Cylinder Elements & Accessories
Elevate Your Heating System with Premium Cylinder Elements and Accessories
Welcome to our comprehensive collection of Cylinder Elements & Accessories, where innovation meets efficiency to enhance your heating system's performance. At Tradeplumbing.co.uk, we understand the crucial role these elements play in your home's hot water supply. That's why we've curated a range of top-quality products designed to meet your diverse needs and exceed your expectations.
Explore Our Cylinder Elements & Accessories:
1. Titanium Cylinder Heating Elements: Discover the unparalleled benefits of titanium heating elements. Engineered to resist scale buildup and corrosion, titanium elements offer energy cost savings while ensuring long-lasting performance. Upgrade your immersion heater to experience the difference.
2. Incoloy Cylinder Heating Elements: If you seek durability and reliability, our Incoloy cylinder heating elements are the ideal choice. With exceptional resistance to corrosion, these elements are designed to withstand the harshest water conditions, providing you with consistent hot water.
3. Immersion Heater Accessories: Find a wide range of immersion heater accessories to support your heating system. From thermostats to seals and fittings, we've got you covered. Ensure your system operates at its best with our high-quality accessories.
4. Troubleshooting Guidance: We understand that even the best systems may encounter issues. That's why we provide troubleshooting guidance to address common immersion heater concerns. From tripping out problems to water not getting hot enough, our expert tips can help you keep your system running smoothly.
Why Choose Tradeplumbing.co.uk?
- Quality Assurance: Our Cylinder Elements & Accessories are sourced from reputable manufacturers, ensuring top-notch quality and reliability.
- Energy Efficiency: We prioritize energy-efficient solutions, such as titanium heating elements, to help you save on energy costs.
- Expert Support: Our team of experts is here to assist you with product selection, troubleshooting, and any questions you may have.
- Wide Selection: Explore a diverse range of products to meet your specific requirements, whether you need a new heating element or accessories to optimize your system.
- Customer Satisfaction: We are committed to your satisfaction and strive to provide the best products and service to our valued customers.
Upgrade your heating system today with Tradeplumbing.co.uk's Cylinder Elements & Accessories. Experience efficiency, reliability, and outstanding performance that will keep your hot water flowing. Shop now and enjoy the benefits of a well-maintained and optimized heating system.
Advantages of Titanium and Incoloy Cylinder Heating Elements & Accessires
Q. Immersion Heater - My Immersion Heater keeps tripping out and I have to press the reset button to restart it.
A. If your immersion heater frequently trips out, consider adjusting the thermostat setting to a lower temperature. If this doesn't resolve the issue or results in water that's not warm enough, consider the following:
- High Ambient Temperature: Ensure that the area around the immersion heater has adequate ventilation to prevent overheating. A well-ventilated airing cupboard and roof/ceiling space above the cylinder can help dissipate excess heat.
- Proper Immersion: Ensure the immersion heater is fully immersed in water. Some cylinder designs may allow an air pocket to form beneath the heater, causing it to trip. In cases with pumps (e.g., power showers), ensure the cold-water feed maintains the water level.
- Limescale Buildup: Excessive limescale can affect the immersion heater's performance. While reducing the thermostat temperature can help, consider using a titanium immersion heater, especially in hard water areas, to mitigate scale buildup.
Q. Immersion Heater - Why is the new side-mounted element I fitted making a boiling/bubbling noise?
A. If the new side-mounted element is making unusual noises, it may be due to a mismatch with the previous element model. Try using a 14" element with a Double Bend for better compatibility.
Q. Immersion Heater - Should I use a sealing compound on the 2 1/4'' thread?
A. It's not necessary to use sealing compound; the provided washer should suffice. However, PTFE tape can be used if needed. PTFE tape also acts as a lubricant and facilitates future removal of the immersion heater. Ensure all sealing surfaces are clean before fitting the element to prevent sealant from entering the tank or touching the element surface.
Q. Immersion Heater - Why is the water just getting warm and not hot?
A. Try increasing the thermostat temperature setting, but ensure the correct size of the element is fitted to your cylinder.
Q. Why could we get steaming hot water with the old immersion heater but not with the new one?
A. The new EN standard limits the control thermostat circuit's upper temperature to 70 degrees Celsius to prevent nuisance trip-outs and ensure safety. This restriction may result in slightly cooler water compared to older immersion heaters.
Q. Why is there water in the base of the brass head of the Immersion Heater?
A. Water in the base of the brass head may indicate a potential leak through the thermostat pocket. Contact a professional for assistance.
Q. Why is the wiring inside the head of the immersion heater burnt?
A. Wiring inside the immersion heater's head can become burnt due to electrical shorts. Ensure that wires into the thermostat are securely connected without over-tightening the retaining screws onto the bared copper wires.
Q. Immersion Heater - I have a dead unit with no electrical continuity between the live and neutral terminals. What can I do?
A. For guidance on a dead unit with no electrical continuity, please contact us.
Q. Immersion Heater - What can I do with a dead short between the live or neutral terminals and earth?
A. For assistance with a dead short between the live or neutral terminals and earth, please contact us.
Q. What can I do if the circuit breaker trips when the immersion heater is turned on?
A. If the circuit breaker trips, ensure that it has a minimum rating of 25 amps and is dedicated to the immersion heater's circuit. If in doubt, consult a qualified electrician. Circuit breakers with insufficient ratings or a "dead short" in the element can cause trips.
Q. There is a covering on the sheathing of the immersion heater, and it has stopped working. Why?
A. A covering on the sheathing, likely limescale, can block the element and cause it to stop working. Consider replacing it with a new element, either Incoloy or Titanium, especially in hard water areas.
Q. A leak has developed in the thermostat pocket.
A. If a leak occurs in the thermostat pocket, it may be due to galvanic corrosion when a copper thermostat pocket is fitted into a stainless steel cylinder. Contact us for assistance.
Benefits of Titanium Water Heating Elements
In hard or aggressive water areas, domestic hot water systems have traditionally used nickel alloy sheathed heating elements to combat lime scale buildup and corrosion. However, titanium elements have emerged as a reliable and cost-effective alternative, offering significant energy cost savings.
The Titanium Advantage:
Reduced Scale Buildup: Titanium elements exhibit minimal scale buildup compared to heavy encrustation on nickel alloy elements, as demonstrated in long-term domestic installations.
Independent testing conducted by Titanium Products Ltd. in collaboration with WatStech, the Water Science & Technology Group from the University of Wolverhampton, has confirmed the energy cost benefits of using titanium heating elements. The tests involved two identical 70-liter cylinders of synthetic hard water, each fitted with standard 3kW heaters: one with a nickel alloy Superloy 825 element and the other with an unalloyed titanium element (ASTM B338 Grade 2).
A power saving of 6% was