Save Energy by Grabbing a Cool One - VideoWednesday 31st October 2012
If you want to drink a beer you grab a chilled one and enjoy - but if you are out and about, maybe on a boat or a camping trip and your beers or even cokes have started to warm and become unpalatable.
Your chill box will only keep things cool for so long, a 12v car fridge is no good if your car is a few miles away - so the dream is to have that chilled can and now you can!
ChillCan has been on the drawing board for 20 years since Mitchell Joseph set out to fulfill the dream of how to make a can of beer chill itself. The prototype worked but used HFC - 134a a greenhouse gas that is 1400 times more potent than CO2 - it worked but cost the earth!
Now Joseph has released his legal ChillCan which will cool a drink down to 30ºF (-1ºC) in three minutes. Saving energy, it is environmentally friendly and delivers a cold drink.
The ChillCan has a cylindrical chamber of high-pressure CO2 inside, which ends in a valve that extends through the base ending in a button. When you hit the button it creates a pressure differential and a valve opens releasing the CO2, which rushes out of the base of the can and out into the air.
As the gas expands, it absorbs heat from the surrounding liquid, lowering the temperature of the drink - saving energy which would be needed to cool it by standard methods.
The ChillCan is just rolling out and you can get an energy drink but not a beer - which must be a delight for joggers who can hit the button, run for another three minutes and then take a hit of a cold energy boosting beverage, but I am sure beer will follow soon.
Wednesday 31st October 2012