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System Fluid Experiment..
As many of you may already know on a regular basis we have to deal with the infiltration of Oxygen into closed loop systems due to ether a none existing barrier, Improper tube selection during construction, Improper Manufacturing of the barrier or improper piping designs..
If the system components are not able to withstand these unfavorable conditions we experience a Premature deteriorating process of system components i.e given:Circulating pumps//Valves/Zone valves/ Controls/ Boilers/Water heaters Heat exchanges.....
If this problem goes undiagnosed and system component are just replaced for the alike(Dumped into the system) it can even cause a entire system to have a "Cardiac attack" or a no flow condition due to Clogged In-floor tubing...
As sediment settles in the Tubing this also increases the operating cost due to a bad heat transfer.. This can be very frustrating for everybody involved and gives the Radiant heating industries a Bad Name!
Due to the above Mentioned Issues some of the Europeans are starting to enforce system Fluid maintenance requirements....Which is a positive, Energy conserving thing...
As for the Experiment and experimentation:
We are looking to set up a Visual Glass type piping system which will enable us to check the performances of different types of Cyclonic/Magnetic/Sacrificial filtering systems and rate them according to performing under different conditions.
Does anyone have a good source for this Glass type pipe and fittings?
Other suggestions and recommendations are also very appreciated..
Thanks,The Heatmeister Group.....Richard Graves