Restorative Techniques is Fast Becoming Established as a Leading Innovator of Site Equipment, Used for Cleaning and Coating Removal Reducing the Use of Chemicals, Particularly Important for Building Conservation & Restoration on Important and Historical Sites.
We have heard that are those already trying to copy certain unique features of ThermaTech, such as red hoses, or ways to house fuel, but through adaption of ‘old style’ conventional equipment, not integral and within overall design. ThermaTech has been specifically engineered and designed from the outset, around a whole host of improvements and innovations, yet kept within a cost effective and highly competitive price – So why opt for an expensive, poor imitation?
The following features are being particularly recognised as key distinct advantages of ThermaTech® by the specifiers, even though there are many other unique ones: Modular range of machinery that develops superheated water capable of tasks such as paint removal. ThermaTech is not a single machine, it is about modular design. Depending on the specification, connect the pump, boiler and accessory for the task this system is about versatility & portability. Lock together ‘all-in-one’, mount on a skid, or on wheels, or separate to carry through a building and easier van loading and offloading. Safety in 230/110v options and twin wired red hosing to signify the use of hot water. Reliability & servicing – dual temperature controls, operator diagnostics, for safety – 24 volt controls, jerrycan fuel tank.
ThermaTech, has a holster located on the front of the machine to house the fuel pick up device, when the equipment is not in use. When the system is being used, the fuel device is slid out it’s holster and the cap is securely locked onto the jerrycan fuel tank. This arrangement greatly helps reduce fuel handling on site, as there is no need to refuel an internal fuel tank and running the associated risks of overfilling, or spillage. It also allows users to simply detach the fuel container from the system at the end of each work period, which they can then lock away securely – leaving no fuel ‘unattended’, even inside an internal fuel tank, there is none! This means that even on a very tightly regulated site, ThermaTech is already better equipped than many other items of equipment at achieving best practice in fuel handling, it also means that the system can be left on the scaffold overnight, whilst the fuel can be locked away, saving time at both the beginning and the end of a work period.
The use of high specification, twin wired, high pressure hoses in RED, gives a very clear visual indication of hoses designed for heat, this is not ‘cosmetic’ – the use of black hosing on both cold and hot water equipment, runs the risk of accidently using an inappropriate hose, designed for cold water. High temperature, high pressure hoses are designed to safely carrying ‘superheated water’ without rupturing, many high pressure hoses are not – We are aware of cold water hoses being coupled onto ‘hot’ equipment, unfortunately if the fittings ‘fit’, this is an unfortunate risk. RED also helps indicate to others in the vicinity that these particular hoses carry ‘hot’ water – The majority of hot water systems have not been specifically designed around site use, many can be very awkward to move around site, as they were originally designed for static, or yard applications. On large sites, there can often be numerous sets of hoses, cables and other items, with many different contractors who are less familiar with this type of equipment and when improvements are made, safety with performance should be at the forefront.
Digital temperature controllers are far better at regulating the operation of the boiler, particularly at top end temperatures. The digital controllers used on ThermaTech, maintain temperatures by detecting small temperature drops more accurately than commonly found analogue types and once a small drop has been detected, the boiler is controlled to maintain the desired temperature range required for the application. (For those however who still like the familiarity of analogue and old style ‘cooker’ knob, twist controls, ThermaTech has a switch to allow the operator to flick between either digital, or analogue control options.)