- Damping orifices;
- Presets of thermoregulation valves;
- Shut-off valves;
- Distributors with flow control.
The heating medium (water) is the carrier of heat. Imagine that one molecule of water delivers one portion of heat. This means that the more water molecules flow through the radiator, the more heat will be delivered to this radiator. If a little amount of water flows through a large radiator, it will not heat well! Therefore, the amount of medium flowing through must be adequate to the radiator of any size.
From the boiler, a specified quantity of water is pumped into the circuit by means of a circulating pump. This water needs to be properly divided to all radiators in accordance with their heating demand (size). The circulation pump installed in the supply line pumps water into the circuit, and sucks it back on the return line. This means that after passing through each radiator, the water returns to the boiler.
Examples of poor operation of the system which is the result of a lack of or poor hydraulic balancing are plenty. Defective, uneven flow of hot water through radiators results in that the entire system does not cool water sufficiently, does not collect the appropriate amount of heat from it.
Water which is too hot returns to the boiler… The boiler overheats and works inefficiently. The whole heating process is not optimal, and even ineffective and inefficient. The premises are heated unevenly, and thermal comfort is unsatisfactory. Hydraulic balancing applies to systems with all types of radiators, as well as underfloor heating.
REGULUS ®-system radiators have a very low water capacity and low weight.
This is a particularly important feature in modern, controllable and programmable heating systems.
Small water charge in the heating system + low weight of radiators – small thermal inertia of the system – low cost of bringing the system to the temperature required for effective operation – easy energy saving by briefly lowering the temperature in heated rooms.
- due to the low water capacity and rapid heat dissipation, radiators should be used in systems with forced circulation;
- the system should be built avoiding unnecessary bypasses, and above all “traps” entrapping air and impeding the circulation of the heating medium;
- the system should use a gradation of pipe diameters in order to obtain the correct hydraulic resistance distribution and uniform circulation of the heating medium through all radiators or adjustable distributors;
- radiators must always be installed horizontally;
- REGULUS®-system radiators are compatible with electric, gas, oil and solid fuel boilers equipped with automatics (subject to the applicable provisions specifying the conditions for the construction and operation of such systems);
- after installation, the system should be filled very slowly with the heating medium (avoiding turbulent flow) and carefully vented;
- after careful venting of the system and performing a leak test, perform the “hot” adjustment. It is usually performed by the installer. Users with appropriate knowledge can perform the adjustment themselves. This is usually done by presetting thermostatic valves (it is also possible to create orifices in the system or to throttle the flow on shut-off valves). After successful adjustment, the system should run evenly and quietly, and the boiler should turn on rarely for longer periods of time.
WARRANTY – 25 years.