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RA Tech wins Travis Perkins Innovation Award

27 October 2016

RA Tech UK Ltd has been announced as joint-winners in the inaugural and prestigious Travis Perkins Innovation Awards for their product range - hotun, hotun hiflo and hotun shield.

hotun and hotun hiflo are revolutionary dry trap tundishes that enable radical new freedom of boiler placement in buildings.

They do this by allowing a compliant connection to be made from an unvented hot water heater’s temperature/pressure relief vale (T/PRV) or PRV or a boiler’s PRV to an internal drain or soil pipes without allowing foul smells to infiltrate back into the building.

Inventor of the hotun range of products and Managing Director of RA Tech UK Ltd Russell Armstrong, commented: “This award means so much to me and is a result of two and a half years of effort and personal investment.

"I am so proud that my product has been given such an accolade and recognition from the judges. It vindicates my confidence and belief that I was designing something that could be such an industry game changer.

“For many years it has been recognised that an unvented water heaters discharge can be connected via a tundish and some form of dry trap, but by utilising the hotun range it is the very first time that boiler manufacturers have allowed the boiler PRV discharge to be terminated in this way.”

By using hotun or hotun hiflo, this connection can now be made (subject to suitability of the waste and soil pipe) to the internal drain system saving installers time and money in not having to drill through the fabric of the building.

On condensing boilers it is now also permissible to connect the condensate pipe below the PRV hotun dry trap tundish to run both discharges to an internal drain in just one pipe.

Martyn Bridges, Technical Director of Worcester Bosch, added: “We encounter quite a number of installations where the PRV discharge pipe from a sealed system boiler has to follow a torturous route to reach an external termination position.

"Indeed, it is often the case that the boiler siting position is heavily influenced by the need for a simple route to an external termination point.

"hotun is a good solution to this issue of terminating PRV discharge pipes from a sealed heating system into a waste water system providing that the waste pipes are of a standard to accept the expected temperatures and pressures of the discharging water.”

hotun is being distributed by Plumb Pal Products and is now widely available, over the counter, at many good plumbing merchants.

For more information please visit or call 0117 980 7430. Alternatively, to see an up to date stockist list go to the hotun postcode finder

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