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14 FRONT COVER PROMOTION The dawn of the Omega Richard Wall, technical and product director at Fernox, highlights how recent innovations in filter technology can offer heating and plumbing professionals both practical and The release of the high capacity and compact Fernox TF1 Omega Filter signifies a seminal moment in the water treatment industry. Its forged brass, nickel plated construction (the first of its kind in the domestic heating market), powerful neodymium magnet assembly and intuitive design for ease of installation and cleaning bear the hallmarks of the manufacturer’s legacy of product development and innovation. In 1964, German engineer and Fernox founder, Peter Muetzel, pioneered the use of chemical water treatment as a way of dealing with dirty, inefficient central heating systems, laying the ideological groundwork for the widespread adoption of filters within the heating sector five decades later. When filters were first introduced, many heating professionals viewed the technology as useful but not always necessary. However, a deeper understanding of filter capability, evolution of filter performance and changing design of heating systems acted as catalysts for a shift in mind-set within the industry. Today, it is rare that a professional installer would not recommend the inclusion of a filter regardless of the type of heating system. Filtration is widely considered best practice by many boiler manufacturers and so embedded within the heating industry that it is included in the supplementary information of the Domestic Heating Guide, which states: ‘a filter can also be fitted to the central heating circuit to help maintain the efficiency and reliability of the system.’ In fact, the specific design of modern boilers, which has triggered improved performance levels, means that their long-term efficiency is even more contingent on the presence of a filtration system. These modern boilers have significantly smaller components and are, therefore, more predisposed to circulating debris or sludge becoming trapped – ultimately causing blockages. Such blockages cause havoc with heating systems, forcing them to overwork and in the process expend and consume excessive energy, which can lead to overheating, shut down or even critical failure. The most effective method of maintaining the safety, reliability, efficiency and durability of a heating system is through the combination of chemical water treatment – and installing a filter. With over a half century of experience in the water treatment industry, Fernox understands the essential role of filtration in maintaining effective central heating systems. As a market leader, Fernox values and heavily invests in research and development to advance filtration technology in order to help maximise system efficiency and reliability. As such, Fernox has released its new TF1 Omega Filter. The first nickel-plated brass filter produced by Fernox for the domestic market, the TF1 Omega Filter combines a powerful, Neodymium magnet with Hydronic Particle Separation technology. This unique method of cleaning optimises flow trajectories and enables particles to settle at the bottom of the filter. As such, the TF1 Omega Filter is capable of extracting market-leading levels of system debris, retaining them safely for rapid, easy removal during a standard service or boiler maintenance check. The result is an exemplary level of boiler protection and optimised system efficiency. The TF1 Omega Filter has been designed to help reduce installation time and to provide ultimate flexibility. Ideally fitted onto the return pipe to the boiler, the filter can be installed horizontally or vertically on 22mm and 28mm pipework in both flow directions, and may be positioned at a 45° angle if required – making it fast to install even in confined, tight or awkward spaces. Additionally, the TF1 Omega Filter is supplied either with nickel-plated high-quality valves, or an easy to fit slip socket connection with compression fittings and short pipe cut-out length, depending upon installer preference. Furthermore, when used in conjunction with the new Fernox Filter Fluid+ Protector, the filter becomes even more effective. This combines the tried and tested formula of Fernox Protector F1 with a unique and active dispersant to detect, lift and deliver system debris continuously to an inline system filter. Together, the products will protect the boiler by preventing the formation of further scale, corrosion and sludge within the system. With installers, engineers and contractors recognising the inherent benefits of incorporating filtration systems, it has inevitably lead to an upsurge of products available on the market. Therefore, to reap the benefits of evolving heating systems that offer higher levels of efficiency and performance, heating professionals need to choose suitable filtration and water treatment solutions paying attention to the manufacturer’s history of innovation, product development and proven record of producing trusted products that not only meet but exceed industry standards. performance benefits www.hpmmag.com December 2016 The New Fernox TF1 Omega Filter


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