With some experts predicting a return to the freezing temperatures much of the country experienced before Christmas last year, water treatment specialist Sentinel is highlighting the benefits of its X500 Inhibited Antifreeze. The X500 has been formulated to protect heating systems against freezing, limescale and corrosion.
Part of the company’s X series of products, X500 works in all types of indirect heating systems including those containing aluminium components. It is also effective at preventing hydrogen gas production in the system.
The dosage for a system will depend upon the level of frost protection required — for example, a dosage of 20% will give protection down to -6°C, 30% will protect to -11°C and a dosage of 35% will protect down to -15°C.
Because of the big increase in demand experienced last winter, Sentinel is offering the X500 in 10 litre containers this year, making it to dose heating systems in bulk. They are also designed to be easier to handle and easier to transport.
“X500 has always been a popular product for us, particularly in Scotland, in the Highlands and Islands,” says Sentinel’s Director of Sales John Lynch, “but last year there was huge demand across the UK due to the arctic conditions. This year we’re well stocked up and ready to roll, ready to help keep heating systems working efficiently right through the cold spells!”
The most recent addition to the X range of liquid protection products is the X100 Towel Rail Inhibitor, designed to prolong the life of heated towel rails, including those fitted to heating systems and ‘stand alone’ units.
John Lynch says “Failure to use an inhibitor product in the circulating water of a towel rail will result in corrosion, scale debris and sludge build up in the system that can cause common problems such as cold spots and pin holing.
“We’re extremely proud to be the first to introduce a towel rail inhibitor to the industry. It’s a quick and easy to use product that can give homeowners the reassurance that it will provide long lasting protection against corrosion and scaling problems. It’s a ‘must have’ liquid insurance that can help extend the life of the towel rail and it is a great addition to our award winning X range.”