Electrical floor heating systems are quicker, easier and more convenient to install than the pipework, valves etc. associated with hot water underfloor heating systems. The floor heating systems use low profile heating cable to provide gentle heat to interior flooring in new build and refurbishment projects and there are cables suitable for concrete, tile, marble or wooden floors. Developed to offer a complete system solution, the systems offering encompasses both self-regulating and constant wattage heating cables, on/off thermostats, analogue and digital controllers, as well as all fixing components.
The T2 Red system uses an advanced low profile self-regulating heating cable to provide highly effective and instantly controllable warmth to the floor. Because self-regulating cable automatically adjusts its heat output locally, it offers energy efficiency whilst eliminating cold draughts at doorways and under windows. It does not encroach on available room-space as the cable is located and occupies minimal space in the subfloor.
For even greater energy efficiency, Raychem offers the Reflecta system, in which the T2 Red cable is supplied in conjunction with an insulated pre-grooved plate comprising compressed EPS-material together with an aluminium top surface for even heat distribution. Reduced heat loss and even heat distribution combine to offer an energy saving up to 35%. Suitable for use in most sub floor constructions, this convenient format is only13mm thick, can be cut to size and is quick and easy to install.
Raychem also offers another innovative solution within its range of floor heating systems. QuickNet is an easier way of applying underfloor heating to tiled floors. Suitable for wet areas and in retrofit applications, the 3mm diameter constant wattage heating cable is pre-installed in 500mm width adhesive backed matting. It is laid directly in the filler, without the need for gluing or pinning, and can be installed on all types of subfloor.
Self-regulating electric heat-tracing systems offer a versatile and energy-efficient solution for the freeze protection of piped services, maintaining ice-free gutters and downpipes and for melting snow and preventing ice formatting on pedestrian walkways and vehicle access areas. Heating cables provide long-term, maintenance-free protection – only activating when sensors detect a temperatures drop below a set point (typically 3ºC). They will then deliver just the amount of heat required to prevent ice formation until temperatures rise again.
Pentair Thermal Management markets its freeze protection solutions under the Raychem brand, offer energy-efficient systems designed for the following applications:
• Pipe Freeze Protection
• Snow Melting solutions for ramps, pavements, walkways & staircases
• Roof & Gutter De-icing
• Smart thermostats for safety and energy efficiency
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The new Raychem SENZ range of responsive thermostats allows installers to optimise energy efficiency in floor heating systems. The technology is designed to offer homeowners an effective way to manage and monitor energy usage through an easy-to-use display and wifi-enabled app.
“Feedback from our customers showed that, as homeowners become more aware of the cost-saving and environmental benefits of reducing energy usage in their home, they are looking more at smart heating technology,” explains Andrew McGrath, Regional Sales Manager UK/Ireland. “The new Raychem SENZ range is an easy and effective way for consumers to monitor and control how much energy they use from week-to-week.”
Raychem’s new SENZ range is available with an innovative touchscreen functionality and wifi capability, allowing users to quickly respond to changing temperatures in the home and adjust their underfloor heating accordingly. The technology works though several pre-set programs, which can be automatically adjusted to start when a certain temperature is reached.
With the SENZ range, homeowners can monitor underfloor heating consumption for the past week, month and year, to help understand and optimise energy usage and efficiency. In addition, the SENZ-WIFI system can connect up to 32 zones or rooms, enabling homeowners to manage settings simply by touching or swiping options on-screen, via a smartphone or tablet. The free Raychem floor heating app, which has customisable preferences, offers energy monitoring settings and further adaptive functions.
The thermostats work with floor sensors from 2-100kΩ, making them the perfect choice for new build and renovation projects. Installers can also easily upgrade to SENZ, thanks to its compatibility with existing floor heating systems. SENZ offers a safe choice for homeowners, carrying a 12-year, total care warranty, which increases to 20 years when installed by a certified PRO partner. The smartphone-style functionality of the technology also allows easy operation and set-up for installers.
Raychem SENZ features a full colour, touch-screen display, to add a modern design element. It is also supplied with a sleek black cover to complement any home – and an alternative white cover, for use with switchgear systems, is also included.
Linking through to the app or simply via the display itself means that homeowners have more control of their underfloor heating systems, which is a significant advantage over traditional thermostats. We hope that using SENZ technology will help encourage homeowners to look at their own energy savings and maintain control over their costs, without compromising on performance or usability.
For more details and to access the latest technical information on the Raychem SENZ and SENZ-WIFI thermostats, please visit: http://senz.pentairthermal.com/en
Raychem’s breakthrough Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) self-regulating heating cables meet the requirements of the new construction works safety directives, effective from the 1st July 2017.
Unparalleled building safety – fully compliant with the ÖVE/ÖNORM EN 50575 regulation
The Raychem XL-Trace LSZH range provides reliable and efficient pipe-freeze protection, offering users superior performance and durability while meeting reinforced safety requirements of fire classification (with compliance to EN 13501-6). Developed specifically for use within commercial and residential buildings, XL-Trace assures unparalleled building safety, thanks to a new LSZH jacket material. This innovative feature reduces the risk of toxic smoke inhalation in the event of a fire and minimises smoke emissions by up to 90 per cent, compared to typical polyolefin jacketed cables.
Jonathan Jones, Product Category Manager at Thermal Management explains: “With this new regulation coming into place in July, it is now more relevant than ever to specify cables that are compliant with the latest safety requirements. With its exceptionally high safety standards, our new XL-Trace LSZH cable range is the most reliable pipe freeze protection choice for modern building design.”
Superior performance benefits
XL-Trace features cross-linked materials to improve product performance, resulting in a superior life expectancy beyond 25 years. This is further supported by an IEC60068-2-5 and IEC60068-2-9 UV resistant material, which remains colourfast under UV exposure and is resistant to mild inorganic substances.
Improved energy efficiency
Unlike constant wattage series heaters and zone heating cables, Raychem self-regulating cables vary their power output to heat only when needed. When combined with the brand’s wide range of pipe freeze protection controls, further energy savings of up to 75 per cent can be achieved.
Easy-to-use and install
The XL-Trace range is also fully compatible with the RayClic fast connection system. With the insulation displacement connector making the electrical connection, installation time and total installed costs are significantly reduced compared with heat shrink alternatives. Available in extended heating circuit lengths up to 215m, the pipes feature a low bend radius of only 10mm helping users to tightly fit the cable on pipe runs with many angles. The self-regulating cables can also be cut to any length on-site to mitigate design variations. The result is fewer electrical connections, controls, connection wiring and electrical safety devices, generating further substantial savings.
The XL-Trace range of products is available in various power inputs (10,15,26 and 31 W/m) to suit multiple pipe sizes. To access further information, including technical data, visit: http://protectpipesfromfreezing.pentairthermal.co.uk/
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