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IDENTIFY OLDER MODELS OF TORRENT
Indentify your Torrent Thermal Store
The Torrent Thermal Store has been around
for a number of years and has undergone several developments in that time.
The following information may help you to
identify your Torrent and, should you so need, help you select a replacement
from the newest range. Simply click through the following to discover more....
Evolution of the Gledhill
Torrent Thermal Store
thermal stores from Gledhill
The original TORRENT Thermal
Store seen below has been superseded by the
All the advantages of the older
unit with new features
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The most exciting product development in the field of mains pressure hot
water for years.
Thermal stores (otherwise known
as Heat Stores) are fast
becoming the preferred option in the field of mains pressure hot water to the
complications and hazards of an unvented hot water cylinder.
Regulations in the United Kingdom state: Any
vessel storing more than 15 litres of hot water under pressure is subject to
section G3. This means virtually ALL unvented cylinders, but not
so the TORRENT.
Because the bulk of water in the Torrent heat store is vented
to atmosphere it presents no danger from explosion and is therefore exempt of regulation.
The water in a Torrent cylinder is used
store energy in the form of heat, nothing else. The clever part is what the
cylinder does with its energy.
Torrent Cylinders are available in the following models -
- a vented thermal store obtaining energy from a boiler. This model is ideally suited to
the typical household offering the added benefit of easy upgrade
to a mains pressure system during refurbishment. For more information
choose from the options below.
an electrically heated model with
two immersion heaters. Typically used in conjunction with an economy tariff
electricity supply. For more information choose from
the options below.
- An advanced vented thermal store providing mains pressure hot water with multiple
input capability from SOLAR, WOOD BURNER, BOILER, GROUND SOURCE or AIR
RECOVERY and AGA and the facility of
running central heating directly from the store.
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the RE Model
Thermal Stores are simple to install
overcoming the dangers, complicated installation and expense associated with
unvented cylinders, yet they produce the very same thing - Mains Pressure Hot
So easy to install, they are ideal for
upgrading existing systems and meet the needs of the refurbishment market perfectly.
New generations of thermal store now facilitate an interface between
multiple heat inputs, storing energy from different heat sources, providing
mains pressure hot water and contributing to a household heating system.
thermal store is the simple, safe way to provide mains
pressure hot water to your taps. Suitable for numerous heat sources
including Gas and Oil boilers, Wood burning stoves, heat recovery systems,
AGA's and fully electrical
installations including Economy 7.
For more information select
for connection to a boiler
(with optional immersion heater)
The Torrent Indirect is suitable
for connection to a boiler and can be specified
with (SP) or without (OV) a boiler heat
exchanger. The cylinder is also supplied with
tappings to accommodate heat inputs from a wood
burner and/or AGA. Underfloor heating tappings
are also available FOC upon request. An optional
immersion heater completes the setup. Mains
pressure hot water from multiple heat sources
and an option to feed into your heating system.
Electrically heated only
(ideal for use on an 'off-peak' tarriff)
The Torrent Direct is ideally
suited to systems that do not have the benefit
of a boiler with which to draw heat. Equipped
with twin immersion heaters that can be
configured for Economy tariffs, the cylinder can
also take heat from sources including AGA, Wood
burners and heat recovery systems. Supplied with
separate F&E tank, the cylinder provides mains
pressure hot water whilst remaining fully vented
and has no special requirement for installation
or annual servicing.
So what is a Thermal Store?
A Thermal Store is a vessel which
acts like a battery, but instead of storing electrical charge it stores heat.
It is able to accumulate heat from numerous heat sources simultaneously. The
beauty of a Thermal Store is the fact that the cylinder is not under
pressure, it is always vented to atmosphere and therefore presents no danger
(i.e. risk of explosion as with unvented cylinders).
Thermal Store is able to produce mains pressure hot water by immersing a
high efficiency heat exchanger in the hot water inside the cylinder. By
passing mains pressure cold water through the heat
exchanger it rapidly becomes hot water then emerges from the cylinder and
speeds off to the outlet point hence - Mains pressure hot water from a
vented cylinder! This is
what makes a Thermal Store inherently safe.
The Torrent is available as an
Indirect model (with or without a boiler coil) or a Direct model for use
where electricity is the only or preferred energy source. The Torrent is
also available in models that include heat exchangers for Solar input and
others that maximise storage of energy from Heat Pumps and Air Recovery
|Open vented - highly
insulated, efficient and most importantly - SAFE. Because the TORRENT does
not store more than 15 litres of hot water under pressure it is exempt G3
Building Regs (UK) which means you do not need Building Regulations Approval
to install one, certification by the installer or annual maintenance.
Easy to install - the TORRENT can be
fitted simply into existing systems, including the existing boiler and controls, where
appropriate. Can be fitted without specialist certification.
Does not require - expensive safety
controls or temperature and pressure relief pipework to the outside of
No need - for external expansion
vessels - and wiring is the same as any traditional Y, S or W plan system.
Long Life - the TORRENT is manufactured
from copper sheet to BS2870. The computer designed heat exchangers are
produced from finned tube and incorporate a patented expansion chamber which
is sealed for life.
Economical to install - No specialist
fitters required to install a Torrent. Inherently safe by nature you won't
be needing to pay premium prices to your installer.
|TORRENT Thermal Stores
- True mains pressure hot water
- Deliver up to 25 litres per minute filling a
normal bath in 3-4 minutes
- Increased system efficiency, reducing