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sizeing radiation

Dan467 Member Posts: 11
If i have the edr of a convector suplied with 180 degree water how do i convert it to btu output 0f a boiler? Also sq ft of radiator to btu out put?


  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,684
    edited June 2011

    The square footage x 150 for the btu output at 170* average water temp. The boiler will generally have 3 ratings: input; output (input x efficiency); and I+B+R (output x .85). This final number allows for a 15% piping loss. Actual loss may be more or less depending on piping material, length of run, pipe insulation, water temp, etc.
    Bob Boan
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  • Dan467
    Dan467 Member Posts: 11
    sizing radiation

    thanks for the sq foot info how about edr?
  • EDR

    At 180 degrees, each EDR equals 170 BTU's.
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