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Hot Water Tanks

What is a Hot Water Tank?

The hot water tank is used for storing hot water for space heating or domestic use and is one of the most widely used thermal energy storage solutions. Cold water will enter at the bottom of the tank and is then heated. If the hot water tank is not used in connection with a solar panel application, the tank will have a built-in burner system either gas or electrically powered. When hot water is needed elsewhere, it is called for and leaves the tank from the top. As the water level in the tank drops, is fills with more cold water and the process repeats itself. The hot water tank serves as a buffer to increase the system efficiency even during peak periods to secure optimal user experience.

Heat storage in water is still unbeaten regarding simplicity and cost and therefore hot water tanks are found in basically any building construction.

 

How is a Hot Water Tank Application Optimized?

With proper balance, a hot water tank may reduce heating costs by 20% while protecting the indoor temperature and domestic water and thereby increasing human wellbeing. FlowCon recommends the following solution to a hot water tank installation:

Hot Water Tanks with Pressure Independent Control (PICV)

The PICV will react to system pressure changes and regulate the flow of water to required flow by adjusting the actuator position. This helps the system to be accurately controlled even with pressure changes and reduced loads.

 

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FlowCon recommends the following PICV:

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