hot-water storage tank

hot-water storage tank

A tank that meets code requirements for storing hot water. These requirements depend on its size and pressure as well as the authority having jurisdiction. The volume of the tank usually is selected so that 60 to 80 percent of the volume of water in the tank may be drawn off before the temperature drop of the water in the tank is unacceptable.
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The solar hot-water storage tank may need periodic inspection and topping off, and various valves, pumps and sensors can sometimes need replacement.
When the solar collector can provide the heating capacity more than needed, the excess heat is stored in the hot-water storage tank.
They consist of one or more collectors, insulated piping, a circulating pump, an expansion tank, a hot-water storage tank, a heat exchanger, solar fluid (usually a solution of water and nontoxic propylene glycol antifreeze), a controller, and some valves and gauges.
Check that all hot-water storage tanks and pipe work are adequately and fully insulated.
For example, Winn is adding more volume to its hot-water storage tanks so that they become more efficient, especially during high-use times such as mornings and evenings.