DP valves in control of underfloor heating

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Effective balancing of underfloor heating in this care home is achieve using Oventrop differential-pressure valves.

Oventrop Hydromat differential-pressure control valves fitted to the underfloor heating system of a new housing and care scheme in Berkshire are helping deliver energy-efficient control of heat and a comfortable environment. Beeches Manor in Wokingham is owned and run by Hosing 21. It provides 26 purpose-built apartment for people with learning disabilities and dementia.

The apartments are designed for independent living and are clustered around two central courtyards. Communal facilities include a lounge, kitchen and dining area, and activity/hobby rooms.

The Hydromat valves accurately control the pressure and balance the underfloor heating manifolds on the ground and first floors. These valves are proportional regulators that work without auxiliary power in heating or chilled-water system to maintain a constant differential pressure within the sub-circuit.

By providing the correct hydronic balance, thereby using the least energy possible, these valves help achieve a comfortable environment and low running costs.

The valves were installed by contractor JS Wright.

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