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(c) Storage loop flow rate = 1.25 x AFR.
(d) Propylene glycol concentration required in collector loop.
(e) Minimum pressure drop throughout piping loop, corrected for
propylene glycol solution, if necessary.
Note the following information about the heat transfer fluid:
(a) Only food-grade propylene glycol/distilled water solutions will be
allowed as the heat transfer fluid.
(b) Percent concentration required (30 percent or 50 percent).
(c) Tamper-resistant seals are required at all fill ports or drains.
Note the heat exchanger minimum performance requirements:
(a) Solar loop (hot) inlet = 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).
(b) Storage loop (cold) inlet = 100 degrees F (38 degrees C).
(c) Solar loop (hot) outlet = 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), or less.
(d) Solar loop (hot) flow rate = AFR.
(e) Storage loop (cold) flow rate = 1.25 x AFR.
(f) Solar (hot) fluid: 30 percent or 50 percent propylene glycol/water
(g) Storage (cold) fluid: water.
Locate expansion tanks near pump inlets.
(7) Require expansion tank bladders to be compatible with propylene
(8) Require a check valve in the collector loop in order to prevent reverse
Require isolation valves around collector banks and all major
(10) Require pressure relief shown on all banks.
(11) Require calibrated balancing valves at all bank outlets.