Intergas Boilers has launched the Intergas System Filter in collaboration with Fernox.
The in-line system filter is made from nickel-plated brass, with a stainless steel particle filter, which the company says will optimise the energy efficiency of the heating system, and make it easier for engineers to comply with BS 7593:2019 and Building Regulation Part L.
Gas engineers who fit the filter with an Intergas boiler will also have two more years added to the boiler’s warranty (contracts excluded). To be eligible, engineers must fit the filter and boiler on the same date and in line with the manufacturer’s instructions. Both warranties must be registered with Intergas at the same time.
The Intergas System Filter includes a 22mm spigot isolation valve, as well as Fernox’s hydronic particle separation with magnetic filtration, which removes magnetic and non-magnetic system debris. The filter has an encapsulated body, and there is no need to dismantle the filter to clean it. There is also no top seal, reducing the risk of leaks.
The TF1 Omega flushing adapter, which is available separately, makes it easier to flush and clean the entire system from the filter point at full flow rate, Fernox says. The spigot valve works in conjunction with the boiler return valve to isolate the filter or, using just the spigot valve and boiler flow valve, the boiler can be drained down through the filter’s flushing/draining valve. The system filter can be installed on horizontal or vertical pipework and comes with a 15-year warranty.
John Lawton, technical product manager at Intergas, says: “Taking a more holistic approach to installations is better for engineers, customers and the environment. It’s essential to recognise the importance of maintaining the whole heating system. A high proportion of boilers fail in the first year because of poor water quality. By initially chemically cleaning, flushing and treating the system to BS 7593:2019, and introducing regular testing and re-dosing, the efficiency and life expectancy of most domestic central heating systems can be significantly improved.”