Presentation on theme: "1 Radiant 101 Low Temp Distribution for High Efficiency Applications Tom Meyer CSME, GGP, CBCP, QCxP, EBCP Director, Government and Professional Development."— Presentation transcript:
1 Radiant 101 Low Temp Distribution for High Efficiency Applications Tom Meyer CSME, GGP, CBCP, QCxP, EBCP Director, Government and Professional Development
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 Learn to integrate radiant- low temperature distribution high efficiency applications into training. Objective 1
8 Integrated Systems Hydro-Air Systems Air/Water Heat Exchangers Water/Air Heat Exchangers
9 Common Processes Load calculations Distribution planning Zoning Others?
10 Introduction to the radiant side. 10 Objective 2
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 Hydronics These fluids are then circulated throughout a series of pipes or tubes to produce a desired room temperature.
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 Old School Non-condensing boiler Single speed pumps Single zone Baseboard
15 Principal Components Heat Source Distribution System Radiator/Heat Exchanger
22 Advantages Efficiency of heat transfer Size of distribution systems Cost of operation Durability of system Comfort
23 Disadvantages More expensive - first cost Designer skills Installer skills Service skills
24 Provide the resources to include radiant technologies in classrooms. Objective 3
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 Your training program must teach the building is a SYSTEM not a collection of unrelated components.
27 Suggested Sources Bell & Gossett Little Red School House Zurn Taco Wirsbo Manufacturer Proprietary Software
28 Ted Lowe Executive Director Radiant Panel Association firstname.lastname@example.org www.radiantpanelassociaton.org email@example.com www.radiantpanelassociaton.org