Capillary mat cooling system

RADIANT COOLING WITH CAPILLARY MATS

Innovation In Climate Engineering:

For temperature regulation in nature, water carrying capillary vessels have succeeded, so for example in the leaves of plants or beneath the human skin. Water will conduct heat 1000 times faster than air and therefore it is many times more effective.

Capillary tube systems use this evolutionary technique for the regulation of room climate with the best results.

Advantages include:

  • A high-quality and healthy way to heat and cool your home without blowing air.
  • Low energy consumption due to moderate temperatures required.
  • Short response time for heating / cooling effect.
  • Benefits to Asthmatics.
  • Capillary mats free up house design because you are not constrained with air conditioner registers or radiator locations.

Heating & Cooling

HOW IT WORKS?

Mats are made up of small thin capillary tubes and installed in a closed loop hydronic system.

These tubes are connected to the hydronic heating and cooling circuit, powered by a reverse cycle heat pump, with either hot or cold water flowing through the capillary tubes regulating the room temperature.

In cooling mode, the cool water will create cool air which will fall down naturally. In winter the warm water will radiate heat.

For optimal performance, the supply temperatures must be between 16 Deg C (above dew point in cooling mode) and up to 45 Deg C (in heating mode).

Capillary tube mats are equally suitable for new constructions and retrofits.

 FACTORS TO CONSIDER FOR INSTALLATION:

  1. The ceiling structure must be able to withstand loads of up to 20kg/ sq. m and in case of suspended ceiling up to 30kg/sq.m.
  2. Mats are supplied in widths of  1200mm and lengths of 600mm.
  3. The ceiling and installation pattern must be approved before installation.
  4. A dew point sensor must be marked on the drawings.
  5. All materials used must be non-corrosive (plastics, stainless steel, copper, brass and red brass) to avoid sludge and other possible issues.
  6. Apply plastering in a thin layer (10-12mm is enough). Thicker layers of plaster can lower the cooling capacity.

 

How much does it cost?

The cooling mats are likely to cost around $90/sq.m (supply & installation) depending on the project. 

To discuss your project contact us.

 

 

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