Residential Hydronic

Vertical Panel Radiators

Overview

Runtal’s Vertical Panels are ideal for situations where floor space is limited such as entryways and kitchens. They are often found mounted behind a door or on a column. For more Vertical Panel Radiator design ideas and tips, visit our Design and Planning section. Like all of our products, our Vertical Panel Radiators are designed to last, crafted from heavy gauge welded steel. Finished with an electrostatically applied, baked on powder coat paint, your purchase will look as great years down the road as the day you installed it. 

 

standard product in stock

We stock all sizes of our standard Vertical Panels for immediate delivery and available in our most popular color, Runtal White. The other 9 standard colors can be delivered within 2 weeks. Standard Vertical Panels are available in three nominal widths ( 12″ , 18″, 24″ ) and two different heights ( 36″ and 72″) . Visit our online shop or give us a call. It’s that easy!

If our stocked standard product line or color pallet do not fit your exact design requirements, please see our Design Assistance and Custom Products section (below) for Made-To-Order radiators. Our sales/applications experts are ready to craft a custom solution just for you.

Custom & Made-to-Order Vertical Panels

simple to install

Uniform fittings allow each radiator to be easily piped with connections located on the bottom of  the unit, and air vents located on the top of both ends. Simply select the piping configuration which fits your application. Continuous mounting eliminates the need for backing. Simply wall mount (hardware included). All pipe fittings are 1/2″ NPT with 1/8″ NPT Vent Fittings (manual vent included). Standard Pipe Covers are also in stock

Versatile

Whether it’s a one radiator renovation, or a whole house, Runtal has the solution. Runtal is attractive, durable, healthy and comfortable. Runtal may be used as a direct replacement for fin-tube or similar cast iron basebard or radiator units ( see tips on installation), or it may be used with water temperatures as low as 140 degrees F, (making it a perfect radiant alternative or complement to floor heating). Runtal Radiators carry a 5-year warranty.

Specifications

Radiator Maintenance

  1. Hydronic system maintenance should include routine checks for piping leaks (usually indicated by frequent makeup water), and a yearly diagnosis of the system water pH to evaluate its corrosive potential.
  2. Internal radiator maintenance depends entirely on the system water makeup and proper venting. Hydronic system additives are available to passivate and protect against freezing. These additives will not significantly reduce the output of Runtal Radiators.
  3. External radiator maintenance consists of keeping the surfaces clean, and any paint nicks or deep scratches painted with touch-up to prevent any surface rust.
  4. Radiators can be painted after sanding with fine grit paper to dull the high gloss and by wiping with solvent or a tack rag. Use only oil-based enamel paint (alkyd, acrylic, urethane, epoxy) – do not use latex or lacquer paint. Use urethane or epoxy enamel for radiators located in harsh environments. Spray the paint to achieve an even coating, and let dry completely before heating the radiator.
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Operation & Maintenance

Hydronic Radiator Operation

  1. Radiators are manufactured in the USA of cold rolled low carbon steel and should be used only in closed closed hydronic systems to assure no corrosion of any system components.
  2. Proper radiator operation depends on adequate flow of water to the panel, which can only be accomplished when all the system air has been fully vented from the panels.
  3. Radiators should each be vented, with the system pressurized but in a static state (pumps off). Venting may need to be done periodically to assure a closed system.
  4. DO NOT OVER-PRESSURIZE RADIATORS:
    Most radiators are standard pressure construction. Standard pressure radiators should be tested with NO MORE THAN 50 PSI.
  5. Radiator Operating Pressure Ratings:
    Standard Pressure – 56 psi max (Tested at 74 psi)
    Medium Pressure – 85 psi max (Tested at 110 psi)
    High Pressure – 128 psi max (Tested at 184 psi)
  6. Radiators expand a maximum of 0.016 inch per linear foot of length if heated to 215°F. Piping attached to the radiator must provide the necessary expansion compensation.
  7. Flexible piping and elbowed piping are two simple ways to provide the 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch (typical) of flexibility required in expansion situations (usually series piping).
  8. Runtal Radiators require less flow rate than other hydronic heating products. If flow noise is apparent, balance the system until the noise is reduced.
  9. For a delta T of 20°F. (T supply minus T return), divide the total Btu/hr capacity of the loop by 10,000. This gives the Flow Rate in gallons per minute (GPM)
  10. Many levels of control are available today for hydronic systems. Runtal Radiators will provide nice, even heating whether operated by a simple thermostat to baseboard loop system, or an advanced boiler reset controller with motorized mixing valves, constant circulation and 2-pipe distribution.

Design & Color Options

With a vibrant and varied palette, you can choose a shade that will blend into the background or add an eye-catching focal point to your room. Whether you’re decorating a neutral space, or you’re eager to inject character and color, there’s an ideal match for you.

You can choose from a range of standard colors or pay a little extra for a custom shade for your home. For custom color options please visit our Design Assistance and Custom Products Section where our team can help you find the exact match you are looking for.

View Color Options

Specifications

 

• Provides heat where floor space is limited
• Ideal for entryways and kitchens

UHX 4

560 BTUH/FT*

UHX6

840 BTUH/FT*

UHX8

1120 BTUH/FT*


Model Height Width Depth Heat
Output*
BTUH
UHX 4  36″ 12″ 2″ 1680
UHX 4 72″ 12″ 2″ 3360
UHX 6 36″ 18″ 2″ 2520
UHX 6 72″ 18″ 2″ 5040
UHX 8 36″ 24″ 2″ 3360
UHX 8 72″ 24″ 2″ 6720

*Outputs shown are figured at 180°F

Operation & Maintenance

Hydronic Radiator Operation

  1. Radiators are manufactured in the USA of cold rolled low carbon steel and should be used only in closed closed hydronic systems to assure no corrosion of any system components.
  2. Proper radiator operation depends on adequate flow of water to the panel, which can only be accomplished when all the system air has been fully vented from the panels.
  3. Radiators should each be vented, with the system pressurized but in a static state (pumps off). Venting may need to be done periodically to assure a closed system.
  4. DO NOT OVER-PRESSURIZE RADIATORS:
    Most radiators are standard pressure construction. Standard pressure radiators should be tested with NO MORE THAN 50 PSI.
  5. Radiator Operating Pressure Ratings:
    Standard Pressure – 56 psi max (Tested at 74 psi)
    Medium Pressure – 85 psi max (Tested at 110 psi)
    High Pressure – 128 psi max (Tested at 184 psi)
  6. Radiators expand a maximum of 0.016 inch per linear foot of length if heated to 215°F. Piping attached to the radiator must provide the necessary expansion compensation.
  7. Flexible piping and elbowed piping are two simple ways to provide the 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch (typical) of flexibility required in expansion situations (usually series piping).
  8. Runtal Radiators require less flow rate than other hydronic heating products. If flow noise is apparent, balance the system until the noise is reduced.
  9. For a delta T of 20°F. (T supply minus T return), divide the total Btu/hr capacity of the loop by 10,000. This gives the Flow Rate in gallons per minute (GPM)
  10. Many levels of control are available today for hydronic systems. Runtal Radiators will provide nice, even heating whether operated by a simple thermostat to baseboard loop system, or an advanced boiler reset controller with motorized mixing valves, constant circulation and 2-pipe distribution.

Radiator Maintenance

  1. Hydronic system maintenance should include routine checks for piping leaks (usually indicated by frequent makeup water), and a yearly diagnosis of the system water pH to evaluate its corrosive potential.
  2. Internal radiator maintenance depends entirely on the system water makeup and proper venting. Hydronic system additives are available to passivate and protect against freezing. These additives will not significantly reduce the output of Runtal Radiators.
  3. External radiator maintenance consists of keeping the surfaces clean, and any paint nicks or deep scratches painted with touch-up to prevent any surface rust.
  4. Radiators can be painted after sanding with fine grit paper to dull the high gloss and by wiping with solvent or a tack rag. Use only oil-based enamel paint (alkyd, acrylic, urethane, epoxy) – do not use latex or lacquer paint. Use urethane or epoxy enamel for radiators located in harsh environments. Spray the paint to achieve an even coating, and let dry completely before heating the radiator.

Design & Color Options

With a vibrant and varied palette, you can choose a shade that will blend into the background or add an eye-catching focal point to your room. Whether you’re decorating a neutral space, or you’re eager to inject character and color, there’s an ideal match for you.

You can choose from a range of standard colors or pay a little extra for a custom shade for your home. For custom color options please visit our Design Assistance and Custom Products Section where our team can help you find the exact match you are looking for.

View Color Options

Design & Planning

Runtal heating products can blend into a traditional décor, highlight an ultra-modern design, or accent any style in between. From baseboard style, to wall panels, to fancy curves and dramatic room dividers, Runtal manufactures the perfect welded steel radiator for every application. Since Runtal manufactures an almost unlimited selection of sizes, colors, and heat outputs. Runtal is truly a designer’s dream. Innovation in architectural detail is no longer held hostage to “old rules” of mechanical heating systems. Imagine the possibilities, confident that the final design will be comfortable and stylish.

Store

Purchase any of our handcrafted stocked Runtal White radiators directly from the factory, for quick delivery, or choose from a variety of 9 standard colors for 2-week delivery.

Design Assistance & Custom Products

Runtal Radiators can be custom designed to fit your exact specifications. Choose from an endless variety of colors, including select metallic finishes. Our experts will assist you with finding the exact size, heat capacity and décor your are looking for.