Boiler Noise Silencer F2 is designed to reduce boiler noise and kettling which is a symptom of a scaled system. It is ideal for use with all types of boilers and is compatible with all metals and materials commonly used in systems including aluminium.
A single dose treats a larger sized property with a heating system of 130 litres, up to 16 radiators, or 250 sqm of underfloor heating. Too much treatment will not cause problems and is preferable to insufficient dosing. Severe noise may require more than one application. For open vented systems add via the header tank. For sealed systems add via a suitable dosing point (e.g. a towel rail, or an in-line system filter). Alternatively, use a suitable dosing vessel to inject the product into the system. For long term protection against corrosion and limescale we recommend systems are cleansed using Fernox Cleaner F3 and then protected with Fernox Protector F1. In single feed indirect cylinders, e.g. ‘Primatic’ or similar, potable water chemicals must be used.
Fernox Boiler Noise Silencer F2 is supplied in 500 ml bottles.
Fernox Boiler Noise Silencer F2 is classified as non-hazardous, but as with all chemicals, keep out of reach of children. In case of contact with eyes or skin, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
Boiler noise is usually the result of limescale deposition within the heat exchanger of a boiler. This condition is worsened if magnetite is also present in the system, as this combines with the limescale to form a much harder deposit.
Boiler noise is usually the result of limescale deposition within the heat exchanger of a boiler. This condition is worsened if magnetite is also present in the system, as this combines with the limescale to form a much harder deposit. Other sediment forming debris such as sand and brick dust entering the system during installation can also become part of the hardened deposit. Local water conditions also play an important part, particularly the scale-forming solids dissolved in the supply water.
Boiler noise is directly related to the rapid condensation or implosion of steam in water. Localised boiling develops on the surface of the deposit, and small steam bubbles are created that make a rattling noise as they leave the surface and travel around the system.
When installed into existing systems, new boilers can become excessively fouled soon afterwards by oxide sludge present in the system water. Replacing a boiler can disturb soft sludge and loosen sediment in other parts of the system, causing these contaminants to be transported by the system water and re-deposited in the new heat exchanger.
The same phenomenon can occur as a result of circulator replacement if flow rates change. The risk of sediment and sludge deposition in new boilers can be avoided by cleaning the system as part of the installation process. Guidance on correct cleaning and treatment can be found in BS 7593:2006 Code of Practice for Treatment of Water in Domestic Hot Water Central Heating Systems.
What should be done?
Fernox Boiler Noise Silencer F2 is specifically formulated to significantly reduce boiler noise by reducing the surface tension of the system water. The reduced surface tension prevents large bubbles from being able to form and so the associated noise is greatly lessened. Fernox Boiler Noise Silencer F2 efficiently treats the effects of a noisy boiler until the causes can be treated with a full clean of the system.
Fernox DS40 Descaler and Cleaner selectively dissolves scale deposits without attacking the metals commonly found in central heating s62486ystems. However this acid-based cleaner should only be used in new installations or in systems less than 10 years old.
Older systems that have been untreated for periods of time may have existing leaks that are temporarily plugged with corrosion debris. Installations with a history of radiator corrosion failures should not be acid cleansed, as other radiators are likely to have deep corrosion pits or complete perforations.
Older installations can be substantially improved, however, by dispersing the sludge with Fernox Cleaner F3 or Fernox Fernox Powerflushing Cleaner F5, followed by powerflushing with plain water.
After removing all soft sludge from older installations, separate boiler de-scaling may be helpful to resolve the problem. In order to do this, all the radiators should be isolated after which the system can be descaled with Fernox DS40 System Cleaner over a period of time – up to 24 hours. This process should be followed by neutralisation with Fernox System Neutraliser before powerflushing with plain water.