This research is aimed at finding the most suitable heating system for not continuous use in churches The heating system will be tested and developed also for a good energetic efficiency so that the technology will lessen the impact on the natural environment Churches preserve hllacl an hilNlCnSC nunbcr ol worl;s ol arl: pahllhgs on canvas or (ablcts, frcseocs, statues, dCcorations, ancicOt books, tapcSlrics and SO on. This patrUllony is olLcn al risk in absolulcly inappropria(e eonclitions ol heating, as nowadays pcoplc rcquirc a comtorlablc elimatc during the day of thc liturgy. Thc SMEs proposers are lool;ing forwarcl to cooperate in definin; and producing a healing syslem suilablc both lor people ancl worl;s of arl prcscrvccl in churches. Bcsicles they intend to clevelop a moniloring systen1 able lo cdescribe ambienl paramelers varialion, in orcler to avoid Ll1C arlclacls clamagc. Thc systcn1 will monitor paramctcrs sueh as tcmperalurc, humidity, indoor ventilation and hllrared and ultraviolet components in lighting systems. One of thc aims ol this projCct iS to stimulate the induslrial research and production h1 this field and arriVc at a global clemonslrative example (i.e. including heating, insulating ancl ambient monitoring) that will be scicnlifically evalualccl in orclcr to rCmoVc any doubt to whocvcr is intcresled to follow it. This research is aimed at finding the most suitable heating system for not continous use in churches. The heating system will be tested and developed also for a good energetic efficiency, so that the technology will lessen the impact on the natural environment Churches preserve infact an immense number of works off art:paintings on canvas or tablets, frescocs statues, decorations, ancient books, tapestries and so on. This patrimony is often at risk in absolutely inappropriate conditions of heating, as nowadays people require a comfortable climate during the day of the liturgy. The SMEs proposers are looking forward to cooperate in defining and producing a heating system suitable both for people and works of art preserved in churches Besides they intend to develop a monitoring system able to describe ambient parameters variation, in order lo avoid the artefacts damage. The system will monitor parameters such as temperature, humidity, indoor ventilation and infrared and ultraviolet components in lighting systems. One of the aims of this project is to stimulate the industrial research and production in this field and arrive at a global demonstrative example (i.e. including heating, insulating and ambient monitoring) that will be scientifically evaluated in order to remove any doubt lo whoever is interested to follow it.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards