Hydronic Radiant Ceiling Systems
Radiant Panel ceiling systems are an energy and cost saving method of heating. Radiant heating systems provide comfort much the same way as the sun warms the earth. Radiant cooling and heating systems offer many advantages including:
The heating is distributed radiantly rather than by forced air providing a "draftless" environment.
The pump energy required in hydronic systems is much less than that required for fans in forced air systems. The amount of energy to distribute the same amount of heating in forced air systems is typically 10 times greater than that needed for pumps in a hydronic radiant system.
Radiant ceiling systems do not require wall space.
Ceiling radiant panels offer maximum flexibility in future layout changes, such as enlarging rooms and moving partitions.
Radiant systems can takeover the sensible heating requirements allowing the ventilation system to provide only the air required for the latent load and ventilation requirements. This reduces the size of the ductwork and air handlers while providing superior ventilation, which greatly simplifies system design, construction and commissioning, as well as reducing the chances of "sick building syndrome".
Not All Radiant Panels Are Created Equal.
Sterling's product is based on the Frenger design. Frenger radiant ceiling panel systems were the first to be certified and tested in Europe over 40 years ago. Sterling's product has been installed in hundreds of installations throughout the United States and Canada. You'll find them in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, museums, recreational, institutional, and correctional facilities. Sterling radiant systems offer a number of advantages over other manufacturers:
Sterling radiant panels are factory assembled and precut to exact lengths of up to 16', eliminating the extensive field labor required on other radiant panel systems.
Positive Tube To Panel bond
The copper tubing is positively affixed to the panel with a hold down clip. Thermal paste is also applied between the tubing and panel to assure a permanent yet flexible bond for maximum heat transfer.
Standard Copper Fittings
All panels use standard 5/8" copper tubing which allows the use of standard copper fittings.
Lightweight Extruded Aluminum
The linear panels are constructed of light weight aluminum. This lessens the weight that must be supported by the ceiling suspension system. The modular panels are available in either aluminum or steel.
Sterling's Value-Added Services
Sterling offers a number of services to assist the designer and installer of radiant ceiling systems:
System Design Assistance
Provide us with your ceiling and floor plans and we will help you design the right radiant system for your needs.
Sterling's state-of-the-art Reed Institute Training Center features many installed, operating HVAC systems. The combination of classroom and hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to learn by doing and improve their knowledge of products, applications, installation, and service.