Energy Efficient Water Heaters Online, UK
In hard water areas there is a case for specifying Titanium sheathed water heating elements which have a superior thermal performance than Nickel alloy heaters, traditionally fitted where Copper sheathed elements have a very short service life.
The following press release details the results of thermal performance trials recently completed by the University of Wolverhampton/WatStech which suggest that energy savings of at least 6% are possible with Titanium heaters.
TITANIUM FOR LONG LIFE WATER HEATERS
In those cases where Nickel alloy elements have failed from the effects of limescale build up, Titanium sheathed heaters should be used as replacements. Not only will Ti heaters provide many years of trouble free service but lifetime energy cost savings will be significant(reference “Energy saving/long life Titanium Water Heating Elements”)
As part of the Government’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions, the Code for Sustainable Homes will affect, inter alia, material selection where a significant contribution to reducing emissions can be demonstrated. In terms of electric water heating, in hard/corrosive water environments, it is clear Titanium sheathed elements should be seriously considered for new boiler designs and the replacement market.
Additionally, implicit in the EC Directive on Electrical and Electronic Waste disposal is the need for manufacturers to supply longer life products which is clearly relevant to the water heater market.
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