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Gledhill PulsaCoil BP systems are thermal stores, rather than cylinders. Like conventional hot water cylinders, a thermal store is a container filled with hot water but here the similarity ends. Once filled, the water in a Gledhill Pulsacoil BP store never changes. Instead, the heat stored in it is used to heat the tap water using a heat exchanger coil. This allows the hot tap water to be delivered at full mains pressure, and is one of the primary benefits of installing a Pulsacoil BP instead of a conventional hot water cylinder. Also this gives you fresh hot water and reduces the chances of contaminants.
The Gledhill PulsaCoil 3, Gledhill PulsaCoil 2000 and Gledhill Pulsacoil A Class transfer heat into the tap water using a pump and an external ‘plate heat exchanger’. A plate heat exchanger is a block of very thin stainless steel plates arranged so that cold mains water can flow through one set of spaces between the plates, and hot water from the thermal store core can flow through an alternate spaces. Heat transfers through the plates and heats the cold mains water on it’s way to the hot tap. The Gledhill Pulsacoil BP work similar but does this internally through its coil.
We highly recommend you do not use anyone who is not experienced in carrying out Gledhill Pulsacoil BP repairs.
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How does the PulsaCoil BP work?
The Gledhill Pulsacoil BP immersion heater heats the low pressure water inside the thermal store. High pressure cold mains water flows to the hot taps via a long coil of copper tube fitted inside the Gledhill Pulsacoil CP and immersed in the hot store water. Heat from the Pulsacoil BP store water heats the cold mains water as it passes through the coil on it’s way to the hot tap. The output temperature to the hot taps is prevented from being dangerously hot by a thermostatic blender valve on the outlet of the domestic heat exchanger which adds in some cold water if necessary. The blender valve output temperature can adjusted by the user.
PulsaCoil BP faults:
Gledhill Pulsacoil BP Repairs Info #1) Depleted water in the thermal store.
PulsaCoil BPs have a top-up cistern attached to the top. This may or may not have a float valve connected to the mains water supply to fill it. (When there is NO mains connection, there is usually provision for manual filling by the user by means of a tap on the wall nearby.) Water is continually lost from the thermal store through evaporation and/or leaks, and when there is no float valve to top it up, the user needs to do it manually from time to time. Low water level in the cistern at the top will eventually prevent a PulsaCoil BP from working properly because once the top-up tank is depleted, the water level inside the store begins to fall too. Once the heat exchanger coil is no longer fully immersed in the thermal store water, hot water performance will be affected. The answer is to check the water level in the top-up cistern and top it up to the waterline embossed into the wall of the cistern.
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Gledhill Pulsacoil BP Repairs Info #2) Immersion heater element failure.
The unit fails to heat up. Easily diagnosed by measuring the resistance of the heater element. A good element will measure 18 Ohms approximately.
Gledhill Pulsacoil BP Repairs Info #3) Immersion heater leaking.
The ‘Shel’ brand immersion heaters fitted inside the Gledhill Pulsacoil BP system seem to suffer from leaks in the thermostat sensor pocket as they grow old. On many occasions we have seen water emerging from the copper tube in which the thermostat sensor is housed. This is clearly dangerous as it introduces water into the electrical connection box on the heater element head, and it often results in thermostat failure. The only repair is to replace the whole immersion heater and thermostat. The Gledhill Pulsacoil BP elements will rarely leak from the element joins as those are incoloy.
Gledhill Pulsacoil BP Repairs Info #4) Thermostatic blender valve failure.
The thermostatic blender valve is susceptible to contamination by water scale in hard water areas. There is a component inside which breaks and the blender valve delivers just luke-warm water to the taps. A new blender valve cures the problem. Avoid attempting to repair the Gledhill Pulsacoil BP thermostatic blending valve when have your Pulsacoil BP repairs carried out. Also consider having a de-scaling PCB installed inside your Gledhill Pulsacoil BP system as the reduces the build up of water scale.
Gledhill Pulsacoil BP Repairs Info #5) External Economy Seven time clock failure.
The Gledhill PulsaCoil BP is usually connected to an Economy Seven tariff electricity supply. When there is no separate off-peak power supply to the unit an Economy Seven timer will have been fitted. These seem to fail after a few years and no longer deliver power to the immersion heaters. We would recommend you use a Horstmann Electronic 7 timer with your Gledhill Pulsacoil BP system.
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