Create a comforting Floorwarming System in a Buddhist temple.
GA Fleet utilized over 11,000 feet of floorwarming cable in a Buddhist temple to maintain carpet surface temperatures of 80 degrees for the comfort of its members. Finite element heat transfer models were generated by Raychem to design the floorwarming system with as little heater cable as possible. First floor heater cables were imbedded in the floor slab, and second floor heater cables were located on the underside of the second floor slab.
Cables were installed prior to topping concrete pour. Cable reels of 1000 feet each were cut to length in the field. Field conditions often require modifications in cable lengths and layout from engineering design.
Heater cable power connections and terminations are above grade in accessible junction boxes. Only the rugged polyolefin jacket of the cable is in the slab. There are no buried splices that can fail due to poor manufacturing, handling, or galvanic corrosion.
Custom made floor temperature sensing thermostats provide an additional level of control for comfort and energy savings. Capillary tubing of up to 50 foot lengths permit temperatures to be monitored in the center of the room(s). Installation in thermally conductive fluid-filled conduit provides rapid response and the ability for removal for future service.
GA Fleet delivered a more tranquil experience for all members of the Buddhist temple