Radiators can be classified in several ways. First, the material of manufacture. They can be cast iron, aluminum, bimetal and steel. Secondly, the constructional execution. Radiators are sectional, panel and tubular. Depending on the material chosen by the manufacturer, the device is manufactured specific designs. Iron – a well-known to Russian consumers an alloy of iron with carbon radiators from it produce more than one hundred years.
And now, according to analysts, most of the domestic market of heating devices (about 50%) are they. Cast-iron construction consists of a set connected to the nipple cast vertical sections, and therefore are called "sectional." Why is cast iron radiators are so popular in Russia? First of all, they are highly resistant to corrosion and are adapted to poor as the coolant (which in our heating systems ubiquitous). In this regard, they are very reliable and also inexpensive. However, these radiators are quite inertia in the transfer of heat, which creates difficulties in their adjustment. C in terms of energy efficiency is a minus. Another disadvantage of cast iron radiators is a large mass of such devices, which significantly complicates the installation. Sectional may also be aluminum, steel and bimetal radiators.
First, in view of high-strength, low thermal inertia (ease of management), low weight, have good prospects. So, according to analysts, the annual demand for aluminum radiators in Russia increased by 10.5%. The idea of bimetallic radiators based on the properties of steel and aluminum – two ("bi") metals. For steel radiators are much more likely to choose the trumpet, the sectional or a panel design.