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Inta introduces its best-ever magnetic filter

Inta introduces its best-ever magnetic filter

Leading heating equipment manufacturer Inta has introduced its second-generation intaKlean magnetic filter.

Designed to combat contamination problems caused by rogue particles in fluid-based heating systems, the intaKlean 2 is the first of its kind to feature a double gauze filter, which actively captures and keeps hold of non-ferrous debris, as well as eliminating trapped air.

As fluid circulates around the filter body, non-ferrous foreign matter is caught and retained in the gauze, while the remaining ferrous debris is drawn to the centre of the filter and captured by the powerful neodymium magnet. The intaKlean 2’s full bore butterfly valves allow for convenient in-line installation without restricting water flow, and the magnet can be removed while the system is live for effortless cleaning. Its anti-blockage design guarantees continuous flow even if the filter has not been serviced.

Responding to feedback received from plumbers and installers about the original model, the intaKlean 2 is Inta’s best filter to date and features a host of developments over the first generation including a reduced overall footprint, making it one of the smallest on the market, a 360 degree fully-rotatable filter pot for flexible access, and a low profile drain valve making it easy to fit and service.

Speaking of the manufacturer’s commitment to product development, managing director Stuart Gizzi, said: “We’re proud to introduce the intaKlean 2 to the market. We worked closely with plumbers and installers – the people who actually work with it – to see how we could make our original intaKlean better, and we identified the need for a stronger, more effective filter that is versatile and can be serviced with greater ease, and so we went back to the drawing board and developed the intaKlean 2.”

To find out more about Inta and its range of heating and plumbing products, visit www.intatec.co.uk or call 01889 272 180 for more information.

Ten reasons why you should fit a magnetic filter to all central heating systems

Inta’s technical support team recommends installing a magnetic filter to all new boiler installations, as well as retrofitting them into existing heating systems.

Here are the company’s ten reasons why:

  1. Captures non-ferrous material – The filter’s mesh gauze captures debris that has resulted from the corrosion of copper, zinc or aluminium components, which are not magnetic by nature.

  2. Captures ferrous material – The filter’s powerful magnet captures debris that has resulted from corrosion of iron or steel components.

  3. Prevents costly system damage – Capturing this dirt, debris and sludge prevents blockages of, and potentially costly damage to, heat exchangers, pumps and radiators. Modern boilers’ heat exchangers have narrower tubes for increased efficiency of heat exchange, however these are more prone to blockage from debris.

  4. Maintains system efficiency – The filter keeps your heating system running at maximum efficiency by preventing any unwanted debris from circulating through it. A typical three bedroom household could reduce its heating energy consumption by 6% per year*.

  5. Extends system life – The filter helps to prevent any damage caused by debris, extending the life of heating system components. Retrofitting a magnetic filter to an existing system will also prolong the life of system components by removing debris as it circulates.

  6. Reduces carbon emissions – A typical three bedroom household could reduce its carbon emissions by up to 250 kg per year* with the addition of a magnetic filter.

  7. Simple installation – Magnetic filters are fitted in-line and can be easily added to new boiler and retrofit installations.

  8. Low maintenance – Magnetic filters can be cleaned and serviced in minutes. Filters such as the intaKlean 2 can be serviced without the need to drain the system.

  9. Chemical dosing – Magnetic filters work alongside corrosion inhibitor fluids to prevent corrosion and dirt build up, and many filters can be used as an access point to the system to insert chemicals.

  10. Flexible installation options – Magnetic filters can be installed anywhere in the heating system, however it is recommended that filters are installed on the return leg of the circuit between the last radiator and the boiler.

*Independent research carried out by GASTEC at CRE