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UK first for Altecnic as Intaball valves attain new standard

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 Ref:ALTPR105           Date: 10 December 2018                                                                                                

UK first for Altecnic as Intaball valves

attain new standard

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In a first for the UK's plumbing and heating industry, the Altecnic Intaball range ofgas lever ball valves is one of the first UK products to be certified to EN 331:2015 (Class C).

Committed to achieving the latest industry standards, Altecnic has been working closely with BSI's Loughborough-based Product Certification Team and Centre of Excellence for the past two and a half years. Now, the company can demonstrate compliance with European Directives and Regulations relating to the ball valves and OEM equipment it manufactures and supplies across UK domestic and commercial markets.

A successful assessment conducted at our manufacturing partnersfacility in Italyensures that all the necessary processes are in place for the manufacture of components in accordance with EN 331:2015 (Class C).

Gary Perry, managing director at Altecnic, said: "We are proud to have worked with the team at BSI to achieve one of the first UK certification to this important new standard.

"As testament to our ‘future-proofing' philosophy, it means our customers can be confident that Altecnic products meet, and in many cases exceed, industry standards throughout their lifecycle irrespective of technological advances and a changing commercial landscape."

"We also continue to encourage all in the plumbing and heating industry to ensure they are buying, specifying and installing authentic, accredited products. 

BSI has been granted Gas Appliance Regulations (GAR) certification CE 698408. Based on European Standard EN 331:2015, which incorporates additional and stringent testing under fire conditions, it is the benchmark by which ‘state of the art' compliance is judged for products that can be incorporated into gas appliances.

In due course BSI will issue Construction Product Regulation (CPR) certification, centred around EN 331:1998 + A1:2018, which is listed in the EU Official Journal as providing the necessary presumption of conformity.

Altecnic's Intaball ball valves for gas are lever-operated through 90 degrees with bi-directional flow and incorporate a hard chrome-plated ball for improved wear resistance. Featuring PTFE body seats for reliable isolation, the valves are designed for applications characterised by high flow rates with minimum pressure drops.

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 Caption: Altecnic's Intaball range ofgas lever ball valvesis the first UK product to be certified to EN 331:2015 (Class C). Pictured (left to right) are:Left to right: Robert Floyd (BSI), Gianni Airaga, Graham Mckay (BSI), Gary Perry (Altecnic), Martyn Grice (BSI).

 Editors' notes  

 Established in Stafford since 1987, Altecnic has positioned itself as the leading provider of high-quality heating and plumbing components for commercial and domestic markets. As part of Italy-based manufacturer and parent company the Caleffi Group, Altecnic has continuously developed precision products to satisfy the needs of a wide range of industry sectors such as trade merchants, original equipment manufacturers, engineers and specifiers, while complying with all UK and European industry legislation and standards. 

Altecnic's specialist renewables division provides professional installers with the latest solar, geothermal and biomass technology and the company's commitment to investing significantly in new technology has brought many innovative products to market. Also, Altecnic offers a comprehensive range of internationally accredited products certified with ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001 and is a chartered member of the Hot Water Association (HWA)along with many other prominent industry bodies.


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