The new heating/cooling system with
transfer/absorption of heat to the environment by way of low
temperature irradiation, is composed of extruded aluminum
elements, composes through an interlocking system, coated with
finished materials such as wood and epoxy resin-based
The fluid utilized for heat transport is water
that runs in a series of special conduits realized in every
element section, interconnected with special joints.
The system is modular, so it's adaptable
in every situation and it can also be divided into parts in
function of the desired thermal zones.
This system can be fully inspected
because it has a particular moveable ... that permits to
make an inquest to the conduits.
The overall thickness of the elementary module
that makes up the proposed heating/cooling system is of 20 mm
including the finished veneer, with a width of 180 mm, therefore
coinciding with the dimensions of a normal wooden plank for
The total thickness of the integrated
heating/cooling system is variable between a minimum of 4 cm
and a maximum of 5 cm, including the insulating panel inserted
between the floor and the active element, creating a notable
advantage both regarding the dimensions in height and
regarding the weight put on the floor (17-25 Kg/m2
against the 160-180 Kg/m2 of a traditional pavement
radiating system), especially in restorations where there's a
necessity to burden the existing structures with as little weight
Each element is connectable to others by way of a
simply male-female coupling.
The proposed solution permits an intimate
contact between the heating conduits and the surface of the
finished flooring, without separating materials (cement mortar
pier): this permits above all a rapid transmission of heat
to the flooring and therefore to the environment to climatize,
with a notable reduction of resistance to the thermal transmission
and of inertia which, differently, characterizes a traditional
system of radiating pavement heating/cooling.
The reduction of the thermal resistance
between vector fluid and radiating surface, sensibly reducing the
system's thermal inertia and the thermovector fluid's temperature.
As a consequence you can use the thermovector fluid with an
average temperature limited to values of 2-3° C above the
environment's temperature, in the case of heating, and of 3-4° C
below in case of cooling.
This permits an optimization of the use of
alternative energy sources such as solar energy, geothermal energy
and the use of heat pumps with optimal C.O.P. values.
The composition of the integrated system, that
groups into a single element the thermal transfer surface and the
flooring finishing, permits a rapid and simple realization of
the flooring with notable saving in time and in the absence of
construction work; at the same time the substitution of
single elements or their complete removal to be re-used for the
realization of other systems is extremely easy.
This system of heating/cooling with modular elements can be used in
diverse applications such as:
- civil, industrial and service sector with pavement, wall or ceiling
- applications where localized heating/cooling is required;
- for environments discontinuously used that need a rapid
- for the realization of systems that use alternative energy sources (as
solar energy, heat pumps, etc.) where low temperature values of the
thermovector fluid are required;
- for the realization of localized heating/cooling inside of industrial
and/or artigianal structures.
From the above you can deduce that this heating/cooling system is
applicable to the most system's needs being characterized by an
- low energy consumption
- reduction of the thermal resistance
- rapidity of execution
- low weight (17-25 Kg/m2)...
- ...and thickness (4 cm)
- rapid transmission of heat
- absence or limited necessity of wall construction
- ample executive flexibility
The advantage over the more widespread heating/cooling system, in
pavement with the windings drowned in a cement mortar, can be found in the
reduced thickness required for its realization (20 mm instead of 80 mm),
with undoubted advantages especially in restorations, where the thicknesses
available for the realization of pavement system are generally very reduced.