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Measure Oil Consumption in Apartment
Plummah Member Posts: 2
Have a customer with a 3 unit apartment with five monoflow loops. The boiler is a Buderus G215-5. Unit 1 has one zone, unit 2 has three zones and unit 3 has four zones. Except for unit 1 each monoflow loop has at least two zones using Taco zone valves and relays. Any suggestions how the oil usage could be calculated for each loop or zone?
perhaps you could install an hour meter for each zone (valve/motor) .. then you will know how many hours each zone ran... from there, you should be able to back calculate the amount of oil used per hour TOTAL and split it based on the hours/zone.
i have a simple hour meter installed on my boiler, very cheap (under $20 each) and very easy to install see picture: http://picasaweb.google.com/jpf321/Fitzgibbons400Boiler?authkey=Gv1sRgCNOPnfifvI7MNA#5415686969374511410
good luck, let us know.1-pipe Homeowner - Queens, NYC
NEW: SlantFin Intrepid TR-30 + Tankless + Riello 40-F5 @ 0.85gph | OLD: Fitzgibbons 402 boiler + Beckett "SR" Oil Gun @ 1.75gph
installed: 0-20oz/si gauge | vaporstat | hour-meter | gortons on all rads | 1pc G#2 + 1pc G#1 on each of 2 mains
Connected EDR load: 371 sf venting load: 2.95cfm vent capacity: 4.62cfm
my NEW system pics | my OLD system pics0
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