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1 Radiant 101 Low Temp Distribution for High Efficiency Applications Tom Meyer CSME, GGP, CBCP, QCxP, EBCP Director, Government and Professional Development.

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1 1 Radiant 101 Low Temp Distribution for High Efficiency Applications Tom Meyer CSME, GGP, CBCP, QCxP, EBCP Director, Government and Professional Development

2 2 Objectives 1. Learn to integrate radiant-low temperature distribution high efficiency applications into training. 2. Introduction to the radiant side. 3. Provide the resources to include radiant technologies in classrooms.

3 3 Learn to integrate radiant- low temperature distribution high efficiency applications into training. Objective 1

4 4 Competition Wet head

5 5 Competition Air head

6 6 Competition Scorched Air

7 7 Competition We cant afford to fight.

8 8 Integrated Systems Hydro-Air Systems Air/Water Heat Exchangers Water/Air Heat Exchangers

9 9 Common Processes Load calculations Distribution planning Zoning Others?

10 10 Introduction to the radiant side. 10 Objective 2

11 11 Hydronics Hydronics is a term that was introduced in the 1940s to refer to a system of heating or cooling of an internal area using fluids in either vapor or water form.

12 12 Hydronics These fluids are then circulated throughout a series of pipes or tubes to produce a desired room temperature.

13 13 Hydronics Although this official term was established in the 1940s, the process of using hydronics or "wet" materials to first heat, then later to cool, a home has been in existence for many years, beginning with the invention of cast iron boilers.

14 14 Old School Non-condensing boiler Single speed pumps Single zone Baseboard

15 15 Principal Components Heat Source Distribution System Radiator/Heat Exchanger

16 16 Heat Source Fuels Boilers Solar Geothermal

17 17 The system doesnt care where the BTUs come from.

18 18 Distribution Systems Piping PEX

19 19 Distribution Strategies Home run Ladder Injection Others?

20 20 Radiator Heat Exchanger Radiators Baseboard Floors Walls Ceilings Artwork?

21 21 Unique Applications Snow/Ice Melt Indirect Potable Water Heating Others?

22 22 Advantages Efficiency of heat transfer Size of distribution systems Cost of operation Durability of system Comfort

23 23 Disadvantages More expensive - first cost Designer skills Installer skills Service skills

24 24 Provide the resources to include radiant technologies in classrooms. Objective 3

25 25 Sources of Training Radiant Panel Association The ESCO Group Manufacturers* Others? * - Caution: Boiler, pump, control, component and PEX manufacturers know and tend to focus on their products way of performing.

26 26 Your training program must teach the building is a SYSTEM not a collection of unrelated components.

27 27 Suggested Sources Bell & Gossett Little Red School House Zurn Taco Wirsbo Manufacturer Proprietary Software

28 28 Ted Lowe Executive Director Radiant Panel Association

29 29 Questions?


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