Proper Air Management in Closed Loop Hydronic Heating and Cooling Systems

Presented by:   Michael Licastro   

In this session, attendees will learn the fundamentals of proper air management strategies in closed loop hydronic heating and cooling systems. The instructor will illustrate how to calculate the system initial cold static fill pressure, gather key design values, and apply them to properly size and select a pre-charged expansion tank, concluding with how to determine the required pre-charge pressure in a diaphragm or bladder style expansion tank. The course will continue with a discussion clarifying what "The Point of No Pressure Change" is and the importance of its' location in the system. Throughout this session. conversation on air removal techniques, the system "Allowable Pressure Range", and all the primary system components required in an air management system will be had. Upon completion of this session, attendees will have the basic knowledge to offer meaningful dialogue in future talks with those seeking information on this topic.