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Manufacture of a Hybrid Airconditioning System

Project description and overview:

Seeley International has developed a hybrid ‘Climate Wizard’ platform which integrates its patented ‘Microcore’ heat exchanger technology with heat pump technology. This combination addresses a major industry problem in high-value export and domestic markets. It is also one of the cleanest and most efficient forms of electric-powered heating and fresh air cooling.

This high efficiency system will reduce consumer energy consumption and peak demand on the electrical distribution network. It is specifically designed as a direct replacement (or retrofit) for existing HVAC systems and targets major market sectors in which escalating efficiency standards are being applied. Thus, rapid commercialisation will maximise potential to capture new and untapped revenue streams. Seeley’s commercial Climate Wizard products previously only competed in the cooling market. The introduction of a Hybrid unit will allow it to compete more competitively in new markets and new market sectors.

This project will support an accelerated production design and the development of an Australian-based automated assembly line. It will also support field trials and regulatory compliance activities which are necessary for market development and to overcome market barriers.

The CW-Hybrid HVAC platform consists of four major components:

  1. Design of an ultra-efficient HVAC product
  2. Building interface compliance
  3. Versatile control compatibility
  4. Regulatory energy-code compliance.

The Seeley CW-Hybrid platform is a disruptive innovation that offers an immediate solution to a widespread industry problem. It offers a ”plug and play” solution to enable customers to reduce their energy consumption by making the leap to a new technological paradigm. This technology is the first of its kind, has unrivalled performance characteristics, and is significantly different to previous concepts.

EXPECTED IMPACT

  • Increased spending on R&D
  • Increased collaboration with other manufacturers
  • Higher information and communication technology (ICT) intensity
  • Increased number of staff with science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills
  • Better qualified employees
  • Larger patent portfolio
  • Increased levels of automation
  • Newer equipment
  • Greater capital intensity
  • Higher marketing expenditure
  • Higher trade intensity
  • Large geographical reach

EXPECTED GROWTH

  • Seeley International forecast $20M in revenue over 5 years

EXPECTED JOBS

  • This project is projected to upskill and create an additional 24 jobs
Contributions:

Government Funds: $1,000,000 | Industry: $1,641,617

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