For over 30 years, we have strived to provide more efficient tank-heating designs.
Columbus'Coil is a concept that redefines our views on tank heating and cargo tank heating specifically. By utilizing the vast capabilities of modern computing means, we have finally been able to prove the concept and offer Columbus'Coil, a line of brand new, more efficient tank-heating coil designs.
In a nutshell, the working principle is simply determined by the position of the heating coils within the tank.
Contrary to traditional designs, in which the heating coils are uniformly extended over the bottom of the tank, Columbus'Coils are concentrated in the narrow area in the middle of the bottom of the tank, slightly asymmetrically positioned between the tank's inner and outer walls. In addition, the coils are vertically arranged, in a multitude of heating tube levels, making it a compact and convenient heating structure.
Arranged in that way, Columbus'Coils are characterized by the following features:
Our flagship Columbus'Coil Model B conveniently combines the most important features of a new tank-heating concept: a small form factor, simplicity, favorable thermal efficiency, and ease of installation, cleaning, and maintenance.
Columbus'Coil Model C stretches new tank-heating concept features to the limits.
When the height of the heating coil bundle is a concern, Columbus'Coil Model DX conveniently combines the favorable features of the conventional and new tank-heating designs.
Columbus'Coil Model EX shares the benefits of the Model DX design, further extending its efficiency and the consequential saving of the required heating coil area.
Further arrangements, all based on the basic Columbus'Coil concept, are also possible.
The Columbus'Coil patent has been granted by the Korean Intelectual Property Organization (KIPO) in 2020. Afterward, in 2021, both Japan Patent Office (JPO) and China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) granted patents, too. More information may be found in the records of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO):
|Multi-level coil bundle for efficient cargo tank heating|
Journal of Marine Science and Application 20(2021), 467-476. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11804-021-00215-0
|Circulation-enhanced tank heating using shallow profile coil bundles|
Journal of Marine Science and Application 19(2020), 234-245. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11804-020-00149-z
|Vertical arrangement of coils for efficient cargo tank heating|
International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering 11(2019), 662-670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnaoe.2019.02.004
|Cargo tank heating using vertically arranged heating coils|
23rd Symposium on Theory and Practice of Shipbuilding SORTA 2018, Split, 27-29 September 2018, University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.
|Numerical analysis of tank heating coil heat transfer process|
In: Guedes Soares, et al. (Eds.), Towards Green Marine Technology and Transport, CRC Press, London 2015.
|Computer aided design and analysis of tank heating|
Brodogradnja 35(1987)4, 193-202. (in Croatian)
A note on the numerical results
All the numerical results provided herein are based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations performed by using the same standard set of input data, comprising:
In addition, the provided numerical comparisons are based on the conventional heating coil arrangement depicted above.