Radiant Heating Systems: Brazed Heat Exchangers for Radiant Floor Heating

Brazed plate heat exchanger for radiant heating

For the uninitiated in the world of radiant floor heating, all you have to do is to picture yourself standing on a beach on a sunny day to get a feel for what the experience is like. As the heat is circulated throughout the pipes underneath the floor surface, the interior of the room is heated rather than the air, saving you roughly 20-30% on energy costs throughout the year. You also have the added bonus of being able to put your furniture where you want to have it as you will not have radiators and you will not be subject to the problems that people experience with dust and allergens throughout the year that live in rooms that use fans and radiators.

Radiant floor heating comes with additional advantages too though. You will no longer have to put up with the familiar scenario of warm air rising to the ceiling and the cool air being left of the floor level. You can also ad noise reduction to your list of benefits as it is generally much quieter than traditional heating systems. As you move from room to room you will also be able to control the temperature of each room with individual thermostats.

If you want to have the advantages of having radiant floor heating you are going to need a brazed plate heat exchanger as it will be the job of this little appliance to transfer heat to your radiant floor loop indirectly from the boiler system. The “brazed” parts of these heat exchangers means that the layers that comprise the structure have been fused together making a sandwich of the layers. What you are left with is a powerful piece of kit that can transfer heat to your flooring from the boiler.

There are a number of advantages to using a brazed plate heat exchanger for the transfer of heat in this manner. For a start these components are small and lightweight making them easy to install and taking up less room where space is at a premium. If you use a brazed heat exchanger you will also have less deposit build up due to the high turbulent flow. Low fabrication costs and the ease with which you can clean these units are two other reasons that make these items so popular.

In addition to these benefits there are also marked advantages of using a brazed plate heat exchanger as opposed to a regular model. With a brazed plate heat exchanger the fluids to be heated are exposed to a much a wider surface area of the plate making the temperature changes happen lot faster and the transfer of heat a lot easier.

If you want to have more efficient temperature changes and a more powerful transfer of heat then, you will require a bigger model of heat exchanger in order to get the performance that you need. Choosing the correct brazed plate heat exchanger can also lead to savings in the cost of running the system later on, making them the obvious choice if you want to save money.

We offer high performance brazed heat exchangers for radiant floor heating. Our brazed heat exchangers are used widely in hydronic systems, including radiant floor heating, domestic hot water heating and snow and ice melting.