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AF Thermal Stores

 

The Arbe AF series of thermal stores are utilised to store heating water produced by an external heat source such as a CHP, heat pump or a biomass boiler, in closed circuits. The vessels are supplied plain as standard with material options available as below. Vessels can also be supplied with baffle plates, dividers and sparge pipes where required.

Arbe supply 3 off types of AF vessels, including standard and bespoke models:

  • AF-PV Range – Thermal stores for systems with various heat input circuits, available as a standard design

  • AF-RM Range – Multi-functional vessel with various heat inputs and DHW production for small systems

  • AF Range – Traditional thermal stores with multiple connections to suit various system designs. The AF range of vessels are bespoke to each application

The AF range of vessels are generally supplied with 4 off system connections and other connections as listed in our brochure. The vessels is also supplied with 3 off sensor connections for use with equipment such as CHP units or biomass boilers. The AF models are split into 2 types and either type can have additional fittings supplied such as sparge pipes, directional flow baffle plates and any other requirements for any specification.

 

  • AFT – Carbon steel shell, open design

  • AFP – Carbon steel shell with baffle or divider plates

 

Vessels are available with plain carbon steel, galvanised steel or stainless steel shells

We can also design and manufacture thermal stores up to 125,000 litre capacity, designed in accordance with various codes such as PD5500, supplied with full certification and CE marked where required.

 

Our standard range of thermal stores are designed and manufactured to the latest standards and are fully compliant with the Pressure Equipment Directive.

 

AF-PV Range of Thermal Stores

Thermal stores for systems with various heat input circuits, available as a standard design. The AF-PV vessels fitted with coils can be utilised as system separation vessels whilst having multiple heat inputs.

Model: AF-PV

Model: AF-PV

Model: AF-PV-1S

Model: AF-PV-2S

AF-RM Range of Thermal Stores

Thermal stores for systems with various heat input circuits, available as a standard design. The AF-PV vessels fitted with coils can be utilised as system separation vessels whilst having multiple heat inputs. The AF-RM vessel also has an additional coil for the generation of potable hot water making it an ideal solution for factories or other applications where a small amount of hot water is needed for sanitary requirements.

Model: AF-RM

Model: AF-RM

Model: AF-RM-1S

Model: AF-RM-2S

AF Range of Thermal Stores

The AF range of bespoke thermal stores are generally designed to suit each application, with connections and dimensions bespoke to the requirements. The AF thermal stores can also be designed to operate at higher working pressures and temperatures, with full certification as required.

Efficient Thermal Store Design

In an ideal world, a thermal store being used on a system with a CHP or a biomass boiler would be designed to be tall and thin, with a height:diameter ratio of 3:1 to aid with stratification, ensuring the CHP or biomass boiler operates efficiently and correctly.

Where this is not possible, the ARBE AF range of thermal stores can be fitted with baffle plates, in either vertical or horizontal orientations, so a thermal store can be designed to suit any site constraints. The baffle plates separate the cold and hot zones making it operate the same as a standard vessel by creating stratified sections.

The image below is of a horizontal vessel with a centralised baffle plate to ensure correct operation of the heat source it is being connected to.

Please contact us for further details, or assistance in system design.

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Unit 19, Halifax Industrial Estate

Marshway

Halifax

HX1 5RW

UK

Tel +44 (0)1422 646865

Email: mail@arbe.co.uk

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Arbe recently completed installation of a complete heat recovery system for a food factory. The remit was to design a hot water system that would recover heat from cold room refrigeration units which would be used to preheat water in a calorifier and thus reduce power usage on the refrigeration unit as the cooling fans would not need to be used

 

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