SOLFEX's unvented cylinders were specifically designed with solar applications in mind, therefore providing an efficient way of providing domestic hot water. Each model features a dedicated high performance solar coil, transferring the maximum amount of heat from the solar circuit to the stored water.
The direct cylinders are electrically heated cylinders, using the 3kW immersion heater supplied with the unit, with a high performance solar coil. They are capable of meeting the requirements of Building regulations, provided that it is matched to the panels and the hot water requirement correctly.
Duplex Stainless Steel
Using the latest high specification Duplex stainless steel to resist all forms of corrosion including crevice and stress whilst its high mechanical strength gives it durability.
The very latest automated welding procedures along with full post weld treatments guarantee welds that are as strong as the metal.
All cylinders are factory pressure tested to a full 12 bar which is four times the normal working pressure.
Corrugated Stainless Steel Coil
The high heat transfer corrugated tube heat exchanger to gives a 20% faster recovery than plain tube heat exchangers, it is also lighter & stronger than plain tube making the storage cylinder the lightest and easiest to handle on site.
An inbuilt diffuser reduces turbulence when cold water enters the storage by baffling the flow, the end result is that the hot water output is equal to the capacity, a 180 litre cylinder will produce 180 litres of hot water!
Manufactured using the latest HCFC free Enviro-foam insulation, tests show that 50mm of Enviro-foam injected into the case and covering both domes achieves astonishingly low levels of heat loss which ensures it fully complies with the 2010 Part L requirements for both new build and replacement cylinders.
All SOLFEX unvented stainless cylinders are manufactured in accordance with BS EN 12897 the specification for unvented water storage vessels. The cylinders have been tested by Kiwa which is a member of the European Organisation for Technical Approvals and comply with current UK Building Regulations G3 and Water Regulations, in performance it complies with the requirements of BS 6700 and meets the NHBC criteria for domestic properties.
Cylinders are supplied with:
Inlet control set
Expansion vessel kit
Temperature and pressure relief valve
Control thermostat and drain valve
Installation manual & benchmark log book
|Description||SOL 180d||SOL 210d||SOL 250d||SOL 300d||SOL 400d|
|Weight empty (kg)||26||30||34||39||49|
|Weight full (kg)||206||240||284||339||449|
|Pressure regulator (bar)||3||3||3||3||3|
|Expansion vessel size (l)||18||24||24||35||2 x 24|
|kW rating of primary coil||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Recovery time after 70% draw off (min)||90||115||139||187||260|
|Standing losses (kWhr/24hr)||1.40||1.60||1.75||1.93||3.33|
|Surface area of solar coil (m² )||0.680||0.680||0.970||0.970||1.270|
|Dedicated solar volume (l)||60||70||84||100||150|
Model Selection Guide
|Maximum hot water demand||Maximum solar panel area (m²)||Bedrooms||Model|
|1 shower room||2.4||Bedsit||SOL180d|
|1 bathroom & separate shower room||3.36||1-3||SOL250d|
|1 bathroom & 2 separate shower rooms||4.0||2-4||SOL300d|
|2 bathrooms & separate shower room||6.0||4-5||SOL400d|
- Recovery time is based on primary coil/immersion heater duty (ie. assumes the boiler outputt is adequate)
- All connections are supplied with compression fittings for direct connection to copper pipework
- The model sizes shown are based on a typical days hot water use assuming an Economy 7 tariff is provided. A reduction of one model size can normally be made with an Economy 10 tariff
- When using the Direct model for high specification developments, an increase of one model size should be considered
- When selecting a solar model, it is important to check the dedicated solar volume is suitable for either the total floor area of the dwelling or the total net area of the solar panel to ensure compliance with Building Regulations
- Maximum solar panel area is calculated based on 25l/m² of net solar panel area
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