Saturday, 6 October 2018

HALES ENERGY ARRAY - DISPLAY AND TESTING -26TH SEPTEMBER 2108


  
    AFTER A RAPID  BUILD AND LEARNING  PERIOD ON HOW TO ENCLOSE AND SUPPORT 250M OF 32MM PIPEWORK WITH A 1.5M CUBE.

 THE FIRST HTA250 WAS DELIVERED TO TRINITY BUOY WHARF ON THE SIDE OF THE RIVER THAMES READY FOR A WORKING TRIAL.    THIS WAS TIMED TO BE VIEWED BY THE SOME 400 PEOPLE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE BY THAMES CLIPPER BOATS AT THE NEW 100 FOOT AND 600 TONNE  PONTOON NEWLY INSTALLED INTO  TBW PIER THIS SUMMER.
   
    BELOW ARE A SELECTION OF PICTURES TO SHOW THE SIMPLE TEMPORARY  FORM OF DEPLOYMENT.




     AFTER DELIVERY TO SITE BY OTHER SPONSORS, THE HTA250 WAS DEPLOYED ON THE BEACH AT LOW TIDE AND CONNECTED THEN TO FLOW AND RETURN PIPES UP TO THE 6KW KENSA HEAT PUMP UNIT.    AS A WORKING DISPLAY THE CLIENT HAD A HOT WATER CYLINDER COMPLETE WITH A BUFFER TANK TO SHOW HOT WATER OUTPUT AS WELL AS A LARGE AMOUNT OF 22MM PIPE-WORK COILED BEHIND A PARK BENCH TO REPRESENT A UNDER FLOOR LAYOUT.  A DISPLAY BOARD AND AN ENGINEER FROM HALES WATER TURBINES LTD WAS ON HAND TO EXPLAIN THE NEW GROUND SOURCE SYSTEM, IT'S POTENTIAL AND THE LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ETC.
 ON COMPLETION OF THE OPEN DAY EVENT AT TRINITY BUOY WHARF, THE SYSTEM WAS DISMANTLED THAT EVENING AND PLACED IN STORAGE, READY FOR FULL INSTALLATION AT A LATER DATE.

HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAVE PLANS TO START PRODUCTION OF THE FULLY STAINLESS STEEL HTA250 UNITS AT THE END OF NOVEMBER 2018.

SOME OF THE IMPORTANT DETAILS ON THE HTA250 UNITS.

SIZE -   1.5M X 1.5M X 1.6M

WEIGHT   -  412 KGS

OUTPUT  -  7 KWS +

PRESSURE TESTED  -  7 BAR (100 psi )

RECYCLE ABILITY  - 100 %

PRODUCE WARRANTY -  5 YEARS

EXPECTED WORKING LIFE - 25 -50 YEARS

HTA250 UNIT COST  - £ 5920 


NEW GROUND SOURCE PROJECT UNDER TEST

 

  HALES ENERGY ARRAY

 

  After detailed discussions with a client and sponsor in London, Hales Water Turbines Ltd undertook a development program to expand the potential areas of primary heat collection for Ground Source Heat Pumps.

As seen in the pictures below, ground source heat pump can already source their primary heat requirement from below ground or from still waters, such as lakes, using the KENSA  pond mat units. 

The Hales Energy Array is design to operate in any flowing water source, be it fresh water rivers or coastal waters , any flow of water greater than 0.2 m/s to provide the continual replacement of heat/cooling to the primary coils.   The Marine grade 316 stainless steel framing, strong enough to support the standard 250m x32mm pipework system within and protect from any debris within the waters, will provide an expected 25 -50 year life span. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 To keep with the brief to produce a product 100% recycle-able, even the cable ties used are fully nylon 66 grade. 

The working prototype shown above is just a 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.6m cube, but the total length of the "slinky" coil is contained within with controlled spacing around each face of the pipework to allow full thermal replacement al all times.

These HTA's have been designed for all modular deployment, when bolted together with the flow and return pipework joined by a manifold above, the 7 Kw unit capacity can be expanded to meet any Heat Pump system capacity.  Our client is looking to deploy 4 units to supply a 30KW KENSA heat/cooling unit on the Thames.

An operational test is planned for the 26th September 2018 at Trinity Buoy Wharf  on the Thames in conjunction with the Open Day  celebration of  20 years as  a Arts and Innovation Centre,

See the following Blog.


 

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

NEW PROJECT FOR HALES WATER TURBINES Ltd

  WHILE HALES WATER TURBINES LTD IS STILL IN TALKS WITH A POTENTIAL CLIENT IN THE CHANNEL ISLES TO DEPLOY A WORKING 5 - 10 KW HALES DUCTED TURBINE TO SUPPLY POWER TO A LARGE BATTERY STORAGE UNIT,    HWT HAS ALSO BEEN CONTACTED BY INTERESTED PARTIES FROM AS FAR AFIELD AS SOUTH AFRICA, IRAN AND FRANCE.  ALSO MORE LOCALLY FROM PROJECTS PLANNED FOR WALES AND CUMBRIA.

REGARDING THE NEW PROJECT WITH OUR MAJOR SPONSOR AND CLIENT AT TRINITY BUOY WHARF,  WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO PRODUCE A FULL WORKING UNIT OF THE NEW HALES TIDAL ARRAY (HTA) SO IT CAN BE DEPLOYED AT THE WHARF READY FOR THE SITE'S OPEN DAY ON THE 26TH SEPTEMBER 2018 TO CELEBRATE  20 YEARS OF OPERATION AT THE SITE, LOCALLY KNOWN AS "CONTAINER CITY".

  THIS NEW GROUND SOURCE METHOD OF DEPLOYMENT HAS BEEN PATENTED BY HWT AND HAS ALREADY HAD SEVERAL LETTERS OF INTEREST.

THIS NEW  FORM OF PRIMARY GROUND ENERGY SOURCE PIPEWORK , CONTAINING OVER 250 METERS OF PIPE-WORK, THE STANDARD AMOUNT OF EACH 5 Kw "SLINKY" LOOP OFTEN BURIED BENEATH THE GROUND OR PLACE IN LAKES ETC.

ALL THIS LENGTH OF PIPE-WORK CONCENTRATED WITHIN A 1.5m X 1.5m PROTECTION CAGE.

THESE HTA UNITS ARE PLANNED TO BE ON THE MARKET, CONSTRUCTED IN STAINLESS STEEL BY NOV 2018. 

 

Thursday, 21 December 2017

MATERIALS THEFT DAMAGES HALES TURBINE PROJECT

A theft of a large amount of stainless steel materials which included the three 1MX1M turbine prototype units have been stolen from a secure storage area.
    The loss of these three prototypes , which had been programmed into a exciting coastal deployment Project in 2018 is a great loss. These units would have been used to confirm the best ways to deploy/maintain/ and recover these Tidal Stream Turbines in very turbulent coastal waters, once the D/M/R  systems have been confirmed then new 316 marine grade turbine units would have been manufacture and deployed.
The business partners in this project have requested costings to replace the stolen units with 2 units in 316 stainless and rework the project program.

 

Local Police investigating have made an arrest, but believe the materials have been sold as scrap metal items at a fraction of their value, which has been valued at above £100,000, due to the detailed research work over the  past 8 years in collaboration with Kingston University and the costly special test tank build and testing in Hastings.

The loss of the prototypes and future project planning will be discussed in a meeting called for by the site developers in January 2018.





Monday, 25 September 2017

HALES WATER TURBINES IN PURCHASE TALKS

   AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF DETAILED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TO UNDERSTAND AND BRING FORWARD THE BENEFITS OF USING A REACTION FORM OF TURBINE TECHNOLOGY TO HARVEST RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM LOWER RANGE OF TIDAL STEAM FLOWS WHICH ARE FOUND AT A LARGER AMOUNT OF LOCATION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD,  HWT LTD IS NOW IN TALKS WITH INTERESTED PARTIES TO FUND THE MARKETING AND SITE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DUCTED MODULAR VERSION OF THE HALES TURBINE.
   THESE TALKS ARE AT THE EARLY STAGE AND MAY INCLUDE A CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THE COMPANY TO FULLY SHOW ITS POTENTIAL.
  AS MANY PEOPLE ARE SLOWLY STARTING TO FURTHER UNDERSTAND THE POTENTIAL OF TIDAL STREAM ENERGY AND THE NEED FOR A STRONG, ROBUST BUT EFFECTIVE, SLOW ROTATIONAL TIDAL TURBINE CAPABLE OF OPERATING IN TURBULENT COASTAL WATERS, SO THE REACTION FORM HALES TURBINE IS RECIEVING MORE INTEREST.

THE ORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM ARE EXPECT TO ACT STILL AS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS AS THE LARGE  RANGE OF POSSIBLE TIDAL SITES BECOME AVAILABLE.



    INTERESTING TIMES AHEAD FOR THE RENEWABLE WORLD.
   

Sunday, 9 July 2017

GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR SLOW-WATER TIDAL FLOWS


    AFTER MANY YEARS OF GOVERNMENT RESEARCH FUNDING INTO KINETIC TIDAL STREAM DEVICES SUCH AS THE STANDARD  HAWT PROPELLER LIFT FORM OF TURBINE, ALSO THE DARIUS  AND GORLOV FOIL TYPE TURBINES, IN BOTH THE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL AXIS FORMS, THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW PROVIDED 200K GBP, THROUGH THE ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL ( EPSRC) TO THE SOUTH WALES UNIVERSITY, SUPPORTED BY SOUTHAMPTON AND STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITIES.                   
    THIS FUNDING IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF EXTRACTING MEANINGFUL AMOUNTS OF ENERGY FROM LOW VELOCITY TIDAL FLOWS, IN THE RANGE OF 1.0 M/S -2.0 M/S, SOMETHING HALES ENERGY LTD AND HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAS BEEN DOING FOR SEVERAL YEARS.  TIDAL FLOWS IN THESE RANGES PRODUCE BETWEEN 0.5 KWs AND 4.00 KWs IN EVERY SQUARE METRE OF THE WATER COLUMN WHICH COVERS ALMOST 80 PERCENT OF UK WATERS, GREATLY EXPANDING THE POSSIBLE TIDAL TURBINE DEPLOYMENT SITES. 
SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY HAS ALREADY DONE RESEARCH WITH A PONTOON SUPPORTED WATER WHEEL DEVICE.



  
THE WATER WALL TURBINE DEVICE SUPPORTED BY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT IS SIMILAR BUT IS TARGETED FOR SHELTERED ESTUARY DEPLOYMENT.
   HALES TURBINES LIMITED HAS CONTACTED THE PRINCIPLES OF THIS NEW RESEARCH PROGRAMME AND OFFERED ACCESS TO INFORMATION GATHERED ON OPERATION OF REACTION TYPE TIDAL TURBINES WHICH INCLUDES THE VERTICAL AXIS DUCTED HALES TURBINE SEEN BELOW.


      
 (VIDEO CLIP SHOWING PRIMARY FLOW TANK TESTING OF HALES TURBINE WITHOUT DUCTING AT UCL, LONDON.)
HALES WATER TURBINES LTD IS IN TALKS WITH THIS PROJECT TEAM ABOUT OFFERING A 1MX!M   PROTOTYPE MODULAR  UNIT HELD IN STORE TO DISPLAY/OPERATE TOGETHER WITH SOME TEST EQUIPMENT, TO HELP THIS PROVE THE POTENTIAL OF TIDAL STREAM ENERGY AT THIS FLOW RANGE.

 

Monday, 5 June 2017

HALES TURBINES NOW TRADEMARKED



  AS THE HALES TURBINE DESIGN IS BROUGHT FORWARD TO MARKET AND IS BECOMING WELL KNOWN  AROUND THE WORLD, HALES ENERGY Ltd HAS FILED THE TRADE NAME  "HALES TURBINE".
  THIS WILL BE INDICATED ON ALL FURTHER PAPERWORK.





   THE HALES ENERGY LOGO HAS ALSO BEEN FILED AND AWAITING CERTIFICATION.