Buffer Tanks

  • Buffer tanks or sometimes called accumulator tanks are used to store or accumulate heat energy in water.
  • The heat is stored until needed and then distributed to different zones within a heating systems or indirectly to heat hot water storage cylinders.
  • Buffer tanks are very popular with biomass boilers or uncontrolled heat sources.
  • It is important that buffer tanks are correctly sized and well insulated to ensure they work efficiently with the system.
  • Undersizing or oversizing of buffer tanks can have the opposite effect on the overall performance of a heating system.
  • Generally buffer tanks are fitted to the 'primary side' of a heating system and can be made of mild steel without concern for corrosion issues, stainless steel options are also available for more specialist applications.

Select Mild Steel or Stainless Steel