Directive drives development for cylinder manufacturer

Published:  27 August, 2015

New Range Tribune Xe engineered for maximum efficiency

Kingspan Environmental is to launch a new generation of unvented hot water cylinders that will set the best performance standards to date from a manufacturer acknowledged for market leading quality and reliability. In a domestic hot water heating sector strongly focused on energy efficiency driven by EU regulation and the UK’s own carbon reduction targets, new design features make the Range Tribune Xe a significantly improved offer in terms of both ErP rating and SAP assessment.

As well as optimising performance and energy efficiency, the new cylinder design will also improve the speed and ease of assembly and installation.

The new casing specification and thicker insulation dramatically improve thermal efficiency. Equally significant engineering changes include a side mounted hot water outlet, new inlet set and swivel connection T&P relief valve. A new integrated dual thermostat for faster reaction time and the latest high performance pump technology on pre-plumbed versions are also new components.

A premium feature of the new cylinder is internal expansion control using an air pocket device to maintain pressure when water is drawn off. This further improves heat retention characteristics but also means no external expansion vessel is needed, resulting in a quicker and more reliable, space saving installation.

Trevor Cross, Kingspan Environmental’s Sales Director for New Build and Specification, is confident that Tribune Xe will lead the way in compliance by the time ErP is implemented at

the end of September 2015. “Test results show not only that the Tribune Xe will be top of the energy efficiency class for cylinders but also that its re-heat performance and insulation levels exceed all Building Regulations’ requirements”, he says. “Put all that product quality together with our customer service focus and in-house design consultancy and we have a genuinely added value offer for energy efficient domestic water heating solutions”, he adds.

The Tribune Xe range has 29 models from 90 to 300 litre capacity, including pre-plumbed and solar versions, and will be available from 1st September. It will be launched to installers, merchant distributors and specifiers throughout July, August and September in a series of presentation events across the country and will be supported by a mix of advertising and communications across print and digital media.

For further information contact 0345 260 0258 or visit www.kingspanenviro.com/rangetribunexe