INSTANTANEOUS DHW SYSTEM USING A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER

INSTANTANEOUS DHW SYSTEM  

1. Plate Heat Exchanger Design. To start, we need to know the peak demand from the DHW circuit and the KW power available to correctly calculate the most suitable instantaneous PHE.

2. System Control Panel. The control panel will sense the secondary flow temperature leaving the plate heat exchanger and send a signal to the modulating 3 or 4 port valve to close or open depending on demand.

3. Primary 3 or 4 port valve. This valve will open or close as demand (temperature) increases or decreases on the secondary flow out of the PHE.

4. Primary Heating Pump. This pump will circulate water at the correct design flow rate

5. Secondary Domestic Hot Water Outlets These outlets will be taps, showers, kitchen appliances etc.

6. Secondary Cold Feed & Mains Kit. This is the point where fresh water enters the DHW circuit to replenish used water.

7. Secondary DHW Circuit Pump. This pump maintains the correct flow between the cylinder & PHE.

8. Secondary Temperature Sensor. This will sense the DHW flow temperature out of the PHE to the outlets and tell the control panel to open or close the 3 or 4 port valve allowing more or less hot water through on the Primary side of the PHE.

9. Secondary Non Return Valve. This NRV will stop mains water going backwards into the DHW circuit and only allow system water to pass through to the PHE.

10. Boiler or Primary heat source This is the heat source that will provide the KW power to heat the Secondary Circuit.