How is the Capital investment compared to a conventional system with valves?
Because a Grundfos Distributed Pumping system is replacing the valves with coil pumps and reduces the kW size of primary pumps, the Capital Investment will either be the same as a conventional system or around 20% more expensive, depending on the choice of valves in the conventional design.
But the commissioning efforts needed for a distributed pumping solution, will be much less, since there is no need for hydraulic balancing or determination of Set Points (ei. Constant ...
Does a distributed pumping solution require hydraulic balancing?
No. Because we use small circulators as coil pumps to supply chilled water to each terminal unit (ie. Air handling unit), your entire building will be perfectly balanced at any load.
This also simplifies the design phase, as it is no longer necessary to determine the critical pressure point / index loop when doing the HVAC design. With distributed pumping, your whole system becomes decoupled and each pump is sized to deliver just the right flow.
What is Grundfos Distributed Pumping?
Grundfos Distributed Pumping solution is the new revolutionary offering for distribution of chilled water in HVAC applications without the need for pressure regulating valves.
With a distributed pumping solution, you will gain:
- Up to 50% energy savings on your annual pumping power use by using the worlds’ most energy efficient pumps.
- Flow-driven pumping solution that gives you just the right flow to meet your heat load demand.
- Valve-less design, ...
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