators.

Environmental Impact:

Cooling systems that rely on fossil fuels contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, exacerbating climate change.

Strain on Power Grids:

Increased demand for cooling during hot periods can strain power grids, leading to potential blackouts and higher energy prices.

Understanding Inorganic Phase Change Materials (PCMs)

Inorganic PCMs absorb and release thermal energy during melting and solidifying. They are effective for thermal management because they can store and release large amounts of heat at relatively constant temperatures. Inorganic PCMs, like salt hydrates and metallic alloys, have several advantages over organic PCMs:

Higher Thermal Conductivity:

Inorganic PCMs transfer heat more efficiently.


Unlike some organic PCMs, inorganic materials are non-flammable, enhancing safety in building applications.

Stability and Durability:

Inorganic PCMs maintain their performance over many thermal cycles, offering greater stability and longevity.

Tan90Thermal’s Advanced Inorganic PCMs: Revolutionizing Building Cooling

Tan90Thermal has developed advanced inorganic PCMs designed to maximize energy efficiency and provide effective cooling solutions for buildings. Here’s how these innovative materials are revolutionizing the industry:

Enhanced Energy Efficiency

Thermal Energy Storage:

PCMs store thermal energy during periods of low demand (e.g., night-time) and release it during peak demand (e.g., daytime). This reduces the need for active cooling, leading to substantial energy savings.

Peak Load Reduction:

By shifting energy use away from peak periods, PCMs help reduce peak load demands on power grids. This not only lowers energy costs but also mitigates the risk of blackouts.

Improved Temperature Regulation

Stabilizing Indoor Temperatures:

PCMs buffer indoor temperature fluctuations, maintaining a more stable and comfortable indoor climate. This is especially beneficial in buildings with varying occupancy levels and external temperature conditions.

Enhanced Comfort Levels:

More consistent temperatures improve overall comfort for building occupants, reducing complaints and enhancing productivity in commercial settings.

Safety and Reliability

Non-Flammable Materials:

Inorganic PCMs do not catch fire, making them safer for building applications.


These materials are stable and reliable over many thermal cycles, reducing maintenance needs and ensuring long-term effectiveness.

Real-World Applications and Success Stories

The application of Tan90Thermal’s advanced inorganic PCMs in real-world settings has demonstrated their effectiveness in enhancing energy efficiency and providing reliable cooling solutions:

Commercial Office Buildings:

A large office building in Europe integrated Tan90Thermal’s PCMs into its HVAC system, reducing energy consumption for cooling by 25% and improving indoor temperature stability. This resulted in substantial cost savings and higher employee comfort and productivity.

Residential Buildings:

A residential complex in North America adopted Tan90Thermal’s PCM technology, reducing energy use for cooling by 20% and achieving more consistent indoor temperatures. Residents reported higher comfort levels and lower energy bills.

Data Centres:

A data centre in Asia implemented Tan90Thermal’s PCMs to manage thermal loads more efficiently, reducing cooling energy consumption by 30% and improving temperature regulation, ensuring the reliable operation of critical IT infrastructure.

Future Directions: Smart Cooling Systems and Renewable Integration

The future of building cooling lies in integrating smart technologies and renewable energy sources. Tan90Thermal’s inorganic PCMs are well-suited to these advancements:

Integration with Smart Technologies:

The combination of IoT (Internet of Things) technologies with PCM-based cooling systems can create intelligent, adaptive systems that optimize energy use in real-time.

Real-Time Monitoring and Control:

Smart sensors can monitor indoor and outdoor temperatures, adjusting PCM performance dynamically to maintain optimal conditions.

Synergy with Renewable Energy:

Combining PCMs with renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, can enhance the sustainability of building cooling systems.

Solar Cooling:

PCMs can store excess thermal energy generated by solar panels during the day and release it at night, providing continuous cooling and reducing reliance on grid electricity.

Wind Power Integration:

Wind-generated electricity can power cooling systems that use PCMs, further reducing the carbon footprint and enhancing energy efficiency.

Expanding Access and Adoption

To maximize the impact of Tan90Thermal’s advanced inorganic PCMs, efforts should be made to expand access and adoption across various sectors and regions:

Partnerships and Collaborations:

Collaborating with governments, industry stakeholders, and NGOs to promote the adoption of PCM technology in buildings.

Educational Initiatives:

Raising awareness and providing education on the benefits and applications of PCMs to building owners, architects, and engineers.

Incentive Programs:

Developing programs and financial support to encourage the adoption of energy-efficient cooling solutions, especially in regions with limited energy resources.


Tan90Thermal’s advanced inorganic PCMs represent a significant breakthrough in the quest for more efficient and sustainable building cooling solutions. By enhancing energy efficiency, improving temperature regulation, and ensuring safety and reliability, these innovative materials address the critical challenges faced by traditional HVAC systems.

Real-world applications in commercial, residential, and data centre settings highlight the transformative potential of PCM technology. As we look to the future, the integration of smart technologies and renewable energy sources promises even greater advancements in building cooling efficiency and sustainability.

Expanding access to PCM technology through partnerships, education, and incentive programs will be crucial for meeting global cooling demands in an environmentally responsible manner. In an era of increasing energy challenges and environmental concerns, Tan90Thermal’s inorganic PCMs offer a path forward that combines innovation, efficiency, and sustainability, setting a new standard for building cooling solutions.

By embracing these advanced materials, we can create buildings that are not only more comfortable and cost-effective to operate but also more aligned with our global sustainability goals. Tan90Thermal’s commitment to revolutionizing building cooling through advanced inorganic PCMs is a testament to the power of innovation in addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time.