Wilo join Bpma in its initiative


The BPMA, in conjunction with Wilo Salmson and three other leading UK pump manufacturers, has released details of its new website initiative intended to help circulator pump specifiers select energy-efficient products. The announcement follows the BPMA's involvement in the revision of the government-funded Central Heating System Specifications (CHeSS) best practice programme.

The new domestic pump selection tool, delivered on the BPMA website, which can be found at www.bpma.org.uk, will provide householders and installers alike with unrivalled product guidance specifically tailored to the actual system concerned. This is achieved by following a simple four-stage specification process during which the type of property to which the pump is destined, the number of bedrooms it as, whether it has solid or filled-cavity walls and the type of heating system installed.

An enquiry will generate an almost instantaneous on-screen list of appropriate products, incorporating model numbers, speed settings and manufacturers' details. For example, a search incorporating a two-bedroom, end-terraced house with cavity-filled walls and a small-bore heating system will return seven suggested circulators, including the Wilo-Star variable-speed pump.

The website initiative was created in response to the introduction of the Building Regulations - part LI in April 2002 and the resulting revision of the CHeSS specifications. Brian Huxley, Director of the BPMA, said the program reflects the Association's aim of promoting the interests of the UK's suppliers of liquid pumps and pumping equipment.

"The website gives unprecedented access to information about products that deliver energy efficiency and reduce domestic heating bills. This will undoubtedly improve competitiveness and profitability as well as ensuring increased customer satisfaction."

Mark Sowden, Marketing Manager at Wilo Salmson, explained that the website will have immediate benefits for householders and installers. "We have a very good relationship with the BPMA and when we were asked to get involved in the development of the website, we jumped at the chance. In particular, we pooled our knowledge of the domestic market with that of our competitors to create a user-friendly utility that will help installers to reduce energy consumption by employing best practice."

Source: WILO SE

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