Published Online: 28 October 2010
Page Count: 6
Applied Engineering Consulting, Newton, MA
(Received 12 November 2009; accepted 27 September 2010)
Steam heating systems become obsolete because of water hammering, noise, high heat loss, installation cost, and poor control. The replacement of metal piping by a coaxial two tube thermoplastic conduit resolves all issues of current steam heating systems along with improvements in heating comfort level, energy efficiency, and maintenance and equipment durability. Polysulfone materials are proposed for the plastic conduit and fluoropolymers for the end connections to the radiators.
Paper ID: JAI102873