Introducing the TF1 Sigma filter from Fernox
Water treatment manufacturer, Fernox, has released the newest addition to its in-line system filter offering – the TF1 Sigma filter. This sealed filter is made from composite polymer and, like its brass counterpart the TF1 Omega filter, its design is available with valves or slip socket connection to offer maximum customer choice. Described as ‘reliable’ and ‘easy to install and clean’, the TF1 Sigma filter comes with a 10-year warranty and is due for release to merchants in January 2019.
This latest offering is said to provide the first sealed, composite plastic filter. Available in both 22mm and 28mm versions, the filter uses unique Hydronic Particle Separation (HPS) technology and magnetic filtration to remove system debris fast and efficiently from a domestic heating system.
Responding to market research and customer feedback, the TF1 Sigma filter has been developed as a sealed unit with no removable lid. Adopting this sealed design approach reportedly eliminates the need to replace ‘O’ rings; therefore reducing ongoing maintenance costs associated with traditional lidded plastic filters which require component parts to be replaced when opening the lid for servicing.
The TF1 Sigma filter can be installed horizontally, vertically or in any orientation in both flow directions. Due to its ability to be positioned at an angle up to 45°, it is ideal for use in restricted spaces. To aid installation further, the filter is available with either valves or slip-socket connections, depending on installer preference.
The TF1 Sigma filter incorporates double radial seals on the connection between the manifold and the main body of the filter.
In addition, the newest addition to Fernox’s range of in-line filters utilises a range of high-quality component parts that ensure the product optimises performance. The TF1 Sigma filter is made from engineering-grade polymer that is said to be ideally suited for heating and cooling system applications – providing tough resistance against extremes in temperature and pressure.
Finally, all valves are designed to be operated easily by hand whilst providing a secure connection to the system and a robust service point. The magnet is made using a premium grade of neodymium – reportedly enabling a highly efficient capture rate, as well as a strong filtration medium that will ensure a continued and consistent level of collection.
Carl Allinson, UK and Ireland sales director at Fernox, said: “After in-depth research with installers, we identified that product simplicity was central to what they were looking for in an in-line filter. Following our success with the TF1 Omega filter, installer feedback reinforced the growing popularity of sealed filtration units – particularly with reference to servicing a system – and we wanted to take this concept to the next level.
“We are excited to launch the TF1 Sigma filter into the market, and we can’t wait to see how it will be welcomed by the industry.”