Heatrae Megaflo Hot Water Cylinder Review

Heatrae Megaflo Cylinder

Heatrae Megaflo Cylinder

A Heatrae Megaflo Hot Water Cylinder Review for today.

In our current time, we use more hot water than ever before. With our homes having more showers, baths and basins, hot water is both a necessity and a  pleasure. But with the demands of rising energy prices and environmental issues, we need to strike a balance – a balance that gives us performance and reliability along with economy and responsibility.

Utilising advanced technology Megaflo eco is widely regarded as the leader in unvented domestic water heating. Designed to perform faultlessly whilst minimising heat loss to maximise efficiency, it understands the balance we have to make.  So, maybe it’s time to think again, maybe you should consider a brand new high-tech hot water system. One like Megaflo eco.

  • Constructed in Duplex stainless steel for maximum strength – pressure tested to 15 bar.
  • Patented internal floating baffle system to accommodate water expansion.
  • No anode – eliminates costly anode maintenance.
  • Insulated casing for the temperature and pressure relief valve to minimise heat loss.  Unique ‘L-shaped’ long-life Superloy immersion heater reaches deeper into the tank giving more hot water.
  • Titanium immersions as standard on all direct models.
  • Patented cold water inlet diffuser minimises mixing of cold and hot water.
  • High performance ‘coil-in-coil’ heat exchanger.
  • Exceeds CHeSS* Best Practice for recovery times and insulation.
  • Improved insulation for maximum heat retention.
  • New water inlet controls increase flow rates by up to 20%.
  • Improved performance at low pressures down to 1 bar.
  • Installer friendly design.
  • Complies with future European Energy Using Products Directive.
  • New splash-proof IPX4-rated wiring centre gives greater choice of installation location.

Our new Megaflo eco range is the best choice for conserving energy while providing superior performance.

Cylinder construction
Heatrae Megaflo Cylinders are made of Duplex stainless steel, which offers a superior resistance to corrosion especially in aggressive water areas, compared with some grades of stainless steel, glass-lined steel and copper. Because Duplex is a low carbon, high chromium content alloy, it resists all forms of corrosion including pitting, crevice corrosion, uniform corrosion and stress corrosion cracking, without the use of a sacrificial anode. In addition, the tungsten inert gas welding coupled with the special post weld processes ensures the welded area has the same level of corrosion resistance and mechanical strength
as the parent metal.

This ensures the longest possible working life for every cylinder. The combination of its lightweight yet very strong construction makes Megaflo eco easier to handle on site. Every unit is pressure tested in the factory to 15 bar – five times the normal operating pressure – making Megaflo eco suitable for all domestic and commercial applications. No sacrificial anode is required with Megaflo eco. With inferior grades of stainless steel, glass-lined steel and copper, sacrificial anodes are required to achieve a degree of corrosion resistance. However they require regular replacement which, if not carried out can result in premature cylinder failure. Megaflo eco overcomes any need for this by using top quality Duplex stainless steel.

Heatrae Megaflo Cylinders are available  from Direct Heating Supplies in the UK.

New Range Tribune Hot Water Cylinders

Direct Heating Supplies have now introduced our new selection of Range Tribune Hot Water Cylinders.

Range Cylinders has been in the market for over 80 years, manufacturing copper cylinders, combination units and high performance Duplex

A Selection of Range Tribune Hot Water Cylinders and Tanks

Range Tribune Hot Water Cylinders and Tanks

stainless steel unvented cylinders in over 400 different sizes, types and patterns.

Every Range product is manufactured to the highest standards, ensuring the unrivalled quality that customers have come to expect. Range is BSi registered with all its sites licensed to British Standard quality assurance BS EN ISO 9001:2000. This means that all manufacturing plants are monitored by an independent inspectorate and the quality systems employed meet the stringent requirements set down. We also take pride in giving our customers a service second to none.
With its nationwide distribution and exceptional product availability, it is currently one of the biggest names in hot water cylinder.
Range continues to develop energy saving and innovative hot water products for domestic and commercial applications to offer its customers state-of-the-art cylinders, able to fulfil their needs today and long into the future.
About the Range Tribune Line:
Tribune HE cylinders, manufactured from Duplex stainless steel, offer the benefits of mains pressure hot water – powerful showers and fast filling baths, making them particularly suitable for use in properties with multiple bathrooms. They offer fast reheat times and exceptionally low heat loss.
Tribune HE range comprises over 50 models in Direct and Indirect version to suit a wide variety of applications. Reduced diameter cylinders are also available, as well as pre-plumbed models designed to save on-site installation time and solar units to use with renewable energy sources.
All Range Tribune HE cylinders carry a 25-year fully transferable anti-corrosion guarantee on inner container. The expansion vessel and cold water controls supplied with these units from January 2010 carry a 5-year guarantee.
All other components fitted to/or supplied with the cylinder carry a 2-year guarantee.
Direct or Indirect Hot Water Cylinders?
Standard Unvented Tribune HE are offered in Direct and Indirect format. Direct units, designed for electric water heating, feature a Long Life Incoloy immersion heater(s), which can be used in conjunction with ‘low tariff electricity’. They are suitable mainly for domestic use. A range of sizes is available to suit various hot water demands, from heating a single shower or bath, to providing enough hot water for up to three bathrooms.
Indirect cylinders are designed for use with traditional boiler (gas, oil or electric). They have also immersion heater(s) fitted for a back-up heating. Indirect units are suitable for use in both domestic and commercial applications, such as sports pavilions, students houses etc.
  • Reheat time (measured from 15°C to 65°C after drawing off 70% of the capacity): From 45min to 132 min. (direct models) and from 11.26min. to 33.25min. (indirect models).
  • Insulation: 50mm-thick environmentally friendly CFC and HCFC-free polyurethane foam lagging.
  • Range of capacities: From 90 to 300 litres.
  • Guarantee: 25-year fully transferable guarantee against faulty materials and manufacture on the stainless steel inner container. The expansion vessel and cold water controls supplied with the cylinder from January 2010 carry a 5-year guarantee. All other components fitted to/or supplied with the unit carry a 2-year guarantee.

Further information and purchasing options can be found at Direct Heating Supplies: