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F] = Latent heat of fusion, Btu/lb W = Shot weight, lb t = cycle time, sec SPH = shots/hr = 3600/t, sec Q = energy flow rate, Btu/hr TABLE 2: Heat Capacities & Process Temperatures for Common Polymers Heat Capacity, Latent Heat BTU/lb- of Fusion, [degrees]F Btu/lb Amorphous Polymers ABS 0.
Advantages included compactness, and the fact that the latent heat of fusion of most PCMs was greater than their enthalpy change for a given step in temperature.
Glauber's salt remained in the short list since it has a high reported latent heat of fusion and thermal conductivity.