How to Apply Antifreeze to a Hydronic Heating System How to Apply Antifreeze to a Hydronic Heating System
A hydronic heating system helps heat commercial buildings. While antifreezes are necessary especially in the winter months for minimizing corrosion in the pipes.
Step 1-Use Union Carbide for Burst Protection
Using union carbide helps in ‘bad’ water situations and you can buy pre-blended glycol for the reason.
Step 2-Mix Propylene Barrel
Mix 30% propylene barrel in hydronic heating before pumping the drained water is helpful.
Step 3-Use Antifreeze
These are spaces like crawl spaces and radiant on-grade slabs, depending on the quantity of fluid the system can hold.
Step 4-Use Glycol in Extreme Temperatures
Glycol helps prevent leakage from the freeze where the temperatures dip below -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 5-Hydrometer is Required
Using a hydrometer helps you to get into the system through a diaphragm pump for cleansing water cooled condensers.
Step 6-Analyze the Water Content
Add the right amount of antifreeze by analyzing the water content considering thermal conductivity, maintenance, wastes etc.
Step 7-Apply the Antifreeze
Apply this considering the heat design temperature of the place, nontoxic antifreeze, system water content ratio etc.
Step 8-Reroute Piping
This prevents freezing, cuts down on heat transfer and maintenance costs.
Using antifreeze in residential areas should be avoided. Glycol is recommended as it is non-toxic.