Glossary of Plumbing Terms

Plumbing Vocabulary and Industry Terms | Glossary
Plumbing Vocabulary and Industry Terms | Glossary




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Water Heater
A plumbing appliance designed for heating cold water in the water distribution system. A plumbing appliance is a special type of plumbing fixture/device that: - is connected to an external supply of drinking or sanitary water; - generates and transfers heat to deliver drinking or sanitary hot water at given temperature levels, quantities and flow rates during given intervals; - is equipped with one or more heat generators.

Water-To-Air Heat Exchanger
A coil with water flowing inside copper tubes that are covered with metal fins. Heat is removed from the water inside the tubes when air moves across the metal fins.

Water-To-Water Heat Exchanger
A device that transfers heat from one water system to another without mixing the water in the two systems.


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