RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING SEMINAR

AN INTRODUCTION TO TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEMS

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SPEAKER AGENDA–

09.00 – 09.30 TONY HARBOUR, Technical Specifications Manager, REHAU Ltd.
09.30 – 10.00 RICK HUTCHINSON, Business Development Manager, MITSUBISHI Electric Europe B.V.
10.00 – 10.30 PAUL HEATLEY, Area Sales Manager, KAHRS Flooring
10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE / TEA Break
11.00 – 11.30 GARY AKERS, Technical Manager, St George West London
11.20 – 12.00 WILL GOLD, Design Engineer, REHAU Ltd.
12.00 – 13.30 Q&A session and Networking Lunch

RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING SEMINAR
AN INTRODUCTION TO TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEMS

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REHAU SURFACE HEATING & COOLING TECHNOLOGY
AN INTRODUCTION TO TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEMS

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES AGENDA • About REHAU • The UK UFH market • Introduction to Underfloor Heating & Cooling • Control Options • Floor types • PE-Xa pipe © REHAU .

1962 First UK Sales Office and Warehouse opened in Slough . 1995 Opening of the new headquarters in Ross-on-Wye .REHAU COMPANY HISTORY UK LOCATIONS Private Company . 1975 First Manufacturing Plant was opened in Amlwch . 1948 Founded in the Bavarian town of REHAU . 2012 REHAU celebrated its 50th anniversary trading in the UK © REHAU .

000 EMPLOYEES © REHAU .REHAU WORLDWIDE THINK GLOBALLY – ACT LOCALLY 6 CONTINENTS 174 LOCATIONS OVER 15.

Industry HOSES AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPEMENTS EXTERIOR. Solutions CIVIL ENGINEERING © REHAU . HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES. AIR Automotive MANAGEMENT & SEALING WINDOW AND CURTAIN WALLING Building TECHNOLOGY. BUILDING TECHNOLOGY. WATER MANAGEMENT.REHAU DIVISIONS UNLIMITED POLYMER SOLUTIONS FURNITURE.

UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING THE UK UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET • Wet & Electric UFH included • Market grown since 2009 • 5% of the UK heating market • £78m value in 2011 • Est. £90m value by 2016 • Non-domestic projects account for 51% share • Emphasis on small flats & apartments (49% share) • UFH can create up to 15% more space in the property © REHAU .

i. possible to obtain cooling directly from primary ground-source circuit. simple pump (no heat pump) © REHAU .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING ENERGY REQUIREMENTS • Energy requirements of a UK home can typically come from 40-50 W/m² • Average family home (120-160m² ) requires 6-7kW • Optimum flow temperature for heating from heat pumps (≈ 35-40°C) • Optimum flow temperature for cooling is ≈ 16°C.e.

High limit thermostat .Dwellings with total usable area up to 150m² .Boiler interlock .Dwellings with total usable area > 150m² .Time control .System temperature controls .Room temperature control .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING BUILDING REGULATIONS – DOMESTIC HEATING COMPLIANCE GUIDE Domestic Heating Compliance Guide .Weather compensating controls should be installed .Boiler control .Temperature control for each room .SAP rating © REHAU .

UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING BASIC PRINCIPLES Modes of heat transfer from human body © REHAU .

due to the heat lost from the human body being replaced in the same way Source: BSRIA APPLICATION GUIDE AG 12/2001 * © REHAU . the comfort level derived from Floor Heating is greater than by Convection.UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING BASIC PRINCIPLES Thermal Comfort / Radiant Heat Underfloor Radiators heating Radiation 60 % 30 % Convection Convection 40% 70 % Radiation Thermal comfort * Since majority of the heat lost from the human body is due to Radiation.

UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING TEMPERATURE PROFILES © REHAU .

Pressurise to 6 Bar © REHAU . Tape Edge Insulation . Site Manifold . Fit Edge Insulation . Reverse Spiral .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM INSTALLATION . Lay Circuit . Fill / flush . Tape Joints . Lay Floor Insulation . Prepare Building .

UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING BENEFITS OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING • Same comfort level at lower room temperatures > 15% to 30% potential saving in fuel costs* • Reduces wasted heat at ceiling height > lower heat load • Large heat emitter reduces heating water temperature > compatible with heat pumps / solar etc. no covers > very low security risk (prisons. • Vertical temperature profile close to ideal profile > increased comfort level • Even spread of heat across complete floor > high comfort level • Silent and invisible heating system > high comfort level • Air movement at a minimum > allergy friendly • No radiator grills > freedom in space design & safe • Virtually maintenance free system > no downtime • No ventilation shafts. public areas) * Source:SEAV – ‘Operating Costs of Gas Appliances’ & Choosing a heating system’ / BSRIA Application Guide AG 12/2001 © REHAU .

High solar gains .High internal gains through people .g.High internal gains through electrical equipment e.Higher insulation of building .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING WHY COOLING? . .Lower air leakage rates © REHAU . Over heating of residential buildings is even in UK climate conditions quite common for the following reasons: . TV’s. Computers/Laptops etc.

UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING PRINCIPLES OF UNDERFLOOR COOLING Thermal comfort of a person is determined by: • The person’s activity • The person’s clothes • Air temperature • Air speed • Air humidity • Surface Temperature Heat output of the human body occurs via three main mechanisms: RADIATION EVAPORATION CONVECTION © REHAU .

Heat gains © REHAU .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM DESIGN Important factors which effect the cooling output .System .Floor Construction .Pipe spacing .Floor covering .Pipe dimension .

Concrete (150mm) – 4 – 6 hr /1°C Screed systems TABS systems © REHAU .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING THERMAL MASS OF EMMITERS .5 hr/1°C .Plaster board 25 mm .Lower thermal mass .Screed (75mm) – 1 -1.Screed 65 mm .Concrete 150 to 200 mm .Higher thermal mass UFH system for joisted floors Chilled ceiling element .Chip board 25 mm .Typical response times .

15 0.01 Adhesive 2 0.007 Mortar Bed 10 1.4 12 0.011 © REHAU .05 Vinyl 5 0.01 Ceramic Tiles/ 10 1.001 Thin Mortar Bed 2 1.017 0.2 0.23 0.4 20 0.007 Mortar Bed 10 1.022 5 0.004 Flagstones/ 15 3.01 Ceramic Tiles/ 10 1.0 0.2 10 0.07 10 0.UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM DESIGN Typical “R” Values of Floor Coverings Thermal Overall Thickness Resistance Conductivity Thickness d λ RλB dWD Description Cross Section mm W/mK M²K/W mm Max Carpet 10 0.0 0.5 0.04 Wood/ 8 0.4 25 0.011 0.

5mm RAUTHERM Universal pipe • Flow temp 16ºC – Return temp 19ºC • With a surface temperature of 20ºC and room temperature of 26ºC – 32W/m² cooling can be achieved. Slate etc.UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM DESIGN • Typical 100-150mm pipe centres • 16mm x 1. • IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A FLOOR COVERING WITH A LOW THERMAL RESISTANCE IS USED TO MAXIMISE THE COOLING OUTPUT (Tile.) © REHAU .

systems allows internal temp to drop to a lower level • In cooling mode it allows the internal temperatures to INCREASE • Makes the system respond quickly & efficiently © REHAU .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING COOLING CONTROLS REHAU INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEM - HEATING & COOLING MODES: • Each zone controlled by a room sensor – continuously compares required room temp with actual room temp • If room temp is too low or high it signals the actuator to open the return valve and allow warm or cold water to flow into the circuit SET-BACK MODE: • When leaving the house or at night.

UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING REHAU CONTROL OPTIONS © REHAU .

Install less sensors to do the same job .Optimise running costs .Remotely monitor and control UFH/C system .Low cost option © REHAU .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING BMS AND UNDERFLOOR HEATING CONTROLS Underfloor Heating Controls with BMS Compatibility Advantages .Developed and tested software .Specifically designed for underfloor heating and cooling .

SUB-SURFACE HEATING / COOLING CONTROLS STAR CONTROLS – FOR MULTI-OCCUPANCY PROJECTS REHAU STAR Control System Advantages .Night setback can deliver savings of up to 30% © REHAU .Underfloor heating ONLY .Cost Effective .Valve protection system reduces maintenance .Reliable PWM used .Easy to use .

UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING FLOOR TYPES OVERVIEW DIFFUSION PLATE FLOATING FLOOR RAUFIX TACKER SHEET © REHAU .

Excellent thermal and chemical resistance .S 7291 © REHAU . Pipe ‘kinks’ do not damage the pipe and still maintains 98% strength Base pipe made of PE-Xa Adhesive O2-Barrier coating made of EVAL Oxygen impermeability according to B. Can withstand 6 bar at 95ºC .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM COMPONENTS Rautherm Universal Pipe .

BBA Approved Polyethylene Polyethylene Cross . DIN 4726 © REHAU . Conforms to: . BS 7291 linked .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM COMPONENTS Rautherm Universal Pipe . WRAS . Made from Cross-Linked Polyethylene (PE-Xa) .

Fast and simple installation (60% quicker than copper) © REHAU .UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM COMPONENTS . 10 year comprehensive loss warranty . Nearly 1 billion installations worldwide – no leaks! .

Does not add minerals to drinking water or to the public water system © REHAU . reduces pressure spikes that may harm equipment and fixtures .Provides value: Performance vs environmental cost .No mining operations for the ore .PEX pipe is chemically inert therefore highly resistant to corrosion and lasts longer .Dampens water hammer.Quiet operation . irrigation tube etc Other Consideration .No chlorine is used in production of PEX Proven long life and durability .Low energy cost to produce compared with copper .Recyclable PEX can be ground up to inert “filler” e. inert filler in asphalt.PE is abundant.g. created by refining operations .POLYMER CAN BE GREEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND RECYCLABLE ISSUES Lower cost to the environment for production .

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS DOMESTIC APPLICATIONS Low energy windows / curtain walling Ground-air heat exchanger District heating pipework Underfloor heating/cooling Ground-source probes/collectors Stormwater Rainwater harvesting management © REHAU .

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