idronics™: Controlling Hydronic Systems
idronics™ is an educational journal series intended for hydronic professionals to aid them in system design, component application and selection. This publication is written by engineers and oriented towards innovative design techniques with a commitment to continuous education of North American hydronic professionals. Each issue will provide detailed technical discussion of the “best practices” available for deploying hydronic technology in the 21st century.
The 14th edition discusses Controlling Hydronic Systems.
Many professionals in our trade are naturally curious. They ask questions such as:
What does the diaphragm do inside that tank?"
"How does that mixing valve keep water temperature steady?"
"Why does opening this valve cause a pressure drop over there?"
Naturally, curious individuals seek answers that improve their ability to design, install and troubleshoot systems.
In this issue of idronics we shift away from the hydraulic side of hydronic systems to the control-side of these systems. We answer questions such as:
What types of hydronic controls are available?
How are they constructed?
How do they work?
Where are they best applied?
How do they interact with other devices to form a complete control system?
If you have been curious about controls, this issue of idronics will enhance your understanding of basic concepts used in a wide variety of devices. It will also show you how to apply them to smoothly regulate state-of-the-art hydronic heating and cooling systems.
We hope you enjoy it and encourage you to send us any feedback about idronics by e-mailing us.
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