Manual 04 - Section 05







Solar Pool Heating Installation Manual
SECTION 5: Collector Array Assembly Components

5.1 HYDROMAX COMPONENTS

The following components form the basis of the on roof section of the installation.

The Absorber Strip comprises eight tubes and is supplied in 50 metre rolls.


The Header Sections are made in only one length (approx 355 mm) and are connected together during installation to obtain a Header of the required length. The sections are tapered and each section has four terminators to which Absorber Strip can be glued.


5.1 HYDROMAX COMPONENTS

The Plug is used to close the unused Terminator positions on each Header Section. The Plug is glued into position.


This is used to join two lengths of Absorber Strip. One end of Absorber Strip is glued to each side of the Strip Joiner.


A Leak Repairer is used where a leak occurs around a glued Terminator position on a Header or Strip Joiner. The Leak Repairer is essential because glued components can not be removed without damage to the components.


The Strip Adhesive must be used to glue all of the Absorber Strip, Header Sections, Strip Joiner, Terminator Plug and Leak Repairers together. It is supplied in a 250 ml tin with an applicator.

Note: The Strip Adhesive is not a standard PVC Adhesive. Normal PVC or other adhesives will not be effective.

The Black Silicone Sealant must be used to secure the Strip to the roof.

Note: The Black Silicone Sealant is not standard sealant. Normal silicone sealant will not be effective.

5.2 HELIOCOL COMPONENTS

A fully assembled Absorber Panel measuring 1.22 metres wide by 2.44 metres high (2.35 m2 Projected Area) with a 40 mm Header at each end.

A fully assembled collector Panel measuring 1.22 metres wide by 3.20 metres high (3.30 m2 Projected Area) with a 40 mm Header at each end.

A fully assembled Absorber Panel measuring 1.22 metres wide by 3.78 metres high (3.90 m2 Projected Area) with a 40 mm Header at each end.

5.2 HELIOCOL COMPONENTS

The Plastic Panel Connector is used to join the top and bottom Headers of the Absorber Panel together and also to connect the PVC Tube Adaptors and Flange Adaptors to the Absorber Panel Headers.

The Plastic Panel Connector consists of four components:

- Panel Connector Bottom

- Panel Connector Top

- Sealing Gasket

- Panel Connector Clip



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The Tube Adaptor is used with a Plastic Panel Connector to connect a 40mm PVC pipe to the Absorber Panel Header.

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The Threaded Flange is used with an End Cap to terminate the unused ends of the Absorber Panel Header.


The End Cap is used with a Threaded Flange to terminate the unused ends of the Absorber Panel Header.

This is a 15 mm wide black, UV stabilised strap which is used to secure the Absorber Panels to the roof. It may be wrapped around the Header and then around the roof battens and fastened using a metal Strap Buckle.

The Strap Buckle is used to secure the Fixing Strap ends together.