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Polypipe launches Silavent low energy fans
Polypipe Ventilation, has launched the first new addition to the Silavent range following its acquisition of the brand last year: a new range of low Watt centrifugal bathroom extract fans.
The new, competitively priced Silavent low Watt fansare said to use an incredible 70% lesspower than conventional fans, dramatically reducing operating costs and helping
to reduce overall building energy consumption, an issue which remains high on the political agenda. In fact, changes to Part L of the Building Regulations require the Specific Fan Power (SFP) to be no higher than 0.5 Watts per litre per second (W/l/s); Polypipe's range of low Watt fans outperform this minimum standard.
The new range incorporates units suitable for most domestic applications, including decentralised Mechanical Extract Ventilation (dMEV) versions. These include the Curzon 100mm and Mayfair plug-in specification fan, which also features a twin speed dMEV option. The Curzon's power consumption is 10W at a flow rate of 80m_/h and the Mayfair is 10W hi and 6W low speed at a flow rate of 72 hi and 43 low m_/h respectively.
Designed with ease of installation as a key priority, the Curzon and the Mayfair are ideally suited to the social housing and refurbishment market. In particular, the Mayfair unit is well suited to refurbishment applications where existing installed AC units can be simply replaced with a low energy equivalent.
Delivering premium ventilation technology for the last 50 years, Silavent fans have a well-deserved reputation for quality and excellent technical support, in line with Polypipe's position in the ventilation market. Since the acquisition of Silavent in 2010, Polypipe has invested heavily in the brand, initially to reinstate full stock availability and more recently to enhance sales and customer support structures.
Having regained the brand's position in the marketplace, Polypipe is now able to expand the Silavent product portfolio to meet the increasing demand for more energy saving, sustainable ventilation solutions.
As a result, the new low Watt centrifugal bathroom extract fans will not be the only Silavent product range launch planned for 2011: a range of axial low Watt fans will also be introduced later this year, further expanding the Silavent product offering.
Polypipe Ventilation is well placed to offer immediate, practical solutions to revised Building Regulations Parts F & L. The company continues to provide differentiated solutions in the private and social housing sectors, transforming the way developers and specifiers meet emerging environmental standards.
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1st July 2011