HydroShark® Modular Panel System for Radiant Floor Heating
- HydroShark® pre-assembled panels remove the engineering guesswork, and save installation time and expense
- Powder coated panel
- Heavy duty copper tubing
- Quality components
- Professionally soldered
- Pressure tested and pre-wired
- Y-strainer to catch debris
- Slots for simple wall installation
HydroShark radiant floor panels are a professional, modular system designed to make radiant floor installation simple, reliable, and easy. Everything you need to install is already mounted to the HydroShark panel.
HydroShark Radiant Floor Heating Systems use only premium components and quality assembly. They use only the best pumps, controls, and components. All plumbing joints are precision soldered and pressure tested. The steel mounting plate is powder coated and the piping is polished and clear coated.
Quality Design and Hydraulic Separation
HydroShark panel systems feature a closely spaced tee to create hydraulic separation between the boiler loop and the emitter heating loop. The loops are independent and each uses its own pump. This allows the flow rate for each loop to be separately adjusted for optimum performance. This is far superior than systems that use a single loop for both the boiler and the heat tubing.
Modularity for Maximum System Versatility
HydroShark panels offer maximum compatibility with radiant floor heating installations. Panels are available with or without the boiler integrated on the panel, allowing boilers to be installed separately from the heating panel. This increases both boiler choice and boiler installation location. HydroShark components can be tailored for multiple systems and still provide an easy and professional installation no matter the system or where it is installed.
At the heart of the HydroShark system are Master and Pro Panels. Pro Panels include an electric boiler on the panel for simple and incredibly easy installation. Master Panels connect to a separately mounted boiler, either electric or gas, for maximum boiler installation flexibility.
Single Zone & Multi-Zone Systems
For single zone systems, a Pro Panel or Master Panel (with separate boiler) is all that is needed. For multi-zone systems, a Pro Panel or Master Panel is combined with a Zoning Panel. HydroShark Zoning Panels can accommodate up to 4 zones. HydroShark has panels for multi-zone systems that use pump zoning, valve zoning, or zoning with actuators. Zoning Panels are available with a single fluid delivery temperature, and up to four thermostat zones.
Energy Efficient Pumps
In addition to standard models, most HydroShark panels are also available with electronically commutated motor (ECM) pumps for even greater energy efficiency.
The ECM pump-equipped panels will reduce energy consumption by a minimum of 50%. If set to their automatic mode, they will automatically analyze the heating system, find the optimum pump setting, and continuously adjust operation to changes in demand. This will reduce power consumption by up to 85%, ensuring the lowest possible energy consumption without sacrificing comfort.
The DHW Integrator Panel can be added to a Master Panel to create a system that will supply on-demand domestic hot water with no storage tank in addition to supplying heat to the radiant system.
Conventional boiler loop systems that also provide domestic hot water with tanks run the boiler at full capacity even if radiant heating is not called for or DHW demand is low. All HydroShark systems modulate, adapting power to the load. Because the DHW Integrator Panel provides on demand domestic hot water with no tank, the system works at maximum efficiency even if demand for hot water is low.
The DHW Integrator Panel uses a stainless steel plate heat exchanger to isolate the potable water from the rest of the system to prevent any possibility of cross-contamination.
HydroShark electric boilers are available in models from 7 to 36 kW. They are an integral part of Pro Panels, offering for simple and incredibly easy installation. They can also be installed separately and used in a system in conjunction with a Master Panel.
HydroShark gas boilers are mounted separately and mated to Master Panels. There are 3 models of HydroShark gas boilers: 199,000 btu condensing, 120,000 btu condensing, and 115,000 btu non-condensing. Gas boilers are available in both lp and natural gas models.
Radiant Heat System Selector
System Configuration Selector
System configurations represent a typical system layout and may not reflect exactly how your system is set up. Depending on your emitter type, number of zones or loops, boiler fuel type, and a number of other factors, your system may be different from what you see in a typical system configuration view.
Single Zone System with Pro Panel
When the Thermostat calls for heat, the HydroShark® Boiler fires (if necessary), and the Boiler Pump moves the heated fluid around the primary loop. Heat transfers to the secondary circuit via the Closely Spaced Tee, and is delivered throughout the secondary circuit through the System Pump.
The PEX Loops in the secondary emitter circuit can be adjusted individually with the Distribution Manifold, which should have flow meters and on/off valves for filling, purging, and adjusting flow individually for each PEX Loop.
The Closely Spaced Tee allows the primary boiler loop and the secondary emitter loop (PEX loop) to be hydraulically separated from each other. This allows the flow rates of each circuit to be set independently for optimum performance.