Introduction to Issue #34

 

This issue of idronics focusses discussion on the evolution of balancing valves ranging from simple, manually adjusted devices, to state-of-the-art, pressure independent control valves (PICV). The latter offers several advantages in modern hydronic systems and will be discussed in more detail.

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Introduction to Issue #34

 

This issue of idronics focusses discussion on the evolution of balancing valves ranging from simple, manually adjusted devices, to state-of-the-art, pressure independent control valves (PICV). The latter offers several advantages in modern hydronic systems and will be discussed in more detail.

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2. BALANCING VALVE FUNDAMENTALS

A properly balanced hydronic system consistently delivers the appropriate rate of heat transfer to each space served by the system. Doing so requires proper selection, installation and adjustment of balancing valves.

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