Submitted by: Kermi GmbH
Implemented country: Germany
Title: New flat radiator saves energy and affords greater comfort
Kermi GmbH developed and patented a flat radiator whose innovative design saves energy and simultaneously increases comfort. Conventional flat radiators have all plates in parallel and so the flow through them is simultaneous. The Therm X2 has its front plate in series with the other plates. This means that only the front plate is heated, while the back plates remain cooler and serve as a radiation shield, which raises the energy efficiency. When more heat is needed, the back plates are also heated and contribute to effective and quick heating of a room. The serial stream produces a 25% shorter warm-up phase, as wellas, in combination with the preset valve elelment, up to 11% energy savings compared to conventional flat radiators.