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System Hydronic Piping

Hydronic is a term used to describe a heating or cooling system that transfers heat by circulating a fluid (usually water or a glycol mix) through a closed system of pipes.  Thus, a hydronic heating system transfers heat using liquid rather than air and a piping system rather than a ducting system.

Hydronic piping is used to connect components for circulation (pumps), heat exchange (e.g., coils, fin tube, shell and tube heat exchangers), flow control (control valves), primary equipment (e.g., boilers and chillers) and other piping components (valves, expansion tanks, air separators, etc.).

Hydronic systems are able to convey more heat energy than ducting system, and they take up less space in the building.  The main disadvantage is the lack of ventilation capability.

Compatible Materials

Carbon Steel Pipe

Manufactured as welded or seamless, and in a variety of wall thicknesses, (Light, Standard,...

Copper

Copper is a long lasting, corrosion resistant, lightweight and strong material that involves...

PEX Tubing

Cross-Linked Polyethylene (PEX) is a thermoset material made from medium or high density,...