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Steamed BAS

Therm_lag Member Posts: 30
Most times central conditioning systems in residential buildings provide heat at times when no occupants are present.  And in most rooms occupancy follows a regular schedule.  Shutting off radiators, perhaps with a manual valve that does not permit air venting (between radiator and air vent) might be acceptable in some circumstances.  I suppose a quarter-turn ball valve would be OK.

An automated valve that linked to room or central control might also limit steam supply to times a room is occupied and to a selected  temperature.    I am interested to hear of experience placing steam terminals under BAS control by shutting off the vent rather than the main valve.

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,710
    edited April 2010
    I believe

    Danfoss or Honeywell, can't remember which, make electrically-operated actuators for TRVs. These could be wired to be controlled from a BAS.

    If I find the old thread where this was discussed, I'll post the link.

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