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How is outside temp compare with flow water temp is done in Heating system?

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    Tan Wei How

    There is a comparator that compare outside temperature and water temperature that is flowing to the radiators.  How is the temperature being compare?  Suppose the temperature outside is 10C, the water is 60C, the heater system will continue to pump hot water.  Let say the temperature outside is 10C, the water is 70C, the heater system still continue to pump hot water.  When the heater system will stop?


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    Lucifer Prescott

    A hot water heating system is in general designed for a maximum heat load at minimum design outdoor temperature.


    The outdoor design temperature used depends on national codes, standards and meteorological data valid for the actual location.


    It is common to use an outdoor design temperature that is the statistically lowest temperature for a given period (commonly used are periods of 3 days or similar). Most of the time the outdoor temperature will be significant higher – with a required heat load for the heating system to deliver significant lower – than the maximum designed heat load.


    Therefore, most of the year heat emission from radiators and heating elements are reduced by lowering the mean surface temperature of the heating elements by


    reducing the water flow through the radiators, or

    reducing the water temperature to the radiators, or

    both reducing flow and reducing temperature through/to the radiators

    Keeping the hot water design temperature constant through the heating season makes the modulating control valves on the heating elements to perform mostly outside their design range. Modulating valves do not perform very well with a reduced flow at nearly closed positions. By reducing the water temperature at higher outdoor temperatures as shown in the diagram above the modulating valves will operate in their design range with much better performance.

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