If you are new to Building Management Systems, or you would like a refresher course, then look no further. In this article, we’ll be sharing our advice on heating curves.
What does Heating Curve mean?
heating curve is a popular term used within the building management systems industry; it calculates an output result based on what has been inputted.
A specific software is used to calculate the result, which will always rely on knowing the input that has been measured previously, as well as some basic correct settings.
For example; a heating curve can be measured using the boiler flow set point, frost valve set point, and more. There are other ways to measure a heating curve and you will often be able to notice them through the “set points”. This is because the software used, can calculate results through a set input, therefore creating a set output.
To determine the result of a heating curve, a certain temperature for a system or circuit is required.
For the calculation to compute correctly, it is vital that you set some parameters in the software you use. For example; these parameters could be input low and input high. Here are the settings for the control’s software:
- Input Low
- Input High
- Output Low
- Output High
- Maximum Out
- Minimum Out
This way, they are labelled clearly, and the software will be able to program the results correctly.
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