California based solar hot water equipment manufacturer Heliodyne has now received certification by The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on the Commercial Solar Station, otherwise known as the HCOM. This signifies a major milestone not just for Heliodyne, but for the solar water heating industry in general as the HCOM is the first commercial scale pre-assembled heat transfer appliance that carries the IAPMO certification.
The HCOM is a packaged closed-loop heat transfer appliance for accommodating large solar hot water projects of up to 100 flat plate collectors, while still larger projects can combine HCOMs in parallel for limitless sizing potential. The HCOM was engineered by Heliodyne in order to offer installers a factory assembled, plug and play appliance that can work universally with any commercial project reducing the design complexity and time associated with larger installations. “Commercial solar thermal systems can be complicated to the average solar professional or plumbing contractor. The HCOM eliminates a lot of the sizing and engineering guesswork making larger solar commercial projects an easier task.” comments Nicole Cusick, head Engineer at Heliodyne. “And now with the unit being IAPMO certified, the engineer and installer on the project as well as the inspector can trust that it has gone through rigorous testing and inspection to pass all UPC code compliances and requirements.”
The HCOM contains all major balance of system components that compromise a typical commercial solar water heating system. Some notable features of the HCOM include “plug and play” installation, touch screen interface, advanced controller for remote web based monitoring and data storage, single/double wall heat exchanger and integrated variable speed pumps for system energy optimization. “We’re seeing a growing demand in solar thermal commercial projects.” says Ole Pilgaard, President of Heliodyne. “We’re confident that with the simplicity of installing the HCOM, commercial jobs will not only be a simpler task for experienced installers, but also a viable option for less experienced installers new to commercial solar”
More information on the HCOM can be found at www.heliodyne.com or by calling the main office at 1.888.878.8750.
Established in 1976, Heliodyne has acquired a solid reputation of engineering and manufacturing quality solar water heating equipment for both residential and commercial applications. With offices and manufacturing facilities in Richmond, California, the company manufactures and assembles a variety of solar water heating products including the Gobi line of solar flat plate collectors and the Helio-Pak heat transfer appliances.
Heliodyne is the North American branch of SolarCAP, the active parent company of the VKR Group’s thermal solar energy business area, a holding based in Europe.
SolarCAP’s vision is to become the leading provider of sustainable energy solutions focusing on thermal solar energy – while at the same time making thermal solar energy the most environmentally sound and cost-effective source of energy.
SolarCAP is owned by VKR Holding, which is one of Denmark’s largest and most respected industrial investors, as well as owner and developer of companies that bring daylight, fresh air and a better environment into people’s everyday lives
Source: Heliodyne press release
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