About Radiant Heating Manifolds For PEX
A radiant heating manifold is an essential component of a radiant heating system. It is responsible for controlling the flow and distribution of hot water or another heat transfer fluid through the system.
The manifold acts as a central hub that receives heated water from a heat source, such as a boiler or a heat pump, and distributes it to various zones or circuits within the building. Each zone typically corresponds to a different area or room that requires heating.
The manifold consists of a series of valves, flow meters, temperature gauges, and other components that regulate the flow of water to each zone. The number of zones on a manifold can vary depending on the size and complexity of the heating system.
The primary function of the manifold is to balance the flow of hot water to ensure even distribution of heat throughout the building. By adjusting the valves, the flow rate to each zone can be controlled, allowing for individual temperature regulation in different areas.
Additionally, the manifold often includes a mixing valve that blends the hot water from the heat source with cooler return water from the system. This process helps to maintain a consistent temperature and prevents overheating.
Manifolds can be made from various materials, including brass, stainless steel, or polymer, depending on the specific application and requirements of the system.
Overall, the radiant heating manifold plays a crucial role in the efficient and effective operation of a radiant heating system, providing control, balance, and distribution of heat to different zones within a building.
Stainless Steel All-In-One Pre-Assembled Manifold Sets For Radiant Heating
■ Includes: Balancing Valves, Air Vent, Fill/Drain Valves, Shut-Off Valves w/ Temp Gauges & Brackets
■ Pressure Tested. Maximum Flow Per Branch is 1.4 GPM. Max Operating Temperature is 158°F
■ Stainless Steel Supply & Return Manifolds with Flow Meters
■ Pre-Assembled with Valves & Mounting Brackets
■ Available from 2 Branch to 12 Branch