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Operating instructions
For the operator
Operating instructions
Solar heating system
with auroSTOR
Solar hot water system
GB, IE
Table of contents
Table of contents
1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
Notes on the documentation ................................ 3
Other applicable documents ................................... 3
Storing documents ..................................................... 3
Symbols used ............................................................... 3
Applicability of the instructions .............................. 3
Cylinder identification plate ..................................... 3
CE label ......................................................................... 3
Benchmark ................................................................... 3
2
2.1
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.2
2.3
Safety instructions ..................................................4
Safety and warning information .............................4
Classification of action-related warnings .............4
Structure of warnings ................................................4
Intended use ................................................................4
Basic safety instructions...........................................5
3
Description of the unit ............................................6
4
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.5.1
4.5.2
4.6
4.6.1
4.6.2
4.7
Operation ..................................................................... 7
Operating the solar heating system....................... 7
Controlling the solar heating system..................... 7
Setting the hot water temperature ........................8
Switching off hot water production .......................8
Frost protection ...........................................................8
Frost protection of solar heating system ..............8
Cylinder frost protection...........................................8
Cleaning the solar collector and cylinder .............9
Cleaning the solar collectors ...................................9
Cleaning the cylinder .................................................9
Fault finding .................................................................9
5
Inspection and maintenance ............................... 10
6
6.1
6.2
Recycling and disposal .......................................... 10
Unit ............................................................................... 10
Packaging.................................................................... 10
7
7.1
7.2
Customer service and manufacturer's
guarantee .....................................................................11
Vaillant service ............................................................11
Vaillant guarantee ......................................................11
8
Technical data ...........................................................12
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Operating instructions for auroSTOR 0020111120_02
Notes on the documentation 1
1
Notes on the documentation
The following instructions are intended to guide you
through the entire documentation.
Further documents apply in combination with these
operating instructions.
We do not accept liability for any claims or damages
resulting from failure to observe these instructions.
1.1
1.5
Cylinder identification plate
The identification plate is attached to the front of the
cylinder at the factory.
1.6
CE label
CE labelling shows that, based on the type overview, the
units comply with the basic requirements of the applicable directives.
Other applicable documents
> When operating the solar heating system, you must
observe all operating instructions for system components and for other accessories used in the system.
1.7
Benchmark
These operating instructions are included with the individual components and accessories.
1.2
Storing documents
> Store these operating instructions and all other applicable documents in such a way that they are available
whenever required.
1.3
Symbols used
The symbols used in the text are explained below.
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1.4
Symbol that denotes useful tips and
information
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Vaillant Ltd. supports the Benchmark Initiative.
A benchmark checklist for commissioning gasfired boilers is attached to these installation instructions. It is very important that this document be filled out properly when installing, commissioning and handing-over to the operator of
the installation.
Symbol for a required action
Applicability of the instructions
These instructions apply for the following only:
Unit type
Cylinder volume
Article number
VIH S GB 210/2 S
210 litres
0020115422
VIH S GB 260/2 S
260 litres
0020115425
VIH S GB 310/2 S
310 litres
0020115428
Table 1.1 Applicability of the instructions
> The article number of the unit is displayed on the identification plate.
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2 Safety instructions
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Safety instructions
2.1
Safety and warning information
When operating the system, observe the basic safety
instructions and the warning notes which appear before
each of the actions.
2.1.1
Classification of action-related warnings
The action-related warnings are classified in accordance
with the severity of the possible danger using the following warning signs and signal words:
Warning sign
a
e
a
b
2.1.2
Signal
word
Explanation
Danger!
Imminent danger to life or risk
of severe personal injury
Danger!
Risk of death from
electric shock
Warning!
Risk of minor
personal injury
Caution!
Risk of material or environmental
damage
Structure of warnings
Warning signs are identified by an upper and lower separating line and are laid out according to the following
basic principle:
a
Signal word!
Type and source of danger!
Explanation of the type and source of danger.
> Measures for averting the danger
2.2
Intended use
The Vaillant solar heating system has been constructed
using state-of-the-art technology in accordance with recognised safety regulations.
Nevertheless, there is still a risk of injury or danger of
death to the operator or others or of damage to the unit
and other property in the event of improper use or use
for which the unit is not intended.
These components of the Vaillant solar heating system
are not intended to be used by persons (including children) with limited physical, sensory or mental capabilities or insufficient experience and/or knowledge, unless
they are supervised by a person who is responsible for
their safety or have been instructed by this person on
how to use the unit.
Children must be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the unit.
The cylinders work with the pressure of the water supply
line and do not need a cold water tank for their supply.
The purpose of the Vaillant solar heating system is to
provide a solar-supported hot water supply.
Vaillant auroSTOR VIH S GB 210/2 S, VIH S GB 260/2 S,
and VIH S GB 310/2 S solar cylinders are unvented, indirectly heated domestic hot water cylinders for solar
heating systems designed for use with gas-fired wallhung boilers as per GB standards for hot water supply
systems.
They are used only to supply potable water heated up to
80 ºC by means of a solar collector array. They may only
be used for this purpose. The cylinders can be used in
combination with a downstream gas-fired wall-hung
boiler for hot water production in accordance with
GB standards.
Any other use that is not specified in these instructions,
or use beyond that specified in this document shall be
considered improper use.
Any direct commercial or industrial use is also deemed
to be improper. The manufacturer or supplier is not liable for any damage resulting from such use. The user
alone bears the risk.
Intended use includes the following:
– observance of accompanying operating, installation and
servicing instructions for Vaillant products as well as for
other parts of components of the system
– compliance with all inspection and maintenance
– conditions listed in the instructions.
Improper use of any kind is prohibited!
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Safety instructions 2
2.3
Basic safety instructions
Installation, commissioning, and maintenance
Installation and adjustment as well as service, maintenance and repair must be carried out by a competent
person approved at the time by the Health and Safety
Executive and be in accordance with the relevant
requirements of the Local Authority, Building Regulations, Building Regulations (Scotland), Building Regulations (Northern Ireland), and the bye-laws of the local
Water Undertaking.
Cylinder safety information
This product has been checked for adherence to the
building regulations for unvented domestic hot water
cylinder systems. It may not be changed or modified
in any way whatsoever.
Preventing damage due to unauthorised changes
to the unit
Changes to the system may only be carried out by
a competent person!
> The installed safety devices must always be used.
Avoiding damage resulting from the closing of the
expansion relief valve
> Never shut off the expansion relief valve or relief valve
termination.
Lightning and hail
We recommend declaring the solar heating system as an
increase in value to the insurance and insuring it explicitly against lightning. It may also make sense to take out
an insurance against hailstorms in particularly prone
areas.
> You must also observe the guidelines of the local water
utility companies.
If the water does not meet the requirements of The
Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000 (Amendment) Regulations 2007, corrosion damage may occur
to the cylinder.
> Only use the cylinder to heat potable water.
Avoiding burns and scalds
If the system is in stagnation, hot steam can discharge
from the expansion relief valve of the solar pump unit.
This may be visible in the receptor canister. Should this
occur contact your installer for advice.
The temperature of the stored water could reach high
temperatures after solar charging and your Vaillant solar
installer will have fitted a tempering valve so as to prevent this reaching the hot water taps. Should excessively
hot water reach your hot taps contact your installer
immediately.
Preventing frost damage
You must not turn the boiler off completely so that you
can still use all safety functions for your central heating
system. If you want to take the unit out of operation for
a relatively long period of time in an unheated room at
risk from frost, you must arrange for a competent person to completely drain the auroSTOR.
Avoiding damage caused by leaks
If there are leaks in the pipework, close off the cold
water stop valve on the safety assembly and notify a
competent person so that they can rectify the leaks.
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3 Description of the unit
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Description of the unit
The auroSTOR solar cylinder is available in three sizes:
210, 260 and 310 litres and meets the requirements of
EN 12897:2006. The cylinder is made from stainless
steel and is insulated with EPS with heat radiation
absorbers.
The cylinder works with the pressure of the water supply
line and does not need a cold water tank for its supply.
To enable the cylinder to work as well as possible, a cold
water supply with an appropriate pressure and flow rate
is required.
Hot water temperature control
You can set the hot water temperature and primary
heating times in the upper half of the cylinder on the
controller. One of the following controllers may be used
depending on the design of your system:
– Vaillant auroMATIC VRS 560 solar controller or
– Vaillant dual-channel eBUS controller
– Cylinder thermostat in conjunction with a timer
Observe the operating instructions for the installed
controller or timer.
Electric immersion heater
The cylinder is equipped with an additional electric
immersion heater with a heating output of 3 kW. The
electric immersion heater is located behind the top front
cladding. The electric immersion heater is designed for
use in unvented cylinders and has a thermostat with a
temperature controller and a thermal cut-out (TCO) with
a reset button.
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Safety devices
The solar cylinder has been provided with all safety and
control devices for operation of the unvented domestic
hot water supply:
–
–
–
–
Temperature/pressure relief valve (90 ºC, 7 bar)
Pressure reducing valve (3.5 bar) with line strainer
Expansion relief valve (one-way valve, 6.0 bar)
Solar pump thermal cut-out, set to 80 ºC, connected with
the solar pump in order to isolate this heat source if
there is a fault in the solar control.
– Thermal cut-out for electric immersion heater
– Solar cylinder thermal cut-out, set to 80 ºC, to be connected to the two port motorised valve in order
to isolate the primary heat source if a domestic water
supply thermostat fault occurs.
Solar heating system
The Vaillant solar heating system is a closed hydraulic
system in which the special heat transfer fluid of the
solar heating system transfers the heat to the water
in the cylinder via a heat exchanger.
The water in the auroSTOR solar cylinder is heated
by two separate circuits.
The cooler water in the lower part of the cylinder is
heated by the solar circuit. The relatively low water temperatures in the lower section ensure optimum heat
transfer from the heat exchanger of the solar circuit
to the water in the cylinder even if the solar radiation
is low.
The warmer water in the upper part of the cylinder is
heated by the gas-fired wall-hung boiler in the primary
heating circuit or by an electric immersion heater. The
ready-to-use volume in the top part of the cylinder
amounts to around half of the total cylinder volume.
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Operation 4
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4.1
Operation
Operating the solar heating system
a
Danger!
Risk of scalding and bursts due to inappropriate alterations!
There is a risk of escaping steam, bursting,
and damage to the system if you make any
changes to the cylinder, control system,
supply lines for water and power (if present), relief valve termination, or expansion
relief valve for the cylinder water.
> Do not make any improper changes.
a
Warning!
Risk of scalding
The output temperature of the draw-off
points can reach 85 ºC if the mixing valve is
set incorrectly.
> Do not adjust the mixing valve.
> If the output temperature at the draw-off
point is too high or low, contact a competent person to set the output temperature.
a
Warning!
Risk of burns from hot system components!
The collectors and pipes can become
extremely hot!
> Be careful when touching system components which carry heat.
b
Caution!
Risk of damage from leaks!
Leaks in the water pipes between the cylinder and tap can result in water damage.
> If a leak occurs, close the cold water stop
valve on the cylinder.
> Contact a competent person to eliminate
the leak.
The solar heating system is set up during the commissioning process and then works automatically. You do
not even need to make any adjustments when you go
on holiday.
Observe the following to ensure your Vaillant solar heating system works perfectly:
> Do not open or close any of the valves.
> Never switch the solar heating system off, even if you go
on holiday or suspect a fault.
Contact a competent person in such cases.
> Do not take out the fuse or switch off the fuse box.
> Do not under any circumstances fill the solar circuit
yourself.
4.2
Controlling the solar heating system
For information on controlling the solar heating system,
see the operating instructions for the relevant solar controller.
The cold water stop valve is located in the pipe connection of your domestic water connection for the cylinder
(cold water inlet) right next to the cylinder.
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4 Operation
4.3
Setting the hot water temperature
The hot water temperature is set to the required value
by the competent person during the cylinder commissioning process.
If an external controller is installed for hot water temperature control, you can set the hot water temperature
and primary heating times using this controller.
For information on making settings, see the operating
instructions for the controller
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If the auroSTOR has been installed in a cupboard
used for airing clothes, make sure that clothing
and other objects are not placed on the cylinder,
control devices, pipes or other system components.
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Always make sure that there is clear access
to the cylinder to enable the use of the hot
water thermostat controller and the thermostat
mixer.
4.4
1
Switching off hot water production
> Switch off the gas-fired wall-hung boiler (see operating
instructions for the gas-fired wall-hung boiler) to temporarily switch off the heating and hot water system.
4.5
Frost protection
4.5.1
Frost protection of solar heating system
> Arrange for a competent person to check the frost protection of the solar heating system once a year.
The checking of the frost protection is a usual component of a maintenance agreement with a competent person.
Fig. 4.1 Setting the cylinder thermostat
Key
1 Cylinder thermostat
If no controller for hot water temperature control is
installed, you can set the required hot water temperature on the cylinder thermostat (2). You can set the
reheating times on the installed hot water timer.
Observe the operating instructions for the hot water
timer.
> Set the desired cylinder hot water temperature on the
cylinder thermostat (1).
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4.5.2
Do not add any fluid to the solar circuit.
Do not mix the solar fluid with other fluids.
Cylinder frost protection
b
Caution!
Risk of damage due to frost!
If the cylinder is placed out of operation for
a relatively long period of time in an
unheated room (e.g. during a winter holiday), the cylinder must be completely
drained.
> Contact a competent person to drain the
cylinder.
In order to avoid calcification, the temperature should
be set to a maximum of 60°C.
> Use the operating instructions for the gas-fired wallhung boiler to make sure that the unit is ready for operation.
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If you are absent during a relatively long period when
there is a risk of frost, make sure that you leave the central heating on and that the temperature in the cylinder
room and in all other rooms is kept above freezing.
If you are heating up water for the first time or
after a long switch-off period, the full cylinder
performance is only available following a waiting
period.
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Operation 4
4.6
Cleaning the solar collector and cylinder
4.6.1
Cleaning the solar collectors
There is actually no need to clean the collectors. Like
skylights, solar collectors do get dirty. However, they
are kept reasonably clean naturally by rainfall.
4.6.2
Cleaning the cylinder
> Clean the outside of the cylinder only with a damp cloth,
using soapy water if it is especially dirty.
Do not use abrasive cleaning agents or solvents
(any type of scouring agent, petroleum etc.) since they
can damage the cladding and the cylinder fixtures.
4.7
Fault finding
What do I do if...
Fault
Remedy
… fluid is dripping from the system?
If possible, collect the fluid in a bucket and inform a competent
person.
… the fluid level rises in the collecting container under the solar
pump unit?
Inform a competent person.
… fluid or steam is escaping from the expansion relief valve?
Inform a competent person.
… the controller issues a message telling me the sensor is faulty
Inform a competent person.
or there is a cable break?
… the pressure shown on the pressure gauge of the solar pump unit Inform a competent person.
falls below the minimum operating pressure?
… the panel on a flat collector has been damaged?
Do not touch the collector interior. Inform a competent person.
… the glass tubes of a tube collector have been damaged?
Do not touch the collector interior.
Inform a competent person.
... the cylinder is not providing sufficient hot water?
Check that the hot water temperature is set correctly on the controller (¬ section 4.3, max. 60°C recommended). If the settings
are correct, the cylinder may be calcified. Then: Inform a competent
person.
... a thermal cut-out trips?
Inform a competent person.
... water flows from the expansion relief valve?
Inform a competent person.
Tab. 4.1 Troubleshooting by the operator
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5 Inspection and maintenance
6 Recycling and disposal
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Inspection and maintenance
An annual inspection/maintenance run for the solar
heating system by a competent person is a prerequisite
for ensuring that the solar heating system is permanently ready for operation, reliable, and has a long working life.
It is important that your hot water cylinder is serviced
annually.
We recommend entering into a maintenance agreement.
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a
Danger!
Risk of death from electric shock!
Improperly executed work on the solar
heating system can result in risk to life and
limb.
> Never try to rectify solar heating system
faults yourself.
> Contact a competent person to rectify all
faults.
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Recycling and disposal
Both the Vaillant auroSTOR and its transport packaging
consist mainly of recyclable raw materials.
6.1
Unit
You must not dispose of your Vaillant auroSTOR or any
of its accessories in normal domestic rubbish. Make sure
that the old unit and any accessories are disposed of
properly.
6.2
Packaging
Arrange for the competent person who installed the unit
to dispose of the transport packaging.
Danger!
Risk of injury resulting from improper
maintenance or repair.
Failure to arrange for the system to be
maintained and repaired and improper
maintenance and repair can impair the
operational safety of the unit, leading to
personal injury and material damage.
> Never attempt to perform maintenance
work or repairs on the solar heating system yourself.
> Always employ a competent person.
Servicing
After servicing, the servicing engineer must complete
the relevant Service Interval Record section of the
Benchmark Checklist located on the inside back pages of
this document.
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Customer service and manufacturer’s guarantee 7
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7.1
Customer service and
manufacturer's guarantee
Vaillant service
To ensure regular servicing, it is strongly recommended
that arrangements are made for a Maintenance Agreement. Please contact Vaillant Service Solutions
(0870 6060 777) for further details.
7.2
Vaillant guarantee
Vaillant provides a full parts and labour guarantee for
this appliance.
The appliance and all associated pipe work and controls
must be installed by suitably competent persons in
accordance with all current and relevant safety, building
control and planning regulations and in full compliance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
All unvented domestic hot water cylinders must be
installed by a competent person to the prevailing building regulations at the time of installation (G3).
Terms and conditions apply to the guarantee, details of
which can be found on the guarantee registration card
included with this appliance.
Failure to install and commission this appliance in compliance with the manufacturer’s instructions will invalidate the guarantee (this does not affect the customer’s
statutory rights).
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8 Technical data
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Technical data
Unit
Total capacity
Actual capacity
Hot water capacity (upper coil)
Hot water capacity (solar coil)
Dedicated solar volume
Maximum supply pressure to pressure reducing valve
Rated pressure of cylinder
Maximum operating pressure of heating coil
Maximum operating pressure of solar coil
Operating pressure
Pressure limiting valve
Expansion relief valve
Temperature and pressure relief valve
Charge pressure of hot water expansion vessel
Maximum temperature of heating circuit
Maximum temperature of potable hot water
Maximum temperature of solar fluid
Standing heat loss
Heat up time according to EN 12897
Recovery time (70% capacity)
Primary heat exchanger performance
Flow rate for primary heat exchanger performance
Primary heat exchanger pressure drop
Primary heat exchanger volume
Primary heat exchanger surface area
Heat up time according to EN 12897 (solar)
Solar heat exchanger performance
Flow rate for solar heat exchanger output
Solar heat exchanger pressure drop
Solar heat exchanger volume
Solar heat exchanger surface area
Dimensions
Height
Height with hot water draw off
Topple measure
Diameter
Depth
Net weight
Weight (full)
Connections
Cold water inlet
Hot water draw off
Balanced pressure cold water outlet
Secondary return
Primary heater flow
Primary heater return
Solar flow
Solar return
Primary heating circuit immersion sleeve size
Solar circuit immersion sleeve size
VIH S GB 210/2 S
litres
litres
litres
litres
litres
MPa (bar)
MPa (bar)
MPa (bar)
MPa (bar)
MPa (bar)
MPa (bar)
MPa (bar)
°C,
MPa (bar)
MPa (bar)
°C
°C
°C
kW/24 h
mins
mins
kW
l/min
mbar
Liter
m2
min
kW
l/min
mbar
Liter
m2
210
209,4
104,8
203,3
104,6
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
kg
kg
1593
1625
1680
mm
mm
1,98
20
15
16,7
79
32
19,7
97
40
249
VIH S GB 260/2 S
VIH S GB 310/2 S
260
254,4
142,0
246,1
112,4
1,2 (12)
0,7 (7)
0,35 (3,5)
0,6 (6)
0,35 (3,5)
0,35 (3,5)
0,6 (6)
90,
0,7 (7)
0,4 (4)
85
85
85
2,15
27
20
16,5
23,3
78
2,37
0,5
40
19,5
23,3
95
2,94
0,62
310
297,2
144,2
271,1
153,0
1843
1875
1918
554,5
624
43
298
2153
2185
2217
2,35
28
21
16,0
79
49
17,2
98
50
347
22 mm unprofiled pipe (crimp joints)
22 mm unprofiled pipe (crimp joints)
22 mm unprofiled pipe (crimp joints)
15 mm unprofiled pipe (crimp joints)
22 mm unprofiled pipe (crimp joints)
22 mm unprofiled pipe (crimp joints)
22 mm unprofiled pipe (crimp joints)
22 mm unprofiled pipe (crimp joints)
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Tab. 8.1 Technical data for auroSTOR solar cylinder
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Technical data 8
Unit
Electrical connections
Immersion heater (according to EN BS 60335)
Length of immersion heater
Two port motorised valve
Cylinder thermostat
Thermal cut-out solar
Material data
Cylinder body material
Cylinder jacket material
Insulation material
Insulation thickness
Corrosion protection
Blowing agent for insulation material
ODP
inch
mm
VIH S GB 210/2 S
VIH S GB 260/2 S
VIH S GB 310/2 S
2.7 kW, 230 V, 50 Hz
14
230/240 V, 50 Hz
230/240 V, 50 Hz
230/240 V, 50 Hz
Stainless steel (1.4521)
Polypropylene
EPS with infrared absorber
50
Stainless steel
Pentane (GWP < 5)
0
Tab. 8.1 Technical data for auroSTOR solar cylinder (continued)
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Manufacturer
0020111120_02 GBIE 092013 – Subject to change
Supplier
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