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HPM April 2015

UNDERFLOOR HEATING UPONOR DEMYSTIFIES THE RETROFIT MYTH, POLYPIPE HELPS INSTALLERS CHOOSE THE BEST SYSTEM FOR A PROJECT AND NU-HEAT OFFERS FIVE REASONS TO FIT UNDERFLOOR HEATING Thanks to Timóleon, residents will enjoy a comfortable living environment with low running cost at The Racecourse Newbury, a development of luxury houses and apartments. The three-storey townhouses are being constructed to achieve high insulation standards, while underfloor heating systems from Timóleon's range have been specified in order to help optimise heat delivery. There are four different house types to choose from, the largest type, a three-storey townhouse of which there are six, has an entrance hall, dining area, cloakroom and one of the bedrooms on the ground floor, all served by six 16 mm pipe loops. The 384 metres of PE pipework is installed in the Clip Plate system and connected to one of Timóleon’s Axios manifolds. Another six-port manifold on the first floor serves two more bedrooms along with the lounge and main bathroom, consuming a further 320 metres of 16mm PE pipe. These are served by a five-port manifold and 250 metres of pipe in five coils, with installer, Turnpike Plumbing and Heating, switching to Timóleon’s Staple System to hold the pipe down over the insulation on both of the upper floors. In total, each of the six town houses are heated by 950 metres of the high transmittance pipework. Across all of the 16 houses on this exclusive estate there will be more than 13,000 metres of pipework and over 40 Axios manifolds consumed, including several nine-port models. Danfoss unveils new UFH thermostat Danfoss has launched a new range of energy saving room thermostats specifically designed for use with water-based underfloor heating systems (UFH). By providing control over room temperature, the BasicPlus2 room thermostats optimise the UFH system’s energy consumption, while maintaining a comfortable temperature. Part of Danfoss’ family of 230V room thermostats, the new UFH range features a contemporary design and comes in a choice of Dial, Digital Display and Programmable Digital Display models. Danfoss’ BasicPlus2 Dial room thermostat offers ease of operation by simply turning the dial to the desired set-point temperature. Designed for wall-mounting, this model in the new UFH range displays a green light while the thermostat is ON, but without heat demand. Offering additional functionality, the BasicPlus2 Digital Display and the Programmable room thermostats have a LCD display. They are also equipped with floor sensor terminals, enabling control of maximum floor temperatures to reduce the risk of overheated and damaged floors. Both models offer selectable room and floor temperature control modes, together with a programmable timer. The latter function allows users to set an energy saving lower set-back temperature when the standard room temperature is not required. Danfoss BasicPlus2 Digital Display and Programmable heating controls offer flush (in-wall) installation. The Programmable version has the added functionality of seven-day scheduling, offering optimum control of the UFH system for maximum efficiency and comfort. Myson’s ULOW-E2 proves an asset with UFH Myson claims its ULOW-E2 is proving popular with specifiers and installers for its efficiency and versatility in pairing with both renewable and conventional heat sources. Designed specifically to work with lower system temperatures, the ULOW-E2 has proved to be perfect for use in combination with underfloor heating, as well as on its own. Myson’s ULOW-E2, driven by E2-Technology, ensures heating systems are both effective and efficient. The ULOW-E2 uses E2-Technology to automatically switch between static and dynamic operation in a single heat emitter. Static operation allows the ULOW-E2 to operate as a traditional radiator, while dynamic operation will activate in-built fans, enhancing the heat output. E2-Technology ensures that operation will only ever activate when required, allowing the ULOW-E2 to combine the high heat output of a fan convector with the convenience of a radiator. Controls, which automatically switch between static and dynamic operation, enable the ULOW-E2 to provide heat when required. The in-built fans work silently, boosting the performance of the radiator through enhanced convection. Myson’s ULOW-E2 makes it possible to reduce the operating temperature of condensing boilers from 70ºC to 60ºC, allowing them to work at maximum efficiency in condensing mode, while maintaining the same level of comfort. Similarly, the system temperature of heat pump systems can also be reduced from 45ºC to 38ºC. Timóleon used in high end development enquiry number 150 enquiry number 151 enquiry number 149 HEATING & PLUMBING MONTHLY APRIL 2015 67


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