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SmartHeat Colour Coding System

There is currently no colour coding standard for hydronic domestic systems. As part of the SmartHeat FP7 Project, a colour scheme has been defined for coding the hydraulic connections corresponding to the heating and hot water installation of a building.

Today the plumbing of renewable heating and cooling systems is becoming complicated by the increasing number of sources that can be used for supplying energy. Most sources need dedicated plumbing and specific materials and techniques to produce safe reliable efficient systems. All systems need to have high levels of insulation with continuous cover and integrity so that thermal losses, or gains, are minimised. With such insulation, it often becomes very difficult to identify a pipeline as there is usually a uniformity of appearance.


In addition, where heat stores are used there can often be between 10 and 20 connections, or connection options, on a cylinder. It is important that each connection is clearly identified as it is rare that the internal configuration of the pipework or structure is visible or readily apparent. Again, although identification of the connections on the cylinder is important, once insulation is applied it is still vital that connections can be readily identified.

As part of the SmartHeat Project, a colour scheme has been defined for coding the hydraulic connections corresponding to the heating and hot water installation of a building.

Please follow the link below to download the SmartHeat colour coding system:

SmartHeat Colour Coding Document

 

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