Thermal Storage

thermal storage

Mibec specialise in the specification and supply of buffer and accumulator tank solutions for all aspects of renewable energy systems such as biomass boilers and wood burning stoves, heat pumps and solar powered water systems. Mibec can help to specify a buffer tank, thermal store or solar hot water cylinder to suit any project, no matter how large or small. Mibec have a large portfolio of tanks and accessories including Cordivari and Mibec M-spec and premium ranges, suitable for all requirements, including buffer tanks from a simple 100 litre product for use with solar heating, to a 10,000 litre tank which may have large commercial or industrial applications, or heat storage accumulator tanks from 200 litres to 18,000 litres.

Buffer tanks and accumulator tanks are both types of thermal store; the difference between them is in the way they are used. A Buffer tank retains heat for later use and can supplement an appliance when demand is high or store heat when demand is less. Stored heat can be immediately accessed without the appliance needing to get up to temperature; this can be very useful for maintaining a more constant output. An accumulator goes further than this as it will store all the heat produced by an appliance during an extended period working at full rate and then gradually releasing the heat over the day, because of this accumulator tanks tend to be bigger than buffer tanks. Whether a buffer tank is required for a solar or heat pump project, or an accumulator tank for a wood fired biomass boiler application, Mibec can give knowledgeable, yet impartial advice on the right tank for you.

The Mibec range of tanks are manufactured in accordance with latest European Standards and are CE marked where applicable. The range of products shown on this site can also be tailored to meet individual needs, tanks can be simple buffers or accumulator tanks, or can have solar coils fitted, or utilised to connect to existing gas or oil systems. Most tanks in the buffer or accumulator range can also be fitted with electric immersion heaters, to provide back-up power when needed.

Many tanks can also provide domestic hot water if required. This is typical of our ‘tank in tank’ range or the Eco Combi (EC1 & EC2) range, which has a dedicated fast recovery stainless steel coil, for fast production of hot water. The Eco Combi range has also been designed to effectively link wood fired boilers or wood burning stoves to existing gas, oil or even heat pump systems. Please view the dedicated pages for specific tank information, as well as the full range of Mibec accessories.

Mibec can supply buffer tanks, and accumulator tanks throughout the UK and Ireland to trade customers, or can help with individual projects. Many products are held in stock in the UK, for immediate despatch. Mibec are committed to helping you select the right product for your project, and can happily give help or advice on your requirements.

Please feel free to email or call our support department on 0330 053 8880 where one of our trained advisers will be happy to help you source the right buffer tank, or renewable energy solution.