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TECHNICAL

INSTALLATION
MANUAL
FOR THE
SOLAR SYSTEM

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Since 1979, due to continuous
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as the strongest Greek solar competiton n the European solar energy market.
In the last years DIMAS SA has started to
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Southern Mediterranean countries, investing
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natural resources are diminished, is required
from us to take a turn in solutions friendlier to
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TECHNICAL INSTALLATION MANUAL FOR THE SOLAR SYSTEM TABLE OF CONTENTS INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MOUNTING OF THE SUPPORT BASE ON TILT ROOF Page 4-5 DESCRIPTION OF THE PLUMBING ASSEMBLY BETWEEN THE WATER TANK AND COLLECTOR ON TILT ROOF Page 6-7 INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MOUNTING OF THE SUPPORT BASE ON FLAT ROOF Page 8-9 DESCRIPTION OF THE PLUMBING ASSEMBLY BETWEEN THE WATER TANK AND COLLECTOR ON FLAT ROOF Page 10-11 INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MOUNTING OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM ON FLAT ROOF Page 12-13 TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS – DIMENSIONS – WEIGHTS OF SOLAR SYSTEMS Page 14 TYPES OF SOLAR SYSTEMS / PROPORTION OF ANTIFREEZE LIQUID – WATER Page 14 TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WATER TANK Page 15 TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COLLECTOR Page 15 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DIAGRAM OF AUXILIARY HEATING RESISTANCE (DOUBLE ENERGY) Page 16 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DIAGRAM OF AUXILIARY HEATING RESISTANCE AND COPPER TUBE COIL FOR EXTERNAL THERMAL SOURCE (TRIPLE ENERGY) ORIENTATION OF SOLAR SYSTEM Page 17 INSTALLATION OF 6 SOLAR SYSTEMS ON LINE DIMENSIONS OF SOLAR SYSTEMS Page 18 INSTALLATION OF SOLAR COLLECTORS ON LINE (20sq.m.) Page 19 .

04 min 900mm - We screw the stainless steel straps to the oblong wood or flooring as at (photo 1) and we leave the one side out of the tiles.INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MOUNTING OF THE B F A 3. We reposition again the tiles as they were and we screw the external side of the stainless steel straps (F) on the vertical long bracket supports (A-A) of the support base (photo 2) with the plastic hatch on the . 1080mm (D1-D2). We begin from the lower part of the support base by raising the tiles and positioning the stainless steel straps (F) between and under the convex of tiles with a distance between them of a min. at least 200mm in the same distance and length between them.800 mm minimum photo 1 A photo 2 A photo 3 DÅ We first check that the height of the pitch roof from the highest top until the lower part of the solar system is at least 3800mm-minimum. 900mm and max.

05 . When we have finished with the vertical long bracket supports (A-A) we position and screw at their lower part the horizontal support angle (C) of collector as at (photo 4) and at their upper part the horizontal support angle (B) of water tank-collector (photo 5 ).SUPPORT BASE ON TILT ROOF C photo 4 B A photo 5 C max 1080mm A DÇ top side (photo 3) We repeat the same process on the upper side of the support base with the difference that: ATTENTION: We first screw the stainless steel straps (F) on the top of the vertical long bracket supports (A-A) as at (photo 6) after we have raised the tiles. then we screw the stainless steel straps (F) to the oblong wood or flooring as at (photo 1) and we photo 6 reposition again the tiles as they were before.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PLUMBING ASSEMBLY BETWEEN THE 05 06 01 07 09 11 12 10 02 02 13 14 24 03 13 15 17 04 14 13 06 18 16 13 15 13 15 .

WATER TANK AND COLLECTOR ON TILT ROOF 08 12 19 13 20 16 13 13 18 01 Solar water tank 02 Water tank’s support angle 03 Solar Collector(s) 04 Collector’s support angle 05 Hot water supply (outlet) 06 Brass Tee ó" 07 Pressure relief valve of hot water supply ó" 08 Pressure relief valve female ó" (closed circuit) 09 Cold water supply (inlet) 10 Cold water expansion control valve with non-return and pressure relief valve (7 bars) 11 Cold water outlet from water tank to collector (closed circuit) 12 Brass angle / 3 4" Male-Female 13 Permanite washer (fibre) 14 Long stainless steel tube with brass raccor 15 Brass nut male 16 13 22 23 / / 34 " 17 Brass screw plug Male / 3 4" circuit) 3 4" 16 Brass nut female 18 Brass angle / 3 4 (closed / 3 4" Male-Female 19 Inlet of hot water from collector to water tank (closed circuit) 20 Short stainless steel tube with brass raccor / 34 (closed circuit) 21 Brass interconnector 3/ 4 "(only for the connection between 2 or 3 collectors) 22 Brass reducing hexagon bush / 3 4 "- ó" 23 Spherical switch with special nozzle for plastic pipe. for the filling of the closed circuit with thermal fluid. 04 24 Protection side cover of aluminium for the flow tube 07 .

We insert the cutting bevel part of the vertical 08 shorter bracket support (D) in the slot of the back side of the long bracket support (A) as at (photo 1). . We assemble the "X" diagonal braces (E) with screw and back nut at the middle hole and then we adjust them at the back side of the vertical shorter bracket support (D) with screw and back nut as at (photo 5). We screw well the metallic corners (G) at the side parts of the vertical shorter bracket support (D) as at (photo 2) using the (oval) longer hole.INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MOUNTING OF A photo 1 B D E D D G G A photo 2 A F photo 3 We place the metallic small plate (F) at the backside of the long bracket support (A) at the lower part as at (photo 3) and screw it tight.

and screw it on the long bracket supports (A) being careful that the notch and the screw are the middle ones as at (photo 4). we drill the holes at the flooring with twist drill of 10mm and we insert the plastic sockets and long screws with washers as at (photo 2) and (photo 3) 09 . F We have to take care that the solar support base has the correct orientation (see page 17) and when we have installed the collector/s and the water tank on it. We apply the same procedure for the lower horizontal support angle (C) of collector as at (photo 6).THE SUPPORT BASE ON FLAT ROOF B A photo 4 D E A photo 5 C C photo 6 We place the horizontal support angle (B) of the water tank-collector as at (photo 4).

DESCRIPTION OF THE PLUMBING ASSEMBLY BETWEEN 05 07 01 06 02 11 03 12 13 09 10 14 24 25 17 13 15 04 14 13 18 10 16 13 15 13 15 .

for the refilling of the closed circuit with thermal fluid.ó" 23 Spherical switch with special nozzle for plastic pipe.THE WATER TANK AND COLLECTOR ON FLAT ROOF 08 19 13 12 13 16 13 20 13 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 18 Solar water tank Water tank’s support angle Solar Collector(s) Collector’s support angle Hot water supply (outlet) Brass Tee ó" Pressure relief valve of hot water supply ó" Pressure relief valve female ó" (closed circuit) Cold water supply (inlet) 10 Cold water expansion control valve with non-return and pressure relief valve (7 bars) 16 13 22 23 11 Cold water outlet from water tank to collector (closed circuit) 12 Brass angle 3/ 4 " Male-Female 13 Permanite washer (fibre) 14 Long stainless steel tube with brass raccor 3/ 4 “ (closed circuit) 15 Brass nut male 3/ 4 " 16 Brass nut female 3/ 4 " 17 Brass screw plug Male 3/ 4 " 18 Brass angle 3/ 4 " Male-Female 19 Inlet of hot water from collector to water tank (closed circuit) 20 Short stainless steel tube with brass raccor 3/ 4 “ (closed circuit) 21 Brass interconnector 3/ 4 "(only for the connection between 2 or 3 collectors) 22 Brass reducing hexagon bush 3/ 4 ". 24 Protection side cover of aluminium for the flow tube 25 Protection middle cover of aluminium between the collectors 11 .

and when we finish we use properly the plump level in order to check that our collector(s) is/are aligned. We place one edge of the transparent special plastic tube (L) at the refilling valve that is . Afterwards we position the metallic corner supports of collector(s) (H) as at (photo 1) that we have to insert them first in the aluminium frame of the collector and then screw them in the jam nut M8 that is placed to the horizontal support angle.INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MOUNTING OF THE N 08 H photo 1 μ ∞ J photo 3 photo 2 12 K We first position the water tank on the top of the support base of the solar system and then we install the collector(s) being careful that the index arrow of the sticker on the side of each collector points downwards.

and finally we place the boiler security straps (M) (photo 5) that we have to screw in the jam nut M8 at the front side of the horizontal B support angle and the back side of the long bracket support A-A. as long as we have checked very carefully all of the connections for any possible leakages. At the end. Then we start filling up the closed circuit (loop) with the thermal fluid of the bottle and when it will be finished we continue filling it up with water until the water tank will run over from the tube at the side (N-08). which means that all of the air has come out. the closed circuit is filled up and we can screw the security valve finally. as long as we have already lifted the bottle and the plastic tube (L) at the same height with the water tank (photo 4).THE SOLAR SYSTEM ON FLAT ROOF M L photo 5 photo 4 installed at the lower side of the collector(s) and the other edge at the filler neck of the bottle. 13 . we position the protection side cover of aluminium (J) as at (photo 2) and the protection middle cover of aluminium (K) in case of 2-3 collectors as at (photo 3).

25 2.WEIGHT π¡√à 4.00 5.50 -25 2. ONE BOTTLE OF THERMAL FLUID CONTAINS 1 kg (0.50 7.2 (lt) TOTAL SURFACE AREA (m2) 2 mÇ 2. OF COLLECTORS 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 SOLAR SUPPORT BASE WEIGHT 34 kgr 35 kgr 38 kgr 38 kgr 40 kgr 40 kgr 44 kgr SOLAR SYSTEM TOTAL WEIGHT EMPTY 121 kgr 137 kgr 148 kgr 172 kgr 186 kgr 194 kgr 237 kgr 160 160 200 2 mÇ 2 .70 3.75 3.75 3.20 3.50 4.00 4.00 2.50 1.50 1.50 5.965LIT).20 3.50 6.95 3.9 (lt) 5.6 (lt) 4.00 -20 2.20 3.9 (lt) 4.50 3.90mÇ SOL+200 2mÇ SOL+200 4mÇ SOL+250 4mÇ SOL+300 4mÇ SOL+300 6mÇ THERMAL FLUID Kg WATER Kg THERMAL FLUID Kg WATER Kg THERMAL FLUID Kg WATER Kg THERMAL FLUID Kg WATER Kg THERMAL FLUID Kg WATER Kg THERMAL FLUID Kg WATER Kg THERMAL FLUID Kg WATER Kg -5 1.2 (lt) 6.00 8.00 8.00 7.70 2.50 5.2 (lt) 6.70 1.50 6.9 (lt) 5. DON’T USE MORE THERMAL FLUID THAN THE QUANTITY THAT IS REQUIRED The closed loop solar systems with a few modifications can be used as open loop solar systems.90 mÇ 2.50 4.50 7.20 3.6 (lt) 4.25 NOTES: 1.9 (lt) 4.00 -10 1.75 7.70 2.4 (lt) 6.75 6.00 7.45 3.20 2.6 (lt) 4.TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS – DIMENSIONS – WEIGHTS OF SOLAR SYSTEMS SOLAR TYPE SOL+ 160 SOL+ 160 SOL+ 200 SOL+ 200 SOL+ 250 SOL+ 300 SOL+ 300 WATER TANK ((DIMENSIONS) 1320x530 mm 1320x530 mm 1320x580 mm 1320x580 mm 2050x530 mm 2050x580 mm 2050x580 mm WATER TANK (EMPTY WEIGHT) π¡√à 48 kgr 48 kgr 56 kgr 56 kgr 68 kgr 76 kgr 76 kgr CLOSED CIRCUIT .8 (lt) 6.00 3.90 mÇ 4 mÇ 4 mÇ 4 mÇ 6 mÇ COLLECTOR TYPE S+2000 S+2900 S+2900 S+2000 S+2000 S+2000 S+2000 No.50 3.50 7. 14 .70 3.00 9.00 2. 9 0 mÇ 1000 cm 1450 cm 1450 cm 200 2 mÇ 250 2 mÇ 2 mÇ 300 2 mÇ 2 mÇ 2150 cm 2150 cm 300 2 mÇ 2 mÇ 2150 cm 2 mÇ 2 mÇ 3300 cm TYPES OF SOLAR SYSTEMS / PROPORTION OF ANTIFREEZE LIQUID – WATER MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ÆC SOL+160 2mÇ SOL+160 2.20 2.50 3.50 2.50 2.75 6.45 3.70 2.50 5. 2.00 8.00 4.70 2.00 4.00 1.50 4.20 3.00 5.00 5.6 (lt) 4.50 4.70 3.50 6.50 8.50 -15 2.00 4.20 2.00 5. 9 0 mÇ 2 .2 (lt) WATER TANK (EMPTY WEIGHT) GLASS 57 kgr 57 kgr 65 kgr 65 kgr 76 kgr 83 kgr 83 kgr CLOSED CIRCUIT WEIGHT GLASS 4.20 2.

5.0 2.5 2.BACK INSULATION: Rockwool with aluminium foil 40mm thickness.47 1. EPDM rubber & adhesive tape 08 07 08 01 Collector Type 04 S + 2000 S + 2500 S + 2900 1250x2000x100 1450x2000x100 2.2 thickness 3mm enameled according to DIN 4753 Teil3.5mm & Headers 22x0.m 4.50mm thickness 3. 04 01 15 .79 2. density 50kg/sq.BACK PLATE: Aluminium 0.COLLECTOR FRAME: Anodized aluminium profile 2.9 39 46 52 1. 5.HEAT EXCHANGER: Stainless Steel AISI 316L HiMo thickness 1mm or Steel UST 37.ABSORBER PLATE: Copper strips 0.1 Dimensions (mm) 1000x2000x100 Collecting surface m2 Collector Weight (kg) Thermal Fluid weight (kg) 06 06 08 08 07 03 03 05 02 Note: Due to continuous improvement of the products the manufacturer keep all the rights for any changes of the technical specifications without any prior notice.GLASS COVER: Tempered prismatic glass (Mistlite) 8. density 40kg/m3 3.ABSORBER RISERS: Copper strips 10x0.20mm (Selective or Painted treatment) 6.5mm enameled according to DIN 4753 Teil3.EXTERNAL CASING: Stainless Steel cover AISI 304BA thickness 0.2 thickness 1.INNER TANK: Stainless Steel AISI 316L HiMo thickness 2mm or Steel UST 37.INSULATION: Polyourethane thickness 60mm.WATER PROOFING: Black silicone IG. density 50kg/sq.HEATING ELEMENT: Electric resistance 4000W – 230V 6.m.TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WATER TANK 1.CORROSION PROTECTION: Magnesium anode bar 01 03 05 02 06 04 TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COLLECTOR 1.SIDE INSULATION: Rockwool 20mm thickness.70mm 7. 4.5mm or Anodized aluminium 2.

39.= earth. and when we are sure that we have made the correct installation we place and screw the hutch (43) back to its position. If you need you can change the temperature levels yourself by using the temperature regulator (30). 42. Thermostat DOUBLE ENERGY 29.ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DIAGRAM OF AUXILIARY HEATING RESISTANCE 28. 40. The thermostat (28) 35 which is connected to the electric resistance 36 33 (33) is already adjusted to 60ÆC. 31. 43. As long as we have inserted the electric cable (41) from the slot of the protection hutch for the electric resistance (43). 44. Then we screw the terminals of the electric cables very well in order to avoid any sparking such as L = power – N = Neutral -― –. Notes: ñThe power of the electric resistance is 4000W – 230V ñThe electric installation must be made only by a licensee electrician ñThe electric resistance can be delivered with copper tube coil for external thermal source upon request (39) ñDon’t ever use the electric resistance if the water tank is empty because it will be destroyed. 35. 37. 38. 36. Temperature regulator Earth terminal Electricity conductors Electric resistance Conductor joint Metallic support for the electric joint Sealing flange of the electric resistance Hatch of the electric resistance Thermostat socket Copper tube coil for external thermal source Magnesium anode bar Electric wire Sealing rubber of the hatch Protection hatch of the electric resistance Sealing rubbers of the inlet-outlet copper tube coil 43 42 41 31 28 29 32 30 36 38 33 40 32 – If we are 100% sure that the supply of electric power is off we unscrew the 34 37 screws on the hatch of the electric resistance (43). Thermal security switch 30. 16 . 41. but we recommend not setting it more than 75ÆC. 33. The thermal security switch (29) in order to be activated the red button must be pressed. we connect the cables on the conductor joint (34) and we place them at the correct position as shown at the electrical diagram. 32. 34.

44 43 TRIPLE ENERGY 39 42 41 36 38 39 33 40 ORIENTATION OF SOLAR SYSTEM The thermal performance of the solar system is optimized when is mounted facing South (when we are in the Northern hemisphere). If we increase the surface of the solar system. S SE SW E W N 17 . with minimal or no impact to the annual thermal performance. ATTENTION: We will exactly do the opposite when we are at the Southern hemisphere. the solar system can be oriented up to 90o South East or South West. by using larger collectors or adding one more collector. The actual performance however is minimal decreased when the system is oriented less than 45o degrees South East or South West.

OUTLET OF HOT WATER 2.90mÇ) 2120 2150 1450 SOL+200 (4mÇ) 2120 2150 2150 SOL+250 (4mÇ) 2160 2150 2150 SOL+300 (4mÇ) 2160 2150 2150 SOL+300 (6mÇ) 2160 2150 3300 TYPE H L w 18 .The diameter of tubes must be the same for the cold and hot water net in order to have the correct pressure drop. DIMENSIONS OF SOLAR SYSTEMS ∏ (mm) L (mm) W (mm) SOL+160 (2mÇ) 2120 2150 1000 SOL+160 (2.INSTALLATION OF 6 SOLAR SYSTEMS ON LINE DN 20mm (3/4”) DN 20mm (3/4”) DN 20mm (3/4”) DN 20mm (3/4”) DN 25mm (1”) DN 20mm (3/4”) DN 20mm (3/4”) DN 20mm (3/4”) DN 32mm (1 1/4”) DN 25mm (1”) DN 32mm (1 1/4”) INLET OF COLD WATER 1.All of the tubes that we will use for the installation must have the same length and geometry.90mÇ) 2120 2150 1450 SOL+200 (2.

m. 3.INSTALLATION OF SOLAR COLLECTORS ON LINE (20sq. 2. 4. OBSTRUCTION GATE VALVE COLLECTOR SENSOR THERMOMETER AUTOMATIC RELIEF VALVE 19 .) 3 4 4 2mÇ 2mÇ 2mÇ DN 25mm (1”) 2mÇ 2 3 1 DN 25mm (1”) 4 4 2mÇ 2mÇ 2mÇ DN 25mm (1”) 2mÇ 2 1 4 DN 20mm (3/4”) DN 32mm (1 1/4”) 3 4 2mÇ 2mÇ 2 2mÇ 2mÇ DN 32mm (1 1/4”) 1 INLET OF COLD WATER OUTLET OF HOT WATER 1.

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