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indirect for radiant

hr
hr Member Posts: 6,106
be in there for a separation of non barrier tube from the boiler. Basically an indirect is just a heat exchanger.

They are often used in systems that have very small "micro" zones to help ease boiler cycling.

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  • m dewolfe
    m dewolfe Member Posts: 92
    indirect

    Is there any big advantage to using a indirect off of a boiler to feed several zones of radiant. I saw an instalation today with two superstores side by side one for domestic hw and one for 4 zones of radiant. My boss says that this is done all the time to boost capacity and to cut back on boiler cycling..looks like a lot of extra hardware to me..any thoughts?
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,039


    Sounds like one is used as a buffer tank. It adds mass to the system and reduces short cycling of a oversized boiler or a boiler short cycling on a warm day.

    Tim
    Just a guy running some pipes.
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