Our big news in this letter is quite literally BIG!
For many years we have supplied the CF190 power flushing pump for
commercial work, but this month the CF190 has been superceded by
the all new CF210 Titan.
The above picture shows the difference in size between the Titan
and our two domestic pumps, the CF40 Evolution and the CF90
The CF210 Titan has a 125 litre tank, 0.75 HP motor, 1” valves and
hose end fittings, and can be used on systems up to sixty
radiators. Unlike other large tank mounted pumps, the new Titan can
be run dry without harm, which should ensure a long and profitable
life. 200mm diameter wheels mean that you can get on site (and off
again!) quickly and easily.
We’ve configured it so that it can still be used on domestic sized
systems as well, and so with a CF210 Titan you’ve really got all
bases covered. Click here
to find out more.
developed a twin cylinder CombiHeat heater unit for an application
outside the heating field.
Having designed and built a prototype twin cylinder stand, the
obvious next step is a combined CombiMag and CombiHeat unit to enable
the CombiMag filter to keep snatching debris from the water flow
whilst you're heating the system.
The COMBIMAG DUAL will be available soon and will come in a plastic
crate, which doubles as a drip tray for the unit.
If you're enjoying
the cold weather here, spare a thought for the staff at Zeppelin AG
in Abovyan, Armenia where it's currently -14°C, and likely to get
colder. At these sort of temperatures diesel fuel can start to
experience waxing problems, and we recently shipped a consignment of
Waxbreaker diesel fuel anti-freeze to Armenia to help them get
through the winter.
If you work on
modern combination boilers you'll be very familiar with the stainless
steel plate heat exchangers used to generate the hot water demanded.
You may even have used your Clearflow pump (all our pumps can handle
descaling chemicals) to descale the domestic water side of the heat
exchanger. Given the tiny water content of approximately 1/2 a litre
or less, this could take less than five minutes.
Contrast this with
the engineers at a Northern Ireland power station who now have one of
our larger tank mounted pumps to descale slightly larger stainless
steel plate heat exchangers of 700 litres water capacity - not the sort of
thing you take into your local plumbers merchant for a service
Overseas news #2
We don't like to
lose any of our customers, but if you should decide our weather is
too awful for you and decide to emigrate to Australia, we can help -
you can now get Kamco pumps and equipment in Southern Australia.
We now have a distributor supplying the Australian heating market.
(Yes, there actually IS a market!)
In the more southern areas, underfloor heating is growing in
popularity, and as you know from above, THAT does need flushing from
time to time, and our Evolution and Quantum pumps are ideal for this.
is a growing market in the UK, and works well with modern boilers and
their low water return temperatures.
Whilst these systems may not have the same sludge and corrosion
debris problems as radiator panel heating systems, we are finding
that some underfloor systems suffer from organic contamination in the
form of a slimy sludge, causing corrosion and blockages, particularly
in the manifolds.
The ideal water operating temperature for a comfortable floor
temperature is likely to be somewhere between 43 and 55oC,
which is well within the temperature range at which bacteria and
fungi thrive and breed, and this is the source of the organic debris.
In order to flush out this problem a
special type of flushing chemical is required, such as Kamco
A one litre pack
used in conjunction with your Clearflow pump is enough for most
underfloor systems, and the diagram below shows the best method of
connecting your power flushing pump into an underfloor system. (Click
diagram to see larger image).