Fernox filter cleans up old heating system
The Fernox TF1 Delta filer has been installed to clean out the heating system of a 1960s retirement housing development in Norwich before the heating equipment is upgraded. It will be retained as part of the new heating scheme.
The renewal of the communal heating system at Brewers Court is a joint venture between property-service manager NPS, Norwich City Council and local heating contractor Gasway Services. Having discovered a leak on the system, the first task was to undertake groundworks and replace the heating mains. The Fernox filter was then installed in the existing 2 in pipework to help flush debris out of the system, which serves bungalows and flats on the development.
Gateway’s operations supervisor David Mason (pictured left with Michael Mingay, senior mechanical engineer with Norfolk Property Services) said, ‘We also used the Fernox System Health Check service to make sure the old system was clean. The filter had cleaned the system tremendously.
‘When the new boilers are eventually installed, the filter will aid the system’s overall effectiveness too, prolonging the life of parts like the circulating pump, motor head and valve seating materials. Fernox chemical water treatment Protector F1 was also added to the system to work alongside the filter and protect against further corrosion and scale.’
The TF1 Delta filter provides three methods of filtration — magnetic, hydro-cyclonic and air separation (automatic or manual).