Window for Ice Storage Tank

Hydrosight just finished a underwater viewing window. The window will be used in an Ice Storage Tank in the basement of a building in Hamburg, Germany. The building will be used as a student residence for the nearby university. Our client, HochTief AG, is the largest construction company in Germany.


About the window: The medium sized window is about 100cm viewing diameter. The ice tank, that bares the porthole, is made of concrete only. The tank does not have an additional waterresistant layer. Therefore Hydrosight type water-stop was choosen. The window will be casted into the building in the next weeks.

Schellerdamm 1 in Hamburg Harburg - The building with an Ice Storage Tank

About Ice Storage Tanks This technology can be found in campus-wide air conditioning or chilled water systems of large buildings. Air conditioning systems are the biggest contributors to peak electrical loads seen on hot summer days. In this application, a standard chiller runs at night to produce an ice pile. Water then circulates through the pile during the day to produce chilled water that would normally be the chiller’s daytime output. Underwater windows can be used for visual control of the ice.
Source Wikipedia

more on the project and on the architects Limbrock-Tubbesing (in German)

Categories: Germany, Industrial, News and Examples, Round, waterstop
Created: 21 June 2014
Last Modified: 29 July 2014

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