hotun hiflo UKAS Accreditation
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.
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
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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.
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:
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
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