Over time, rust can form inside your steel radiators which can form a metallic sludge making the water flow more difficult and increasing operational costs. A powerful magnet can successfully trap this sludge and allow you to periodically inspect the health your hydronic system and the amount of sludge build-up. If you find this to be excessive, you may need to add another dose of corrosion inhibitor to you hydronic water, such as GEL Long Life 100
If you choose hydronic radiators to heat your home then Siddons Solar Hydronics recommends the use of a magnetic filter, such as the Fernox TF1 Total Magnetic Filter, to trap metal particles coming from the steel in the radiators over time, that develops into a metallic sludge. The TF1 Total Filter, is a high performance in-line system which uses hydrocyclonic and magnetic action to remove the sludge and the contaminants from your hydronic system. TF1 filter is supplied with the complete valve fittings for easy installation and can be cleaned in four simple steps without removal or disassembly.
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