Connecting the heat exchanges depends on a customer requirements. The number of HX depends on some factors like tanks size, number of collectors and heat requirements. There are some possibilities to connect the heat exchangers. In our offer 80/80 Stacked 3/4" Corrugated Stainless Steel HX and 90 3/4" Corrugated Stainless Steel HX. Customer can connect HX in few ways. Only Solar Side, no connection in DHW side or both side connected.
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DHW&Solar Side Connection - Stacked HX
Connection used in stacked HX. One of the most common type of HX connection. Requires some additional elements like HX Connection Tees. Applicable for connection HX on DHW side and Solar Side. For more accurate questions you can contact the engineering team.
Solar Side Connection - Stacked HX
Connection used in stacked HX. Requires some additional elements like HX Connection Tees. The connection type uses only the Solar Side ports. There is no heat exchanger connected with DHW Side.
DHW&SolarSide Connection - HX
Connection used in single HX. Requires some additional elements like HX Connection Coupling. Applicable for connection HX on DHW side and Solar Side. One heat exchanger is connected to solar loop, there other is connected to DHW loop. There is a possibility to add more heat exchangers on both side. In this case you will need some extra elements like HX Connection Tees.
SolarSide Connection - HX
Connection used in single HX. Requires some additional elements like HX Connection Tees. The connection type uses only the Solar Side ports. There is no heat exchanger connected with DHW Side.
Why Sunmaxx Solar tanks have no electric back up elements?Dawid PSunmaxx Solar tanks are typically used to pre-heat to an existing primary tank. This solutions has some advantages and its definitely more effective than installation the integrated heat source inside the solar tank. Pre-heating help to reduce the heat loses and price of electricity bills. The main factor of this solution is efficiency .
Can I Connect Existing Installation To The New Tank?Dawid PYes you can. But we are recommending to use dedicated parts to our installations. All products can be easily connected using the SunMaxx Solar products. Moreover they we designed to different type of connections. Changing the parts and system installation may led to some problems or improper way of working the system. If it is not enough for you , call us we will help you.
What Part Are Needed To Built A Whole System?Dawid POptional parts are highlighted in each product sections on product site. Buying a tank is a piece of whole installation, there a some products like piping system, connection between them and collectors. The size of this elements should be chosen in a right way, suitable to installation and customer requirements. Number of additional parts depends on a size of installation and type of building. If you have more direct questions, don't hesitate to contact us. The engineering team definitely helps you.
What Are The Differences Between Storage Tanks?Dawid P
The StorMaxx Series include four types of solar tanks, which area designed for all working area form small to huge installations.
Small solar tank designed for residential systems suitable max. for 3 collectors. Every tank include additional electric heater (4500 W), which can be used to heating a water if its needed. These tank have long life, so the will be higher return in investments.
Solar tank suitable for combined systems (6 ports for supply , stratification and re-circulation). The tank has an easy installation process and removable insulation in order to fit in a 32 inch entry ways. In this tank it is possible to apply up to 3 heat exchangers. Suitable for large residential installation or small commercial installation.
Solar tank are suitable for storage of hot water without contamination and has long-life time due to special material SUS 316L inner material. It also has a excellent thermal performance and there is a possibility to add an incorporated electric heater.
Commercial/Industrial Solar Hot Water tanks which can be used in huge installations (volume 50-5000 G). The heat exchanger is not included - bought separately. Tanks are made in the USA and there is a possibility to add up to 12 heat exchangers. These tanks can store large amount of solar energy at low temperatures, which reduce costs and improve the overall performance of the system.
What Are The Volume Of The Tanks ?Dawid PThe volume of storage tanks depends on type of tank. Every tank is different and has own advantage in specific area (domestic, commercial, industrial). In our offer you can find small tank for domestic usage to the huge tanks which can be used for industrial projects. Standard store tank volume depending of the number of people:
- for 2-4 people - 80 Gallons
- for 3-6 people - 120 Gallons
How Should I Determine The Right Size Of Solar Tank?Dawid PThere are some variables which determine the right size of solar tank:
- Annual Heating Costs
- Number Of Collectors Installed
- Water Consumption Daily/ Weekly/ Monthly
- Required Water Temperature
- Space Availability