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Accreditation for Altecnic SATK22 Heat Interface Unit




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 ALTPR201                                                                              Date: 19 February 2019        


Accreditation for Altecnic SATK22 Heat Interface Unit


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An electronic heat interface unit (HIU) from theleading supplier and manufacturer of quality hydronic solutions has received a significant accreditation from a highly regarded testing body.

The Altecnic SATK22 has achieved quality system certification by KIWA UK, marking further recognition for the company's industry-leading range of HIUs.

Gary Perry, Altecnic Managing Director, commented: "We're incredibly proud of the innovation the SATK range brings to the UK district heating market and this latest accreditation follows similar recognition for our SATK32 units in July 2018. Both the SATK22 and SATK32 units now hold KIWA and WRAS accreditation.

"District heat networks are increasingly important to plans for a low carbon economy and, together with our manufacturing partner Caleffi, in 2019 we will continue to focus on providing innovative solutions for our clients alongside best-in-industry technical support."

Packed with features,theSATK22delivers exceptional flexibility of installation alongside smart electronic functions designed to enhance efficiency of the system. Such features include the increasingly important self-diagnostics and remote control via Mod-BUS connectivity that allows for remote commissioning and efficient maintenance programmes.

Extremely compact in design and lightweight, which benefits installers and architects alike, the unit's integral room controller can be configured to customise the level of access to the advanced features. This flexibility provides the opportunity forthe HIU to be matched to the requirements of the network when the unit is installed, with the option to offer simple controls to the tenant or to give more flexibility to customise the unit to their personal needs and requirements.

As with the SATK32, the SATK22 will also protect the heat network from the effects of poor apartment heating control and high start-up demand. This is achieved by limiting the primary flow rate to reduce demand peaks and controlling the primary return temperature. As a result, it is a key component in the successful installation of energy efficient and reliable district heating systems.

David Jay, KIWA Business Manager, added: "Continuing a long-standing partnership, Kiwa UK were extremely happy to assist Caleffi and Altecnic in testing their latest HIUs and subsequently issuing the Kiwa UK certificate to the SATK22 and SATK32 range for demonstrating compliance with the UK Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999."


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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 to ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001 and is a chartered member of the Hot Water Association (HWA). 


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Altecnic Ltd 
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