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    Expansion vessel pressure

    Dear experts,

    I have read some manuals from different expansion tanks' manufacturer and they have mentioned the expansion tank air side pressure should be 0.3 bar higher than the static pressure of the point to which the tank is connected.
    If the air pressure of the tank is the same static pressure that the tank is connected to then likelihood of filling the tank with water is too high although the water has not been warm or expanded.Name:  Screenshot_20220805_075626.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by seee View Post
    Dear experts,

    I have read some manuals from different expansion tanks' manufacturer and they have mentioned the expansion tank air side pressure should be 0.3 bar higher than the static pressure of the point to which the tank is connected.
    If the air pressure of the tank is the same static pressure that the tank is connected to then likelihood of filling the tank with water is too high although the water has not been warm or expanded.Name:  Screenshot_20220805_075626.jpg
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    The expansion tank is pre-charged with the static pressure of the "System" + a # or 2. (maybe that's .3 bar)
    If the system static is 12#'s than ill charge to 13 or 14#'s.

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    Thank you for the reply

    So the mentioned formula is correct and should be put into practice ?
    I asked the question to clarify my doubt because some people say it should be the
    Same pressure as static pressure of the point the tank is connected.

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    Depends on your set up.

    Is it for a closed loop heating application with a 3 to more story application?

    Is it for a DHW that is supplied from a well pump?

    you need to set the pressure up to the system your installing it to.

    https://www.tacocomfort.com/document...1.2_120114.pdf

    https://www.engproguides.com/expansi...sign-guide.pdf

    properly sizing the tank is also critical for the application.

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    Exactly, where is "of the point the tank is connected"? It makes a difference.

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    Suppose the system is a heating closed loop system and expansion tank is connected to suction side of the
    Distribution pump.
    As far as i know the only parameter that is importamt in aspect of air pressure of the tank is static pressure of the point to which the tank is connected.
    Am i wrong?

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    And suppose the circ is on the return side of the boiler and the x-tank is on the inlet side of the circ.

    Or suppose the circ is on the return side of the boiler and the x-tank is on the supply side of the boiler.

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    To help you out. closed loop heating with different piping set ups. yes CSA ANSI but the physics are the same.

    Suggested system be full, cold for static pressure test set up. But be mindful of your positioning and setup.

    CSA/AM - ANSI Z21.101/CSA 8.5https://www.nationalpumpsupply.com/content/pdf/bell-&-gossett-asme-expansion-tank-installation-manual.pdf

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