14. Are there values for energy consumption/efficiency of temperature control units?

No. Energy consumption depends upon the application. A few criteria include:

  • Duration and number of heat-up phases (depends on: consumer weight, e.g. injection mould, number of consumer changes due to small series, production interruptions, etc.).
  • Layout of the consumer (heating, cooling, or thermal equilibrium, i.e. practically neither heating nor cooling during production).
  • Unit-specific criteria: Heat-insulation (“good” for heating, “poor” for cooling), pump efficiency (heat generation).

The only thing that can be said about the minimum energy consumption of a temperature control unit is that it is the sum of the power consumed by the pump motor and the control system.

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