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Unit Heater Sequence of Operation – Mechanical rooms have very important equipment that needs to be protected. Often mechanical rooms are not conditioned and subject to outside temperatures and freezing conditions that can freeze piping inside the mechanical. For that reason, mechanical rooms often have unit heaters located there to protect piping and other things that cannot be frozen or subject to freezing conditions. The components and sequence of operation are fairly simple. The main components in a hot water unit heater include a fan, a valve, and of course the piping and coils along with the cabinet. Unit heater sequence of operation can also rely on an automatic control system but it can also be stand alone.
Unit Heater Mechanical Room - Hot Water Unit Heater Sequence of Operation
The valve is usually located on the piping near the unit heater and is controlled by a thermostat and monitored by the building automation system. Sometimes the unit heater is controlled and monitored by the building automation system so any alarms from the unit heater by the BAS especially in freezing conditions should not be ignored.
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Unit heaters can be either electric, gas, infrared, hydronic hot water or steam depending on availability of resources and power. The bottom line, is that unit heaters are needed to protect mechanical rooms from freezing conditions. Everything from boilers to water heaters to other piping systems such as fire sprinkler piping and controls is protected with unit heaters.
Unit Heater Sequence of Operation