High Performance and High Efficiency
The V-Grid Series of Grid-Enabled/Grid-Responsive electric thermal storage (ETS) water heaters from Vaughn will meet the current requirements of utility demand response and load management programs while setting the stage for the introduction of Grid-Interactive Water Heating (GIWH). Grid-Interactive Water Heating is the consensus term describing high-speed, two-way communication between the electric water heating appliance and the Smart Grid - specifically, the electric utility, balancing authority, independent system operator or aggregation entity. When equipped with a grid-interactive control device, a V-Grid grid-enabled electric thermal storage (ETS) water heater becomes a 'thermal battery' for storing electric energy, having the ability to follow locational marginal pricing (LMP), providing fast regulation service and better integrating renewable energy, there by effectively reducing the carbon footprint of the appliance. Available in 80, 100 and 119 gallon capacities, V-GRID grid-enabled water heaters are designed to meet the long-term performance requirements of the electric utility while seamlessly providing for the hot water needs of the household. Minimal stanby heat loss, proven components and the industry's longest lasting tank make the V-GRID Grid-Enabled electric water heater the best choice for utility demand response, load management, RTP/CPP and grid-interactive water heating programs.
- Grid-Enabled Electronic Thermostat with Communication Interface
- Communication Protocol Flexibility - CTA2045, Open ADR, WiFi, Zigbee, Bluetooth, Cellular, Pager, Etc.
- Precise Temperature Control
- Activation Key Functionality
- Meets the Requirements of the Energy Efficiency Act of 2015
- Seamless Hydrastone Cement lining provides proven 20+ year tank life
- Impervious to elevated operating temperatures
- Plastic jacket is maintenance-free and will not rust, scratch or dent;
eliminating the potential for damage due to shipping and handling
- Impervious to water quality issues - No sacrificial anode required
- 15 Year Tank Warranty, Lifetime Warranty Optional
Model ME Water Heater Specifications
Model ME: 3" Polyurethane Foam
15 Year Warranty
The Vaughn tank is all welded heavy steel construction designed for 150 psi working pressure and tested to 300 psi. Each tank is centrifugally lined with 1/2" thick seamless high density Hydrastone cement with guaranteed 100% coverage of all steel surfaces. All tank openings are non-ferrous solid copper-silicon and are resistant to the corrosive effects of hot water.
3/4" combination cold water inlet and drain, with non-corrosive strata flow diffuser which prevents incoming cold water from mixing too rapidly with the hot water in the tank and assures delivery of more hot water - not lukewarm. A 3/4" hot water outlet with a uniquely designed built-in heat trap prevents heated water from radiating through the piping during standby periods.
Copper or Incoloy sheathed immersion heating elements with low watt density for prolonged life - up to 12 KW in 120, 208, 240, 277, 480 volt single phase. An adjustable surface thermostat operates in 110-170°F range.
Integral hi-limit with manual reset button for over-temperature protection is factory set at 190°F.
Upper and lower element configurations are factory wired for non-simultaneous operation.
Highly efficient thick polyurethane foam insulation meets or exceed the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2007 standards for energy efficiency and heat loss.
The exterior protective jacket is constructed from high impact composite material which cannot rust or corrode and does not require painting.
Recovery Capacity (Gal./Hour) For Various Wattages & Water Temperature Rises
Electric Heating Element - Dual Ratings and Recovery Rates - 240 Volts to 208 Volts
|WATTAGE @ 240 VOLTS||GPH RECOVERY||WATTAGE @ 208 VOLTS||GPH RECOVERY|
Measurement of Resistance in Elements
FormulasA = W / V
R = V / A
W = A x V
- V-Grid Brochure PDF (3.5 MB)
- Operation/Installation Manual PDF (1.0 MB)
- Featherweight Electric and V-Grid Booklet v1.2 PDF (2.0 MB)
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