The first is Flexcon Premium, a new range of expansion vessels. The Flexcon Premium range benefits from a new and unique plastic membrane, and offers raw materials and energy savings, whilst offering a 15-year guarantee. That’s more than double the previous guarantee, when compared to the existing expansion vessels available.
Flamco has succeeded in developing a unique plastic membrane for expansion vessels of 2 to 80 litres. This innovation makes expansion vessels much more sustainable, in terms of environmental performance and durability, while maintaining high quality.
In other respects too, the innovation scores highly in terms of sustainability. The new membrane is much lighter, because it requires up to 50 per cent less material. This saves raw materials, energy and fuel for transport and results in a large reduction of CO2 emissions. On one transport container of Flexcon Premium 25 litre expansion vessels, there is a weight saving of 997 kilos – leading to a significant fuel saving for the logistics operation. Flamco also saves a lot of energy in the production of expansion vessels. The new design hardly differs from the existing membrane, so Flamco can continue to optimise its production, producing and delivering the products more quickly.
The second product is XStream – a new approach to air and dirt separation. The Flamco XStream effect sees up to 15% less energy consumption by the heating system, the introduction of automatic venting, less wear and tear to the system with a lower chance of a breakdown, up to 6% more efficiency from the system and the introduction for the first time of an ECO/MAX mode that allows the new unit to operate at maximum power to remove dirt and air from the system primarily during system start up, or whilst the system is being commissioned, before turning the system down to ECO to ensure constant activity but with a low resistance and pressure drop, that means the pump has to work less hard in the installation.
As with all Flamco equipment, installation is simple, and XStream is equipped with a 360° rotating connection which makes it possible to install in horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines so no need to take into account the flow direction of the installation.
XStream is available in three different units: Flamco XStream Vent – an air separator, Flamco XStream Clean – as a dirt separator, or as Flamco XStream Vent-Clean which provides both air and dirt separation in one unit.
The XStream is supplied with an integral insulation jacket which ensures heat losses are kept to a minimum. It also comes with an integrated service indicator which indicates when the Flamco XStream Clean was last flushed.
You can learn more about both products at Flamco’s website: www.flamco.com/uk.