I often get asked, how should one simplify the hydronic balancing process? Since system blueprints will specify exactly where to set the balancing valves on the hydronic system to achieve proportional flow, it may seem simple enough for an installing contractor to determine the pressure drop through each circuit; however, hydronic systems are rarely installed exactly as designed. Continue reading “Work Smarter, Not Harder. Hydronic Balancing Simplified.”
Dwyer Instruments, Inc. was recognized for excellence in product design in the 2019 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. The contest was judged by members of ASHRAE with over 20 years of professional engineering experience. The Wireless Hydronic Balancing Kit, Series 490W, was the award winner in the Tools and Instruments product category. Continue reading “Wireless Hydronic Balancing Kit Receives AHR Innovation Award”
A hydronic system is a system designed to circulate chilled or hot water with the connections between piping and terminal units (heating and/or cooling devices). Most hydronic systems are closed and are usually made in a series loop. In addition to pipes and terminals, valves are placed in this series as a port to balance the differential pressure in the system. The balance of this type of system is often referred to as hydronic or hydraulic balancing. Continue reading “What is a Hydronic System and What is Needed to Balance it?”
Many Dwyer Instruments, Inc. products sense and measure pressure. This includes: gages, manometers, transmitters and switches.
Pressure is the amount of force acting on a specific area and is equal to the force divided by the area.
There are many types of pressure that are used and measured, including: atmospheric, absolute, gage, vacuum, differential and hydrostatic. Continue reading “What is Pressure and How is it Referenced?”