Planning program for designing an underfloor heating systems
About the project:
The traditional, family-owned company Viessmann, based in Allendorf near Frankenberg, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of energy and heating systems.
Development of a planning program for an electric underfloor heating design and infrared heating technology for the product range “electric heaters Vitoplanar”
The planning starts with the query of the building data and the creation of an initial room. The building data was included in the heat load calculation. Spatial planning offers common layouts such as rectangle, L-shape and T-shape. Each wall can be dimensioned individually, by keystrokes or by clicking and dragging the wall directly in the drawing.
Important for the heating load calculation is the setting of the outer walls. The user can define whether the outside wall is adjacent to outside air, to soil or to an unheated room. Floor and ceiling of a room are also considered.
Depending on the specific room type such as bathroom, living room or kitchen, different facilities and furniture is available to select. On the floor standing facilities are decisive for the installation of underfloor heating. These must be left out of the heating mat, for example bath or shower.
The E-Planner automatically determines the optimum installation of the heating mats in the room. The user can make individual adjustments by changing the wall distance or the laying direction.
By displaying the calculated heating load and the degree of coverage, the user can still opt for additional infrared heaters. A full range of infrared panels with different wall or ceiling mounting capabilities is available. As soon as an infrared panel is added in the room, the coverage and the installed capacity of the room will be updated.
When placing the infrared panel, the radiation cone (beam angle and radiation width) is visualized. This allows the user to better assess the exact position of the panel and the resulting heat distribution. As an additional help, the user can switch to 3D mode, which stylistically simulates the radiation in the room. Panels with wall mounting can be moved up and down in the 3D view, taking into account the minimum distances between floor and ceiling.
In the list of parts, all planned products are listed by room. Optionally, other articles can be added. The list of parts and all room drawings with installation plan and infrared radiation cone are printable.
The entire project can be stored on the server.