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What’s The Right Heat Exchanger Pressure?

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HeatingHelp
HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 650
edited March 2020 in THE MAIN WALL

A shell-and-tube heat exchanger is nothing more than a bundle of copper tubing inside a steel container. There are four places to connect pipe: Steam goes in one; condensate comes out another. The other two tappings are for the supply and return water for the radiators. The exchanger itself doesn’t know what to do until we bring it what it needs.

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  • Jackmartin
    Jackmartin Member Posts: 196
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    I have lost track of the number of times I have tried to pound the idea of steam pressure into some of these people. The one that really gets to me is the "expert" setting the cutout at five pounds and the cut in at five pounds and they can not understand why the apartment house has the windows open when it is minus forty. The really sad part these experts are in their fifties and they are teaching apprentices, not good. Be Blessed Jack