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Electric Storage Calorifiers
Low installation, maintenance and off-peak costs can make electricity attractive. It can also be a cost effective back-up for other heat sources during periods of low demand and shut-down of the main primary heating source.
Calculating the primary power requirement
For electrically heated calorifiers, the power output is constant irrespective of the water temperature. Therefore the primary power requirement is equal to the average primary power as calculated in our storage brochure. Space must be allowed for withdrawal of the immersion heater for inspection. If withdrawal distance is not known assume full length. We will be pleased to advise withdrawal distances for specific units.
Lowest cost option but if one element fails, the entire heater must be replaced.
These are fixed to the element plate using special nuts and glands. A failed element can be replaced (after draining the calorifier to remove the heater) without wasting the remaining good elements
Removable Core Elements
The highest cost type. Each heater element can be withdrawn from the immersion heater and replaced without draining down the calorifier.
Element Sheath Material Options (The element sheath is the part in contact with the water)
- Copper - Most Commonly Used
- Nickel Alloys - (EG Incolloy) - Recommended for use with hard water)
- Stainless Steel
Standard Controls Specification
Standard - One temperature control thermostat, one pocket for high temperature limit thermostat.
High Limit Thermostat Option - Gives Protection if the temperature control thermostat fails.
Low Water Cut-Out Option - Stops heater operation and damage if the vessel is only half full.
GMS manufacture electric calorifiers using the following standard materials:
- Solid Copper
- Copper-Lined Steel
- Galvanised Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Glass/Polymer Lined Steel