• What are the advantages of floor heating?

    Floor heating principle Underfloor heating actually uses the ground as a radiator, and then uses the radiant layer of the floor as a heat medium, so that the space floor is fully and uniformly heated. Through the effect of floor heating radiating upward, heating is performed from bottom to top, thereby satisfying the user's heating. If it is a low-temperature ground, it will form a gradually decreasing heat transfer to the ground, giving users a feeling of warming their feet and cooling their feet. This heating method is in line with the fitness concept advocated by Chinese medicine, and it is also recognized as a comfortable ...

  • Why use heat transfer plates?

    Why use heat transfer plates? Let's take the increased profit potential, of the longer install time for heat transfer plates, off the table. I see that you can lower the water temp. by 40-50* due to the increased heat transfer efficiency. But, can't you get the same results by installing 2 or 3 times as much PEX per square foot? At a much lower cost? Lets say, for example, that the heat transfer plates cost 5X as much per square foot as 1' of PEX. I don't see the cost/benefit in favor of the heat transfer plates! I realize that more PEX = more manifols & higher head pumps.

  • Advantages and installation methods of Aluminum Heat Transfer Plate

    The Omega groove Heat Transfer Plate is an efficient method to distribute radiant heat from PEX tubing. HWALU OMEGA Heat Transfer Plates offer an efficient method of distributing radiant heat from PEX tubing. Made in China from a mill finish aluminum plate. The channel is a wrap around omega shape (Ω) for a snug fit that holds the tubing in place very effectively in above floor systems. Omega Heat Transfer Plate The HWALU Omega Heat Transfer Plate single and double groove heat transfer plates are designed for radiant floors installed underneath suspended wood floor construction. The plates fit in between the wood joists or tr ...

  • Heat Transfer Basics

    One of the goals of this artical is to enable installers to make better decisions on the job site. These decisions can range from modifying a layout to account for a room change to determining what effect added windows have on a room heat loss. To better address these types of concerns, you must understand how a radiant system works. All forms of heating work on three basic modes of heat transfer: Convection, Conduction and Radiant. Convective Heat Transfer is the most familiar type of heat. All forced-air systems are convective heat transfer systems. This includes hydronic baseboards and fan coils. Conductive Heat Transfer i ...

  • Heat Transfer Plates: Do they make a difference in heat transfer?

    Results from a finite element analysis (FEA) study below comparing fin effectiveness using thick extruded aluminum plates versus thin stamped aluminum plates. The parameters of the study are; 120ºF water in tubes, 70ºF air above and below floor assembly, 8" o.c. tube space, 1/2" PEX, heat transfer coefficient of 2.0 Btu/hr/ft2/ºF, 8" x 1/32" stamped plate and 4" x 1/16" extruded plate, non disruptive contact between fin and sub-floor. Note on FEA studies: the results only reflect the combination of parameters stated above and readers are advised not to draw conclusions based on parameters not studied. Nor should the results b ...