Sub-Concrete Heating Systems
The application of sub-concrete heating systems is similar to other underfloor heating systems. The difference between them is that the floor flooring of the place to be heated in these systems is concrete or asphalt.
Usually under-concrete heating cysts are used in wet places such as outdoors or hammams. In outdoor spaces, the whole area can be laid according to the purpose of use and only in certain parts to be used. For example, in schools or hospitals, instead of the whole road, only the stairs or the garage entrances of the houses can be applied to a part where only the car can pass instead of the whole road.
Application of Under-Concrete Heating Systems
Sub-concrete heating systems facilitate human life in harsh climatic conditions by submerged electric heating cables under concrete or asphalt floor covering. It is applied in many places such as arrows, hospitals, sports centers, roads where transportation should not be cut off, too many steep ramps, stadiums, private and public buildings, airports (runways where planes take off), outposts or military barracks, especially in regions where winter conditions are difficult. It is easy and economical to implement. They are human-friendly systems that allow people with disabilities to move freely in the cold.
In sub-concrete heating systems, protected i.e. armored cables are used in the system. It is extremely important that the materials used are suitable and can self-shut down when necessary in order to avoid any leakage in the system when it works.
What should be considered in sub-concrete heating systems?
In such systems, electricity is used and continuous melting of snow or ice in the laid area can be ensured. The most important points to be considered in sub-concrete heating systems are external factors such as melting time, regional climatic conditions, snow looting rate and wind power.
The other important factor is the thermal conductivity of the ground material to be applied to the surface and the distance of the heating cables to the surface. It has been observed that it melts snow and ice even if the cables are laid 20 cm below.
They are much more used due to the lack of chemicals or salts to melt snow or ice. Since such substances will cause the floor to wear out, new floor covering may be needed over time.
How Does the Sub-Concrete Heating System Work?
Cables are laid under concrete or asphalt. With installed high-tech thermostats, the system can operate automatically or manually. However, the purpose of these systems is not to heat the ground by obtaining a dry ground.
Sub-concrete heating systems are to prevent the area from re-snowing or icing by melting snow or ice. Therefore, even if it is cold, if there is no snow or ice, it does not need to be operated.
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