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New Fit & Forget Water Meter Assembly Gets WRAS Seal of Approval

New Fit & Forget Water Meter Assembly Gets WRAS Seal of Approval

We have updated our popular Water Meter Assembly (WMA), part of the Essco Fit and Forget range, with a new carrier and improved pressure rating. The water meter carrier has been redesigned and includes a dust cap to protect from contamination on site. These enhancements provide an overall reduction in weight and improved handling for the installer. Now, PN16 rated, the WMA provides improved resistance to primary operating conditions for peace of mind.

WRAS Approved for Complete Confidence

Our new assembly is also WRAS approved, which confirms that it has been thoroughly tested to demonstrate it’s of a suitable quality and standard against the requirements of the Water Fittings Regulations and Scottish Byelaws. This provides further evidence that you can fit and forget the WMA with complete confidence. Full details are available on the WRAS approval directory.

These new developments build on the current features, which include

  • Compact and space saving (Half the size of traditional branch valve assemblies)

  • Easy to install, either horizontally or vertically

  • Position of water meter can be adjusted to suit, making it easy to read the display

  • Supplied pre-tested to save time on site

  • Robust, with minimal service and maintenance requirements

  • Supplied with carrier, ready to fit any approved water meter (or with 80-110mm spacer where required)

  • Supplied with insulation as standard, which provides protection and reduces heat loss and risk of condensation

Technical Support and Customer Service

The benefits don’t end there. Our customer service team go the extra mile and take ownership of your enquiry, providing support from tender stage right through to order, delivery and after-sales.

Essco Water Meter Assemblies are available from your chosen distributor, place an order today. If you are a distributor, request a quotation by emailing sales@esscogroup.co.uk or call us on 01489 779068.

 

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Government Publishes Strategy to Decarbonise Heating in the UK

Government Publishes Strategy to Decarbonise Heating in the UK

In a positive week for climate action, the Government has published its Net-Zero Strategy and Heat in Buildings Strategy, the former detailing how the nation will decarbonise in a way that will “transform every sector of the global economy”. Like buses, you wait for one to come along and then they all come at once! There is certainly a lot to digest.

Looking to the Heat in Buildings Strategy, we are hopeful that this provides a good roadmap to decarbonise heating in the UK. Key takeaways from the strategy include:

  • All new heating systems installed in UK homes are to be low carbon by 2035
  • Plans to reduce the costs of heat pumps by at least 25-50% by 2025 and towards parity with boilers by 2030
  • £5000 grants to incentivise households to install low-carbon heating solutions

Matt Lowe, Essco Commercial Director comments,

“We welcome the publication of the Heat in Buildings Strategy and are pleased to see that heat networks are set to play a meaningful role in the government’s plans as a proven scalable option for decarbonising heat. Whilst the grant scheme is a positive step, we hold judgment to see if this incentive can go far enough to have a significant impact on the replacement of fossil fuel boilers”.  

He continues, “Time’s not on our side, and It’s more important than ever that we develop sustainable technology that works with nature to heat and cool our buildings more efficiently. Essco continues on this mission, whilst supporting our customers as we move to a low carbon future”.    

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Government Publishes Strategy to Decarbonise Heating in the UK

£4 Million BEIS Funding Scheme for Underperforming Heat Networks

Is your Heat Network underperforming? Take advantage of the new Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (HNES) Demonstrator fund.

This £4.175 million grant scheme was recently launched by BEIS to improve the performance of existing district and communal networks. Funding goes towards work that will increase system efficiencies and lower running costs.

Find out more about the application process by visiting the GOV website here.

Where heating interface units require an upgrade, check out our EDGE HIU range for more information.

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CIBSE Updates Guidance for DHW Temperatures for Heat Networks

CIBSE Updates Guidance for DHW Temperatures for Heat Networks

We were pleased to read CIBSE’s new guidance on domestic hot water temperatures recently published for heat networks. The guidance recommends a 50°C target for DHW generated at the HIU, something that Essco and other HIU manufacturers and system designers have been pressing for.

Mike Bennett, Essco Design Engineer, comments “This is a really positive step as we work towards net zero and integrate renewable heat sources such as heat pumps that generate primary water at much lower temperatures of around 55-60°C.”

He continues “For domestic dwellings, it’s a customer service requirement to achieve a minimum of 45°C within 45 seconds of opening the kitchen sink tap to full bore. Because a heat interface unit can only transfer energy from the primary side to the secondary heating and hot water circuits, we drop 3-5K across the plate, so with a lesser primary supply temp of say 55°C, we are still able to generate hot water at around 50°C from the unit, ensuring 45°C at the taps within the time required. The risk of legionella is also controlled as the volume of water in an HIU is often small (less than 15 litres)”.

(Image courtesy of CIBSE CP1 above)

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