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Low loss headers

Low-loss headers are necessary for any boiler system to properly function in a large building, complex, or facility. They regulate the flow of water across multiple boilers and make heating far more efficient and economical. Check out Clum Stores' low-loss headers below. They are affordable, they are efficient, and they'll work with complex heating and cooling setups. 

Culm Stores' Low Loss Header Explained

Low-loss headers, also known as common headers, are now one of the most useful components integrated into a heating system. These devices work best in heating systems where boilers are connected directly to loads, as they can have a variable flow rate.

Low-loss headers serve as the means of providing hydraulic separation of primary and separately pumped secondary circuits, which can help mitigate the fluctuation of flow rates. With a low-loss header, boilers can operate on a reliable, constant flow rate, which helps greatly extend the boiler's lifespan.

Installed vertically, low-loss headers can help with collecting sludge from the system, making the maintenance of a heating system far more manageable.

Culm Stores offers a great selection of low-loss headers, with some of the best products on the market, manufactured by Eltern, an industry leader famous for its high-quality boiler components. If you want a low-loss header delivered to you, check out our catalogue above. We promise you won't be disappointed.

Frequently Asked Question

What Is a Low-loss Header?

A low-loss header, as its name suggests, is a boiler component that aims to prevent 'heat loss' and increase the efficiency of a heating system. It typically does this by regulating the flow between various boilers.

When Should a Low-loss Header Be Used?

Decisions about heating systems are quite complex, and it is understandable if an individual has trouble understanding when to use or not to use low-loss headers. Generally, there are some tips you can follow:

  • If you have a heating system with a single boiler, you do not need a low-loss header. Low-loss headers improve water flow between boilers, so they don't serve any purpose here.
  • If your heating system has only 2, 3, or even 4 boilers, you might not need a low-loss header. It depends on the performance of your heating system. If it heats water adequately, consistently, and without consuming a ton of energy, you're probably fine.
  • If your heating system is over 5 boilers (or 3 large boilers), then you'll likely benefit substantially from low-loss headers. Even if your system functions adequately, you'll probably see meaningful energy savings by purchasing a low-loss header.

Can You Oversize a Low-loss Header?

The capacity of low-loss headers is generally measured in 'cubic meters in hours', and if the flow between the two sides of the low-loss header is substantially below the header's performance, you're "oversizing". If you understand what does a low loss header do, you'll probably guess oversizing isn't a major problem. In fact, you could be 'future-proofing' your heating system as you can add more boilers in the future without fear of going over the header's capacity.

How Does a Low-loss Header Work?

In circuits with hydraulic separation, you have primary and secondary water circuits that are largely independent of each other, but these circuits, in buildings and facilities, need to create closed loops. So, the water has to flow between them at specific points. A low-loss header provides such a point allowing and regulating water flows between primary and secondary circuits, greatly enhancing the efficacy and performance of the heating system.

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