In this article I will show you how to calculate and design a heating pump with only few data. This calculation method is mostly used in existing buildings, because technical data is hard to find or not available at all. In a small example calculation I show you that the calculation of a heating pump is easier than you think. Afterwards we will design a heating pump using the example and choose the right model for our application. [Read more…] about Design of a heating pump with example calculation
Heating system provides comfort and warmth in buildings during the cold season. Since heating is a very complex system, you will find many interesting articles on heating and energy systems in this category. From hydraulic balancing, heat generation, heat distribution and heat emission to legal obligations and regulations, there have already been many and detailed articles about heating technology. I will continue to develop these, in order to offer you a comprehensive overview of heating technology. In the following the articles published so far are once again clearly listed:
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The head of a heating pump is not as easily explained in one sentence as you might think – or maybe it is? Here is a definition attempt from Wikipedia:
“In fluid dynamics, Total Dynamic Head (TDH) is the total equivalent height that a fluid is to be pumped, taking into account friction losses in the pipe.” Total dynamic head – Wikipedia
I think this definition is a bit confusing and therefore I would like to explain the term “head” for pumps a bit easier. [Read more…] about What is pump head?
The thermostatic radiator valve (TRV) is also called thermostat or thermostatic valve. In this article I introduce you to the function of a thermostatic radiator valve. First of all, however, a differentiation must be made, because a thermostatic radiator valve consists of two components: the thermostatic head and the radiator valve. [Read more…] about How do Thermostatic Radiator Valves Work?
In this article I will explain what hydronic balancing is and which steps are necessary to balance a heating system. For the term hydronic balancing the term hydraulic balancing is often used. Hydraulic balancing is relatively simple. [Read more…] about What is hydronic balancing?
In this article I explain what a heat pump system is and how it works. In a heat pump system, the heating water is forced to circulate in a heating circuit with a circulating pump. The circulation pump can be installed in the flow pipe (FP) or in the return pipe (RP). However, it has become generally accepted to install the pump in the flow pipe. If you can’t imagine a circulating pump, you will find a modern circulation pump in Fig. 1. [Read more…] about What is a Heat Pump System?