hotun sf range of dry trap tundishes

RA Tech UK Ltd announces new appointment

Andy Pattison joins

RA Tech UK Ltd


Business Development Director

3 January 2019

Following a significant period of growth, RA Tech is very pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Pattison as Business Development Director 

Andy brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the RA Tech team, having spent more than 30 years working in heating and renewables, in sectors covering installations, maintenance, sales and manufacturing.

RA Tech Managing Director, Russell Armstrong, says: “The recent changes we’ve made to our business and distribution model helped us end the year on a high and open up many opportunities for 2019. Andy has worked for some of the industry’s best-known names such as Help-Link UK, HomeServe and Kingspan and we believe his experience will help further strengthen our market position.

“We’re delighted that Andy has chosen to join us, it gives further credibility that our company future, vision, products and plans are a compelling story able to attract someone of his caliber and standing in the industry”

Andy adds: “This is a really exciting time for me to be joining Russell and the RA Tech team. Since Russell invented the hotun, the product range has been incredibly well received by installers, and the team has made outstanding progress getting the products stocked nationally by major distributors and merchants. Sales are continuing to grow every month and I’m looking forward to working with the team to build on this success.”

RA Tech UK Ltd, the creator of simple and long-term solutions that solve common heating and plumbing problems has seen considerable growth in sales over the last six months, the product remains a firm favorite of many installers, we get many installers wanting to add their projects featuring the hotun dry trap tundish on to our hotun gallery


hotun sf range of dry trap tundishes

The New hotun SF range is launched

The New hotun sf range is launched

5 November 2018

RA Tech UK Ltd, the creator of simple and long-term solutions that solve common heating and plumbing problems, has unveiled the next generation of its best-selling hotun dry trap tundish

The new hotun sf range has been designed to make installation achievable in just a few seconds, with the addition of industry-leading JG Speedfit Technology.

The revolutionary hotun was invented in 2015 by RA Tech Managing Director and experienced plumber, Russell Armstrong, to easily enable installers to discharge unvented water heaters and cylinders Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves, and boiler Pressure Relief Valves, compliantly to a local waste or soil pipe. It also eliminates the risk of odours returning from the foul drain.

Officially accepted for use with boilers and cylinders from the UK’s largest manufacturers, the award-winning hotun dry trap tundish has benefitted from further development. The new range provides a simple solution for boilers, plus small and large unvented cylinders, offering 15mm and 22mm pushfit sizes on the inlet and 22mm compression and 32mm pushfit on the outlet.

All models are WRAS approved and independently tested for flow rate by UKAS test house Kiwa. As well as coping with trickle and low volume flow discharges, the range now boasts flow rates of 16LPM for hotun sf (15/22), 25LPM for the hotun hiflo SF (15/32) and 40LPM on the hotun xlsf 22/32 model, so there will always be a model that will suit a full flow discharge for your application.

Russell Armstrong says: “The hotun is a compact, open-sided tundish that cleverly incorporates a unique and patented in-built non-return valve. It’s an incredibly useful product for any installer to have in their armory, and the development of the new hotun sf range with push-fit fittings now makes it even quicker and easier for installers to use.”

To find the WRAS certificate click here WRAS certificate SF range 29187

For the UKAS KIWA test results click here

Ella Gibson Rides to Victory

RA Tech are proud to sponsor #TeamGBTX transplant cyclists and Ella Gibson has just ridden to Gold in the British Transplant Games in Birmingham

Read, in her own words, her story

All we can say is what an amazing young lady, what fortitude and what a result!

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Ella’s saviour and living donor – Her Mum!


Ella Gibson Story

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hotun history cabinet

hotun hiflo UKAS accreditation

hotun hiflo UKAS Accreditation

hotun hiflo UKAS accreditation tests

RA Tech UK Ltd invests to give our customers the confidence that hotun products perform to the highest levels and now hotun hiflo has UKAS accreditation.

hotun hiflo UKAS accreditation logo

Since its inception, the hotun hiflo dry trap tundish has been and always will be all about regulatory compliance. The recent hotun hiflo UKAS accredition test has established that hotun hiflo can cope with a flow of 18L/min and goes on to flow just under 20L/min

UKAS NSF flow test report

To see who stocks our hotun products take a look at our store locator here

When we first started our hotun journey we knew we had to comply with water and building regulations. To enable our product to be successful, full compliance was essential. Our website identifies all the requirements applicable to unvented water heater installations in question here

Our introductory product, hotun, was, designed to fulfill the role of a convenient, cost effective and simple way of dealing with the Pressure relief valve (PRV) discharge from small (less than 15 liters) unvented hot water heaters.

Routing the discharge to drain via hotun, stops odours coming back up from the waste pipe and also provides a complaint air break to prevent backflow issues. As we found out, small unvented cylinders do not flow much water even when manually opened.

Therefor our original product, hotun, was designed for this and has a rated maximum flow of 12L/min

Soon after its launch, the question from installers asked, was hotun suitable for boiler PRV applications?

One of the UK’s largest boiler manufacturers approached us about the application of hotun on the boiler PRV. Tests showed that hotun could not cope with a full bore flow from a boiler. So we developed hotun hiflo which took the flow volume from 12L/min up to approximately 18L/min

In house testing of hotun products

To establish a “working” maximum flow rate, we carried out extensive in-house testing. The boiler manufacturers did their own testing of hotun hiflo and concurred that it was capable of dealing with the full flow of their products PRV discharge.

Of course, on site D2 pipe configurations (of which we cannot control) could have an effect on flow. We are dealing with a gravity drainage type system and the more convoluted the route the less overall volume it can handle.

Independent testing

NSF International Laboratories, a well know accreditation company, who also carry our WRAS approval tests, carried out the independent tests.

NSF established the test methods to ensure repeatable and verifiable results

They put the product on a calibrated cold water test rig. The installed configuration of pipework  forms the base test and gives comparable results for future like for like product tests . For the results and conclusions please click on the link:

The future

We can now proudly say that hotun hiflo has independently proven to deal with the claimed 18L/m. New, 2nd generation hotun products are in the pipeline and we hope to make an official announcement soon as to their launch date

We will continue to put in further R&D to develop our products and welcome any feedback or thoughts our customers may have about our products

Please either send us an email to call us on 01332 702678