Today, let’s look at a couple of selections and how the tank sizes and costs may vary based on location and type of tank selected. Our examples are shown in figures A & B. In each case we will use a system volume of 1500 gallons of water with a supply temperature of 200°F and 20°F ΔT. The system is 60 feet high and in each case the maximum pressure is 50 PSIG. [Read more…]... READ MORE
Now we understand the difference between expansion and compression tanks as described in the R. L. Deppmann Monday Morning Minutes of 1-9-12 and 1-16-12. What happens to the formula results when comparing these two types of tanks? In part 1 of this series, we introduced the formula for tank sizing. The denominator of the equation was: (Pa /Pf) – (Pa /Po) [Read more…] ... READ MORE
[Continuation from last week’s MMM] Let’s assume we have a SIX story health care building and the heating system is 90 feet high with a 180 degree supply temperature. The pump and boilers are on the first floor. The BRYAN boilers selected come with 125 PSIG relief valves. Let’s also assume that the pump has a capacity of 800 GPM at 100 feet at design. [Read more…]... READ MORE
Maximum pressure in a hydronic system depends on a number of variables. Last week we used an example to introduce the maximum pressure at the expansion tank. Let’s look at a couple more examples. EXAMPLE TWO: Figure 1 shows a one line diagram of a heating system with a boiler and pumping system. [Read more…]... READ MORE
Last week the Monday Morning Minute introduced the expansion and compression tank formula. We described the numerator as the tank acceptance. The formula is (Ef – Ep) X Vs where Vs is the system volume and (Ef – Ep) is the expansion of the fluid minus the expansion of pipe. Let’s review some of the required data. [Read more…]... READ MORE
We could entitle the next dozen weeks as: TANKS-A-LOT. (Sorry). Over the next few months, the Monday Morning Minutes blog will examine expansion and compression tank sizing. We will also tackle some more advanced issues in the selection and troubleshooting of closed system expansion tanks. Tanks are often selected using software programs such as the Bell and Gossett ESP-Plus™ selection program. [Read more…] ... READ MORE