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    When does a Geyser become a Boiler

    Hi

    Had an interesting question that has me thinking, trying to decide which way is correct.

    On a hostel type environment they have installed a central hot water system with a +/- 500L tank with 3 phase elements in it.
    The consultants are calling it a boiler and saying that it does not need to be on earth leakage unit.
    If they call it a Boiler it may not need an earth leakage at 30mA but it will need a Adit relay.

    The question I am asking is , when does a Geyser become a Boiler according to SANS 10142-1
    Anybody come across the dilemma ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCE View Post
    Hi

    Had an interesting question that has me thinking, trying to decide which way is correct.

    On a hostel type environment they have installed a central hot water system with a +/- 500L tank with 3 phase elements in it.
    The consultants are calling it a boiler and saying that it does not need to be on earth leakage unit.
    If they call it a Boiler it may not need an earth leakage at 30mA but it will need a Adit relay.

    The question I am asking is , when does a Geyser become a Boiler according to SANS 10142-1
    Anybody come across the dilemma ?
    What's an Adit relay first of all? This is interesting indeed

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    6.16.2 Water heaters
    NOTE Water heaters include geysers, instantaneous water heaters including units
    for boiling water, heat pumps, solar systems, induction water heaters and the like (see
    also 6.16.1). electrode water heaters, steam generators and boilers are not included
    (refer to 6.16.7)

    From an engineering perspective, the objective of a boiler is to bring the liquid to boiling point...
    A geyser surely is supposed to stop heating well short of boiling point.

    BTW - there's a typo. It should be Electrode (capital E) as it is the first word in the sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post


    6.16.2 Water heaters
    NOTE Water heaters include geysers, instantaneous water heaters including units
    for boiling water, heat pumps, solar systems, induction water heaters and the like (see
    also 6.16.1). electrode water heaters, steam generators and boilers are not included
    (refer to 6.16.7)

    From an engineering perspective, the objective of a boiler is to bring the liquid to boiling point...
    A geyser surely is supposed to stop heating well short of boiling point.

    BTW - there's a typo. It should be Electrode (capital E) as it is the first word in the sentence.
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