DPC 58, Sizing Dairy Farm Water Heater Systems
Item #: DPC-058
This guideline deals specifically with sizing dairy farm water heaters for cleaning pipeline milker systems. To assure enough hot water for washing and sanitizing the entire pipeline milking system and bulk milk tank, a separate and dedicated water heating system is recommended. Incidental and non-critical hot water should be supplied by a separate water heater or refrigeration heat recovery unit.
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Table of Contents:
A DEDICATED DAIRY WATER HEATING SYSTEM
FIGURE 1. SERIES CONNECTION FOR WATER HEATERS
HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEMS
DETERMINING HOT WATER REQUIREMENTS
TABLE 1. PIPE LENGTHS TO CONTAIN 1 GALLON, FULL FLOODED
TABLE 2. TYPICAL CAPACITY OF ACCESSORIES
SIZING WATER HEATERS
WATER HEATER EFFICIENCY
WATER HEATER MAINTENANCE
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