Tecron Water Heating (Pty) Ltd was established in 1997 in Cape Town. The company was born from the firm belief in the efficiency of copper hot water cylinders. Copper remains the global material of choice for the manufacturing of hot water cylinders because it has proven its durability and reliability over decades.
Because copper is naturally corrosion- resistant and is used in its natural form for the manufacturing of electric, as well as solar electric water heaters, these geysers are known to have the longest lifespan and can outlive their alternative rivals by up to five times their lifespan
Tecron offers a 7-year guarantee against faulty workmanship and materials on all their geysers. Standard SABS-approved thermostats and elements are used in all their geysers, all locally manufactured. Tecron’s range of geysers include 50, 100, 150, 200 and 250-litre standard geysers, as well as 15-litre under basin units and 25-litre horizontal square geysers, with pressure ratings from gravity fed up to 400kpa.
Tecron Water Heating can also design and supply bulk storage hot water systems in accordance with customer requirements and specifications. Storage volumes from 450 litres to 30 000 litres can be supplied, as well as in-line heaters and a complete range of industrial water heater heating spares. Because copper is naturally corrosion resistant, these geysers do not require periodic servicing, such as anode replacements, which makes them more cost-effective over a long period of time. Copper is an environmentally-friendly metal, does not deteriorate and has the highest recycling rate of any engineering metal in the world
Copper is biostatic, preventing bacterial growth.
The real benefit, however, for the modern consumer is that copper is naturally biostatic so it prevents bacterial growth on its surface, in turn leading to a far lesser chance of bacterial infection of the general system.
Tests show that after seven days of immersion in water, 80% of stainless steel and 90% of plastics were coated in a biofilm where bacteria had begun to form – this is not the case with copper. Copper has the natural ability to inhibit the growth of 99.9% of bacteria such as Legionella, MRSA and Ecoli which ensures a copper-based system is inherently safer for the well-being of the consumer. Dr Bill Keevil at the Centre for Applied Microbiology & Research (CAMR) recently found that while it took 34 days for ecoli0157 to die on stainless steel and four days on brass, it took just four hours for the same bacteria to die on copper
Tecron Water Heating (Pty) Ltd T +27 (0)21 5350137 W www.tecron.co.za