ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Thermal Storage Tank integrates renewables and hydronics.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Thermal Storage Tank integrates renewables and hydronics.
Thermal Storage Tank integrates renewables and hydronics.
Click Here to Enlarge Picture
November 6, 2012 - Available in 9 models with capacities from 125–900 gal capacities, Thermal-Stor™ Stratified Solar Thermal Storage Tank provides solution for integrating renewable resource, such as solar thermal or ground source energy, into hydronic space heating system. Multifunctional unit operates as storage tank and hydronic buffer tank while occupying space of one unit. Equipped with connections on side of tank, unit allows for space heating system to be integrated with renewable energy system.

Lochinvar® Introduces Thermal-Stor(TM) Solar Thermal Storage Tank

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

Lochinvar Corp.
300 Maddox Simpson Pkwy.
Lebanon, TN, 37090

Press release date: October 31, 2012

Cost-Effective Innovation Allows for Easy Integration of Solar Thermal or Ground Source Energy into Hydronic Applications

LEBANON, TN – Continuing to expand upon its advanced offering of commercial solar thermal systems, Lochinvar, LLC introduces the new Thermal-Stor™ Stratified Solar Thermal Storage Tank.  Designed to offer an ideal solution for solar thermal and ground source applications with an emphasis on hydronic space heating, the multi-functional Thermal-Stor operates as a storage tank and hydronic buffer tank while solely occupying the space of a single unit.

Thermal-Stor uses the natural buoyancy of heated water to efficiently layer the temperatures in the tank, maximizing heat transfer capability of the renewable energy source and hydronic space heating system.   Energy from a solar thermal system or ground source heat pump is transferred to the storage vessel through a spherical heat exchanger.  As renewable energy is added, the stored water follows the laws of physics and stratifies within the tank – as heat is added, the hot water rises to the top and the cooler water settles at the bottom.

Equipped with connections on the side of the tank, Thermal-Stor allows for a space heating system to be easily integrated with the renewable energy system.  The hot water in the top of the tank permits the space heating system to access the hottest possible water for distribution to the heat emitters.  The cooler water in the bottom of the tank allows for increased collector efficiency and greater opportunity for solar thermal heat generation.

A back-up hydronic heat source, such as a KNIGHTŪ Boiler, ensures that the storage vessel is consistently kept at a sufficient temperature to meet hydronic heating demands.  As demand for space heating is initialized, Thermal-Stor acts as a hydraulic separator, decoupling the system demands from the boiler output.  This allows for extended boiler runtime, eliminating short cycling of the boiler and constant temperature delivery to the heating system.

This unique design provides a cost-effective solution for integrating a renewable resource such as solar thermal or ground source energy into a hydronic space heating system. Thermal-Stor is available in nine models ranging from 125 to 900 gallon capacities.  For more information, visit

Lochinvar, LLC is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers, pool heaters and storage tanks.  Based in Lebanon, TN with facilities in Chicago, Detroit, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix, Pompano Beach and Dallas, Lochinvar stocks all products in all locations.

For more information about Lochinvar, contact: Lochinvar, LLC, 300 Maddox Simpson Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37090; Phone: (615) 889-8900; Fax: (615) 547-1000;
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
 Visit Green and Clean Blog
  Latest from the Green and Clean Blog
 See more product news in:
Material Handling and Storage
Green & Clean
 More New Product News from this company:
Commercial Water Heater offers thermal efficiency up to 96%.
Wall Mount Water Heaters fit in tight installations.
Condensing Boilers operate at high-altitudes without derating.
Heating Boiler Control promotes efficient performance management.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
LochinvarŪ Kicks off Product Showcase Road Trip
LochinvarŪ to Be Featured on Another Episode of "This Old House"
Lochinvar's Fire Tube KnightŪ Wall Mount Boiler to Be Featured on PBS
LochinvarŪ Names February Winner in Vip Contractor Showcase
LochinvarŪ Names January Winner in VIP Contractor Showcase
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Storage Tanks
Thermal Control Tanks
Join the forum discussion at:
Hard to Handle

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address