I went by The Healing Place of Wake County the other day to check in on the performance of one of our solar hot water systems. A shed for the Fluid Handling System will be built soon. It is extremely important to keep the FHS out of the elements. The exterior shell is not designed to protect it from rain. Rainwater leaking through to the control box will create an electrical hazard. Our first choice is always to look for room for the tank inside the building it is serving. More often than not, though, we have to find a place external but near the mechanical room.
Our Badger Btu meter showed that 203,000 gallons of water had flowed through the heat exchangers, creating 22 million Btu of energy for the facility’s domestic hot water load. At the time of my visit, the skies were cloudy so the system was not running. The storage temperature of the tank was 106 degrees Fahrenheit and the collectors were at 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Our IMC delta-T controller will kick the pumps back on as soon as the difference between the tank and the collectors reaches 18 degrees Fahrenheit. The tank has reached a high temperature of 164 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 47 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you have any questions about this or any other system we’ve installed, leave it below in the comment section.
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