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Shropshire business breaking new ground
Stainless steel heat transfer product manufacturer Fabdec is introducing a pre-plumb version of its pioneering WXI range of unvented water heaters.

The pre-plumb version is aimed primarily at the residential sector, allowing for a simple and fast installation, even in enclosed spaces.

The launch marks a further step in Fabdec’s commitment to simplifying the installation process and follows a partnership with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineers to utilise virtual reality models of the inner workings of Fabdec products to streamline installer training.

Fabdec launched the WXI in 2015 as the world’s first self-sustaining unvented heater, using its patented 3S Technology to circumvent the need for an external vessel or floating baffle. Fabdec unveiled the new 3S Pre-Plumb range at the PHEX Manchester show in October and it is now available to purchase.

Stuart Doggrell, Fabdec general manager for water heating, said: “The WXI range offers a wealth of benefits to installers, developers and specifiers, and the pre-plumb version takes it an extra step further in terms of ease of installation. Since launching the WXI sales have been strong across a range of sectors, with water heaters installed at developments including refurbished apartments, social housing estates, leisure centres and offices. Using 3S Technology, the vessel requires absolutely minimal maintenance, and this is proving particularly popular with social and private landlords. Add in the negligible heat loss and ease of operation, and the WXI is an efficient and cost-friendly hot water solution.”

Fabdec has been a leader in stainless steel vessels for more than 50 years, producing and distributing high-quality water heaters from its design and manufacturing HQ in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Its patented 3S Technology is a unique self-sustaining internal expansion system that adopts a simple natural phenomenon based on the Venturi effect, a system in which atmospheric air is drawn into the system as water is demanded upstream. Because this occurs as per the hot water demand it does not deteriorate in performance over time.

Stainless steel heat transfer product manufacturer Fabdec is introducing a pre-plumb version of its pioneering WXI range of unvented water heaters.

The pre-plumb version is aimed primarily at the residential sector, allowing for a simple and fast installation, even in enclosed spaces.

The launch marks a

Shropshire Business - Best Manufacturer Award
Fabdec are proud to have won the 2018 award for Best Manufacturer despite some very stiff competition at the prestigious Shropshire Business Awards, held at Telford International Centre.

This award is for a manufacturing company or plant that best demonstrates a continuous improvement to achieve world-class manufacturing standards.

Entries were assessed on:

  • Evidence of an engaged workforce that is developing through training and diversity and evidences a culture of continuous improvement from apprentices to management level.
  • Adopting processes or investing in new technologies to achieve efficiencies within the business, increased competitiveness and to comply with environmental regulations.
  • Achieving growth for example in new markets, product development, export or sales and marketing etc
  • Evidence that the company clearly understands providing value to the customer and customer service
Fabdec are proud to have won the 2018 award for Best Manufacturer despite some very stiff competition at the prestigious Shropshire Business Awards, held at Telford International Centre.

This award is for a manufacturing company or plant that best demonstrates a continuous improvement to achieve world-class

Fabdec’s 3S pre-plumb has been installed at a residential development in Newport, Shropshire – providing reliable hot water alongside streamlined and disruption free installation.

The 3S Excelsior pre-plumb is an unvented heater, with unique patented system developed by Fabdec, combining self-sustaining water heating with a simple and intuitive installation process.

Using the Venturi Effect the heater automatically replenishes the expansion space, negating the need for an expansion vessel, and saving time and money in future maintenance costs.

The unit was installed at the detached home on Queen’s Drive, Newport, by Mark Hall of local plumbing firm MPH Gas Ltd – and since beginning operation has reliably provided hot water across the property without pressure drops at times of high demand.

Speaking about the installation process, Mark Hall said: “The pre-plumb feature of the 3S has been invaluable to me as an installer. It ensures that the unit can be installed quickly in developments in which space is at a premium. This combined with the speed of installation means that disruption to the customer and time on site is kept to an absolute minimum.”

Customer Andy Hughes praised the pre-plumb unit’s ability to reduce temperature variances when two showers are in use at the same time: “We had the 3S pre-plumb unit installed in the garage next to the mains water inlet and its performance has been exemplary. In addition to the product’s reliability and impressive levels of performance, my mind is also put at ease due to the reputation it holds for minimising repair work.

“It has also been an ideal solution to increasing the space in the area it’s located too – the design of the unit really promotes a smart use of space unique in its market.”

For more information on this project or the Excelsior i 3S water heater please call Fabdec on 01691 627 200 or email sales@fabdec.com
Fabdec’s 3S pre-plumb has been installed at a residential development in Newport, Shropshire – providing reliable hot water alongside streamlined and disruption free installation.

The 3S Excelsior pre-plumb is an unvented heater, with unique patented system developed by Fabdec, combining self-sustaining