- you are planning to install a heating/hot water system supplied from a variety of heat sources;
- you carried out thermal performance improvement of your building without changing the heat source, we have a central heating boiler with a power greater than the building’s heat demand;
- the heat source is a boiler for solid fuels such as wood, straw or coal;
- the system is equipped with a boiler powered by electricity – using a night tariff.
- run the boiler with maximum efficiency;
- use smaller diameter pipes in systems powered by solid fuel boilers;
- freely use ALU-PEX type pipes in your central heating system “downstream from the buffer tank”;
- limit the frequency of boiler use;
- occasionally run the boiler in transitional periods with full thermal comfort.
Several conditions must be met for a system with a buffer tank to work with a maximum effect:
- The system with a buffer tank must be properly configured and designed.
- The size of the buffer tank must be properly selected for the building and the boiler.
- The buffer tank should be able to store water with the highest temperature possible.
- The buffer tank should be well insulated and placed in a room limiting heat loss or such in which the heat lost by the buffer tank remains in the building.
- The central heating system should be properly adjusted hydraulically.
- he central heating system supplied from the buffer tank should be very well controllable (low thermal inertia)
- Radiators used in the system should operate effectively in a wide temperature range of heating water.
- Connection of several heat sources: an economic one – solar panels, solid fuel boiler, heat pump or a fireplace, with a comfortable and practical one – gas boiler, electrical boiler
- Storing thus obtained heat in a well insulated buffer tank (or group of buffer tanks)
- Distribution of heat from the buffer tank for the needs of central heating through properly designed, constructed and adjusted system equipped with radiators optimised for this system
- Additional heat from the buffer tank can be used for domestic hot water.
- solid fuel boiler (or a system of heat sources) + buffer tank (tanks) a system with a significant (variable in the case of several tanks) total weight with the function of producing and accumulating the produced heat energy.
- final heat buffer a building accumulating heat (well insulated) with its equipment, and these buffers in between.
- Quickly reacting system equipped with radiators with a small total weight – e.g. REGULUS®-system – receiving an optimum amount of heat from the first system and dosing the heat as required to the premises in accordance with their demand, i.e. the heat balance
A system consisting of 50 Regulus radiators – weight of the system = radiators – 350 kg, weight of water – 35 kg – total = 385 kg
A system consisting of 50 panel radiators with the same capacity – weight of the system = radiators – 2165 kg, weight of water – 345 kg – total = 2510 kg
A system consisting of 50 pipe radiators – old type – weight of the system = radiators – 3750 kg, weight of water – 1000 kg – total = 4750 kg
- Possibility of supplying central heating systems and heating domestic water.
- Safe and efficient combination into a single system of heat sources with different operating characteristics (a highly controllable modern gas boiler with a solid fuel boiler which is rather limp and operates in different parameters).
- Effective use of unconventional sources of energy (e.g. solar panels, heat pump) along with traditional ones in heating and manoeuvring them depending on weather conditions and the building’s needs.
- Safe and effective combination in a single system of the fireplace with a water jacket (working in an open system) with a more practical gas or electric boiler (working in a closed system).
- Operation of the central heating boiler at optimal parameters, excess energy is stored for use when needed
- Separating the optimised collection of heat generated from its precise distribution.
- Lower frequency of “charging” the buffer tank resulting from the economic operation of REGULUS®-system radiators (precise collecting of heat from the buffer tank).
- Lower frequency of “charging” the buffer tank resulting from effective operation of REGULUS®-system radiators as the water temperature in the buffer tank decreases (large heat dissipation area and the materials used)
- Possibility to “charge” the buffer tank using low-temperature sources (heat pump, solar panels in winter) resulting from the effective operation of REGULUS®-system radiators in low parameters (large heat dissipation area and high rate of heat dissipation – Cu+Al).