Snow melting systems must be very carefully designed. Whether you are doing residential or commercial snow melting, the specific project objective must be considered during the design phase. Factors to consider; outdoor temperature, wind speed, area to be melted, local climate, rate of removal, cost of operation, and local codes.
COMMERCIAL SNOWMELT SYSTEMS
Commercial snow melting usually is considered because of safety issues for customers, patients, students and employees (hospitals, schools, universities, office buildings, parking garages, warehouse shipping docks, government buildings, helicopter pads, museums, and stadiums). In addition to the safety issues, some large building complexes with central boiler plants are dumping energy in the form of condensate. Why not snow melt entry ways, walk ways, parking garage ramps and stairs using the heated condensate energy, providing a benefit without increasing the operating cost with the additional benefits of safety and insurance cost sav- ings.
RESIDENTIAL SNOWMELT SYSTEMS
Residential snow melting provides a very safe and convenient luxury! Imagine eliminating shoveling the drive way, walk way and the stairs. For homeowners the convenience must be weighed against the added installa- tion and operating costs. Most homes have enough over capacity in their systems to melt stairways and small sidewalk areas. Driveway and patio areas may require a larger boiler independent of the heating system.
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AquaMelt Snowmelt System Products
ProMix 1” Stainless steel modular manifolds operate with a maximum of 194-degree water tem- perature and 87 psi operating pressure with a flowmeter range of 0-2 gpm. All manifolds come with flow meters with integrated shut off stems providing positive shut off for loop isolation during charging and testing. Total maximum flow rate 14 GPM.
ProMix 1 1/4” Stainless steel modular manifolds operate with a maximum of 194-degree water temperature and 87 psi operating pressure with a flowmeter range of 0-4 gpm. Total maximum flow rate 19 GPM.
ProMix 1 1/2” industrial / geothermal heat pump manifold is designed for high flow rates, 24 GPM single inlet, with brass body and integrated shutoff valves and circuit setters.
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Pex-A and Pex-C in red, blue, and natural colors in a variety of lengths make plumbing with pex fast and easy.
Snow melting systems must be very carefully designed. Whether you are doing residential or commercial snow melting, the specific project objective must be considered during the design phase.
Insulated pex pipe systems for direct burial delivering energy with minimal BTU loss.