Everyone knows that there can be no comfortable living in a house or apartment without a normal heating system. The main tasks of the heating system is to create and maintain the required temperature in the room. The most comfortable temperature is considered to be from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. The main elements in the heating system in industrial and residential buildings are pipelines, boilers and heating radiators. Do not forget about high-quality various fittings.
Heating radiators, commonly referred to as batteries, exist in a huge variety on the modern heating equipment market. This device is sections or panels made of various metals, hot water flows in the sections and in the gaps between the panels, which heats the metal. After that, the radiator gives off its heat to the room in the form of thermal energy. Air circulates around the sections, thereby heating the entire room.
The main difference between radiators used in modern construction is the material from which they are made – a variety of alloys, aluminum, steel and cast iron.
We are all familiar with cast-iron batteries that were in apartments, schools, kindergartens and various municipal and public enterprises. The advantage of cast iron radiators is their reasonable price, durability and strength. In addition, they have very good thermal conductivity. True, cast-iron radiators are inferior to other radiators due to the need for frequent painting, large mass and outdated design.
Aluminum radiators are more expensive, but compared to cast iron radiators, they are more modern, lighter, have excellent heat dissipation and fit perfectly into any interior. Steel radiators have an even higher heat transfer coefficient – 20-25% more than aluminum. They are double-row or single-row, ribbed, smooth and with a decorative coating. The only disadvantage of such radiators is corrosion.
There are also bimetallic radiators, which are made of an alloy of aluminum and steel. Such radiators consist of sections connected with steel nipples. Such radiators heat up very quickly and have a high heat dissipation. Such radiators can be used in heating systems with high pressure. Which radiator to choose is up to you.
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