A Self Balancing Hydronic Single Pipe System
An advanced Green hydronic heating and cooling system that delivers better comfort, lower first costs, lower energy and maintenance costs, lower life cycle costs, and reduced design, start-up, and commissioning time.
Introduction to LoadMatch®
A LoadMatch system is the marriage of two old ideas wrapped around a new technology. The old ideas are single pipe distribution and primary-secondary pumping. The new technology consists of the use of maintenance-free wet rotor circulators. A primary distribution system is a single pipe loop; the secondary distribution system is a decoupled secondary piping loop for each terminal unit in the system. The wet rotor circulator provides the specified flow to each terminal unit at all times. The simplicity of the LoadMatch concept allows you to specify one size of pipe for large portions of the system. In single loop installations, there is no limit to the number of fan coils you can install. Final pipe size is determined by the total load of the loop and ∆T. If your loop is heavily loaded, it’s practical to split the system into two loops with smaller pipe sizes. This change saves installation costs, energy, and money, and can reduce pump head, and lower hp. When loops are carrying equal loads and arranged symmetrically, they will nearly self-balance. The resulting configuration will keep balancing losses down and will lower ongoing energy costs.
Hydronic System Solutions Software
The simplicity of the LoadMatch® system shaves hours of planning off your job. And our revolutionary new Taco Hydronic System Solutions® intelligent CAD software will reduce errors and save you typically 30% in total design and construction administration time.
With our HSS software, you can design an entire LoadMatch system within 30 minutes. The software is free to download.
LoadMatch systems have been installed in hundreds of buildings, saving time, money, and energy.