Snow Melt

Snow Melt Systems are used in a variety of applications, often to improve safety, accessibility, and quality-of-life. Valutech provides a wide range of brazed plate heat exchangers for optimum efficiency in your application.

Snowmelt systems play vital roles as safety measures for air ambulance helicopter pads and on steep ramps. These systems typically operate by pumping hot antifreeze through a series of tubes under the asphalt.

In recent years snowmelt systems have also become widely used for residential driveways. Their popularity has steadily increased over the years as the population ages and the relative burden of shovelling snow becomes more difficult.

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    Snow Melt System Performance

    Snow melt systems traditionally rely on brazed plate heat exchangers, usually to separate the antifreeze from the the hot water in the boiler circuit. We carry Alfa Laval’s line of brazed plate heat exchangers  which provide optimal performance, reliability, and highly efficient heat transfer capabilities.

    The chart below lists some common models of brazed plate exchangers and their specifications. To find an optimal and high-efficiency brazed plate exchanger for your snow melt application, contact a Valutech specialist today and we’d be happy to assist you!

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    Snow Melt: Hot Side (Water) / Cold Side (50% Propylene Glycol)

    Square foot coverage based on 150 Btu/hr/sq foot

    ModelLoad
    (Btu/hr)
    Sq Feet
    Coverage
    Boiler Water
    Inlet Temp °F
    Boiler Water
    Outlet Temp °F
    Boiler Water
    Flow (GPM)
    Boiler Water
    ΔP (ft H2O)
    Boiler Water
    ΔP (PSI)
    Snowmelt
    Inlet Temp °F
    Snowmelt
    Outlet Temp °F
    Snowmelt
    Flow (GPM)
    Snowmelt
    ΔP (ft H2O)
    Snowmelt
    ΔP (PSI)
    CB16-25H50,0003331601303.40.90.371001303.71.00.45
    CB30-18H75,000
    100,000
    500
    667
    1601305.1
    6.8
    2.9
    5.1
    1.274
    2.2
    1001305.5
    7.4
    3.4
    5.8
    1.453
    2.52
    CB30-24H125,000
    150,000
    833
    1000
    1601308.5
    10.3
    4.3
    6.0
    1.851
    2.618
    1001309.2
    11.1
    5.2
    7.0
    2.262
    3.026
    CB30-34H175,000
    200,000
    225,000
    1167
    1333
    1500
    16013012.0
    13.7
    15.4
    4.0
    5.2
    6.5
    1.751
    2.257
    2.824
    10013012.9
    14.8
    16.6
    5.3
    6.8
    8.6
    2.292
    2.961
    3.711
    CB30-44H250,000
    275,000
    1667
    1833
    16013017.1
    18.8
    4.9
    5.8
    2.105
    2.524
    10013018.5
    20.3
    6.7
    8.1
    2.904
    3.487
    CB30-50H300,000200016013020.55.42.34910013022.27.73.333
    CB30-60H350,000233316013023.95.22.27010013025.97.83.358
    CB30-70H400,000266716013027.35.22.24610013029.68.03.457
    CB30-100H450,000300016013030.83.71.61510013033.26.42.754
    CB110-30H500,000333316013034.27.33.16710013036.99.24.002
    CB110-38H600,00400016013041.07.53.26210013044.39.74.191
    CB110-46H700,000466716013047.97.13.08510013051.79.34.028
    CB110-54H800,000533316013054.76.92.98310013059.19.13.937
    CB110-64H900,000600016013061.56.82.92710013066.59.03.892
    CB110-76H1,000,000666716013068.45.82.52910013073.97.83.391
    CB110-90H1,250,000833316013085.56.62.84710013092.48.83.830
    CB110-110H1,500,00010,000160130102.56.82.943100130110.89.13.957
    CB110-124H1,750,00011,667160130119.67.73.331100130129.310.34.463
    CB110-140H2,000,00013,333160130136.78.63.706100130147.811.44.938