Heatergate

Abstract

A means to control heat coming from a standard steam radiator.

Approaches

  • We can cover the radiator with a blanket to keep the heat in until it’s called for.
    • With a fan that pushes/pulls air through the radiator on-demand.
    • With an actuated louver that allows convection upward on-demand.

Links

  • https://www.radiatorlabs.com/our-system/
  • http://www.coloradoenergy.org/procorner/stuff/r-values.htm
  • https://rimstar.org/renewnrg/heat_transfer_loss_calculations.htm
  • http://www.consumersplumbing.com/site/consumers/productdetail.exc?cmd=630_view_prod&isApp=true&page=1&co_id=630&item_id=140983&prod_id=6918
  • http://www.bestheating.com/btu-calculator
  • http://mid-mountain.com/nomex-textiles/
  • https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeImprovement/comments/283gvc/moving_steam_radiators/
  • https://heatinghelp.com/blog/steam-heating-dos-and-donts-for-homeowners/
  • https://ask.metafilter.com/75526/How-to-safely-moderate-my-radiator-that-has-no-knobs
  • https://www.citylab.com/life/2014/02/our-indispensible-guide-cooling-your-overheated-apartment/8281/
  • https://www.thespruce.com/make-your-hot-apartment-more-bearable-in-winter-3017412
  • https://www.google.com/search?q=insulating+blanket&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiynt2-icHYAhVKSt8KHRJeDTgQsAQIjgI&biw=1186&bih=720#imgrc=jUvkgsdx9TBaiM:
  • http://www.radiantbarrier.com/temptrol.htm
  • https://www.armynavysales.com/gray-rescue-blanket-ca288-370.html
  • https://www.google.com/search?q=polyester+melting+point&oq=polyester+melting+point&aqs=chrome.0.0l6.4477j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  • https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Original-Vellux-Blanket-Twin-Soft-Warm-Insulated-Pet-Friendly-Home-Bed/112445562847?hash=item1a2e471fdf:g:m24AAOSwL5pZf-yk
  • https://www.legionsafety.com/refrigiwear-cold-weather-clothing-150bl-rwprotect-insulated-standard-blanket.html
  • http://www.rvshop.com/4-x-6-x-38-Insulation-Blanket-Single-Sided-_p_56327.html

 

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