The company Regulus-system as a longtime and full-fledged participant of market of heating technology, draws attention to the problem immensely important for the proper understanding of the differences between the various groups of heaters. We believe that current classification of central heating radiators, which is constantly reproduced without a second thought, is outdated and should be updated due to the introduction of many new technologies and heating techniques.
Heaters should be divided with regard to their mode of operation and according to the details of construction:
I. Radiation heaters:
II. Radiation-convection Heaters:
3. pipe (this subgroup includes Regulus-system radiators);
floor or wall mounted
III. Convection heaters:
Our proposal results from problems which are caused by current division of heaters, a division that is pushing our products into the group of high-temperature convection heaters which is a definitely untrue. It is hard to polemize with stereotypes lingering on for years. Below is the fragment of the text from the Installation Guide “MURATOR” from 2008: “Regulus heaters (…) do not fit into traditional nomenclature of heaters. They are neither ribs, nor panels, and they also aren’t convector heaters by definition. Admittedly their construction is similar to convector heaters, but in the manner of the work are definitely closer for panel heaters”.
From the research results conducted by ITGiS (Institute of Heating and Sanitary Technology) in Radom, we know that thermal characteristics of REGULUS-system heaters, are characteristics typical for radiation heaters. All definitions are describing the convector heater as: „heater made up of finned steel or copper pipes (and here formal resemblance to REGULUS-system heaters ends), put in the tin casing. The casing of the convector heater is cold, as a result of the complete lack of the contact with the heating system”. Meanwhile in REGULUS-system finning of pipes constitutes both their front and back. This fact causes, that the surface has the intensive participation in the process of the warmth exchange (radiation). Even after total cutting of the air flow through the inside of the heater, it is still heating with its lateral surface and is heating strongly!”
REGULUS-system heaters do not fit into divisions so far proposed for types of heaters. Anachronistic nomenclature is making it impossible to reliably compare our products with other. Change is necessary for educational-information purposes. In classification we propose, REGULUS-system heaters should be in a group of heaters with the mixed way of heat exchange, by radiating and convection at the same time. Proportion of participation of these two ways depend on temperature of the heating factor. We emphasize the great usefulness of REGULUS-system heaters in the low-temperature heating.