Heating and Cooling Ceiling for Plastering Methods

Plaster ceilings can be thermally activated either with BEKA capillary tube mats or our 10 mm single tube technology. The function of a plastered cooling ceiling cannot be seen. The standard surface is smooth and inconspicuous. However, the ceiling surface can also be structured. Suspension with acoustic slats is also possible. Compared to other ceiling constructions, plaster cooling ceilings achieve impressively high heating and cooling capacities.

Installation of a plaster cooling ceiling in an office floor [1:21min]

Advantages of a plastered cooling ceiling

  • Invisible function - smooth surfaces
  • Design comfort
  • High cooling and heating capacities
  • Excellent price-performance ratio

Why use a plaster ceiling for radiant heating and cooling

Plaster ceilings are popular with many architects and builders precisely because of their simple appearance. In the interior design, this ceiling recedes completely into the background. The renovation of plaster ceilings does not require much effort. A new coat of paint can be applied later at any time without significantly affecting the heating and cooling performance.

In terms of ceiling heating and ceiling cooling, the plastering process is an ideal partner. The efficiency is high, the space required for pipe installation is minimal. Even curved ceiling surfaces can be activated.

Which plaster optimally supports the heating-cooling function?

The heating and cooling pipes are completely enclosed by the plaster. As a result, the heat exchange between the pipes and the plaster surface is particularly intensive. It facilitates a uniform surface temperature with high heating and cooling capacities. The plastered cooling ceiling also acts as an energy storage, because the component itself is thermally activated via the heat-conducting pipes embedded in the plaster. This also has a positive effect on energy requirements over the course of the day.

The thermographic recording of ceiling heating and ceiling cooling in the plastering process with capillary tube mats illustrates the very even surface temperature. This uniformity is an expression of the best energy efficiency and at the same time a prerequisite for the highest thermal room comfort.

In principle, all common plaster materials can be used for surface design. A particularly good processing with simultaneously high heating and cooling performance is achieved with gypsum plasters. Of course, lime or clay plasters can also be processed well. The use of machine plaster is advantageous for large plastered areas. The use of plastering materials containing PCM helps to increase energy efficiency when thermally activated by BEKA capillary tube mats or single tube technology. With the BASWA Cool System, sound-absorbing acoustic cooling ceilings can be implemented. Secure processing guidelines for the plaster chilled ceiling are available in cooperation with the plaster suppliers.

Plaster quality and energy efficiency of a cooling ceiling

For the surface design, architects and building owners can choose from many different plaster materials and qualities with specific physiological properties. When planning ceiling heating and ceiling cooling using the plastering process, value is placed on good heat conduction. The thermal conductivity largely determines the expected heating and cooling performance. The plaster layer equalizes the heat input and in this way contributes to an even surface temperature.

Position of the capillary tubes close to the surface

In addition to the complete embedding of the capillary tubes in the plaster, the proximity of the tubes to the ceiling surface is particularly important for good transmission of the heating-cooling capacity.

System description, assembly, technical data for the plastered cooling ceiling [PDF]

Plaster Ceiling - Cooling Ceilings and Heating Ceilings with Capillary Tube Mats

Plaster Cooling Ceilings