Regulation Fixtures in Hydronic Heating Installations

Types, Structures, Characteristics and Applications

  • Damian Piotr Muniak

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 187)

About this book


The book focuses on design and computational issues related to fixtures and armatures in hydronic heating installations, especially regulation valves, their selection, operating principles, types and construction. The analysis is complemented by connection diagrams, drawings, photos of the valves and computational examples of their selection and operation parameters when used in a pipework and a controlled object, like a radiator.

It also discusses issues related to the so-called valve authority, one of the main parameters determining the quality of the valve regulation process. Further, it includes an extensive theoretical framework along with a detailed mathematical analysis and proposes new algorithms, which have been verified and confirmed experimentally. Based on this analysis, the book presents the author’s analytical approach for sizing a regulation valve, as well as an innovative design solution for a regulation valve without the limitations of the valves currently available on the market. Lastly, it introduces a new verified method of calculating the valve pre-setting.

Intended for engineers dealing with heating issues, scientists and students studying environmental engineering, energetics and related fields, the book is also useful for lecturers, designers, and those operating heating installations, as well as authors of computer programs for thermal and hydraulic balancing of heating installations.


Heating, Control Valves Regulation Valves Valve Sizing Valve Authority Hydraulic Resistance Hydraulic Balancing

Authors and affiliations

  • Damian Piotr Muniak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thermal Power EngineeringCracow University of TechnologyKrakówPoland

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