For providing mains pressure hot water
heated by electricity ONLY
TORRENT DIRECT is an
electrically heated, mains pressure hot water heat store, that makes the
most of off-peak tariffs - in much the same way as an Economy 7 cylinder
operates. It is a combination unit which incorporates a feed
and expansion tank and eliminates the problems associated with a cold water
cistern in the roof space.
By immersing a large mains pressure coil within the cylinder, cold water is
converted to hot by means of speedy thermal transfer as it passes through.
thermostatic blending valve (supplied) ensures the output temperature from
the heat store cannot
exceed a selectable limit, so there should never be a danger of scalding - a
particularly handy safety feature with the young and elderly.
The Torrent is supplied complete
with two low watts density immersion heaters for extra quiet operation as
recommended by the Electricity Council.
'Draw-off' for baths and
'flow' for power showering operate from this one compact unit which means
there are more siting options, maximising building design flexibility.
Thermal stores (also known as heat stores) are fast becoming the preferred
way to create mains pressure hot water without the dangers associated with unvented systems.