The Gledhill Boilermate is a thermal storage system. The hot water and central heating in your home is provided by a high specification storage system which will give you many benefits. Simple to operate and exceptionally efficient in operation, your BoilerMate Thermal Store is probably different to any water heating system you have ever experienced before.
All BoilerMate products work by using the central heating to heat the water in the BoilerMate. The stored water is pumped to the boiler for heating and back again by the right-hand of the two pumps on the unit whenever the stored water temperature drops below a specific temperature set in the factory. The left-hand pump circulates the stored hot water around the radiator circuit(s) when the heating controls are calling for heat.
Heat is transferred into the hot tap water by passing the cold mains water through a coil of pipe inside the unit, immersed in the store of hot water. Heat passes through the wall of the tube and heats the cold mains water on it’s way to the hot tap. To control the temperature of the domestic tap water, a thermostatic blender valve mixes in a proportion of cold water.
The current BoilerMate range consists of 9 options:
- BoilerMate 2000
- BoilerMate A-Class OV
- BoilerMate A-Class SP
- BoilerMate BP
- BoilerMate II
- BoilerMate III
- BoilerMate Stainless OV Pre-Plumbed
- BoilerMate Stainless SP
- BoilerMate Stainless SP Pre-Plumbed
The BoilerMate 2000 is designed to provide improved space heating and mains pressure hot water when coupled to any remotely sited condensing or none condensing.
A report by the Cranfield Institute of Technology found that this system gives a potential for energy savings of up to 15%.
You can find the user manual for the BoilerMate 2000 here
You can find the installation manual for the BoilerMate 2000 here
As with all BoilerMates, the BoilerMate A-Class is to separate the heat generator e.g. a boiler from heat emitters (radiators) by a thermal store, which evens out the fluctuating demands for heating and hot water.
BoilerMate A is slightly smaller than the BoilerMate 2000 with the empty weight ranging from 45KG to 56KG vs the 58KG and 88KG of the BoilerMate 2000.
The BoilerMate A also comes in 2 varieties. The standard version and the SP, which is for solar power. The SP version is heated by a conventional gas (or oil) boiler but with additional internal heating coil, pump, filling and control devices for connection to roof-mounted solar heat collection panels.
You can find the user manual for the BoilerMate A-Class OV
You can find the user manual for the BoilerMate A-Class SP
You can find the installation manual for the BoilerMate A-Class OV
You can find the installation manual for the BoilerMate A-Class SP
The BoilerMate II provides the same functionality as all the other BoilerMates but it has a user-adjustable thermostat for the heat store. This feature allows the user to control the temperature of the heat store.
You can find the user manual for the BoilerMate II
You can find the installation manual for the BoilerMate II
You can find the user manual for the BoilerMate III
You can find the installation manual for the BoilerMate III
BoilerMate Stainless OV Pre-Plumbed, SP & SP Pre-Plumbed
The BoilerMate Stainless range is the latest generation of the Gledhill BoilerMate. Designed to specifically work alongside a boiler to provide mains pressure hot water, there are 3 configurations available:
BoilerMate Stainless OV Pre-Plumbed is for use with an open vented, heat only boiler. This supplies instantaneous mains pressure hot water directly to the taps, whilst also providing central heating.
BoilerMate Stainless SP & BoilerMate Stainless SP Pre-Plumbed are designed for use with a sealed primary boiler. They can both be used with a central plant system or a district heating system.
You can find more information on the BoilerMate Stainless range here.