Termopavimento Termopavimento Termopavimento
heating/cooling system

Product

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 agglomerates.
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 flooring.
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 as possible.
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.

Applications

This system of heating/cooling with modular elements can be used in diverse applications such as:

Conclusions

From the above you can deduce that this heating/cooling system is applicable to the most system's needs being characterized by an

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.