Gitral are a leading French manufacturer of expansion vessels. We have chosen to stock the MB range from Gitral’s expansion vessels due to their robust build and reliability. The MB model is available in two sizes: the 25 litre and 50 litre. Which size you need will depend on the heating system you have.
Expansion tanks such as the Gitral vessels that we stock at Pump Sales Direct are designed to provide a cushion against fluctuations in heating and hot water systems.
They are small tanks that effectively act like an overspill for excess water. Modern units can be split in to two distinct parts which are physically separated by a rubber diaphragm. One side is designed to contain water, while the other – the dry side – contains air which is maintained at a certain pressure. This dry side contains a valve that enables air flow to be regulated and therefore pressure levels to be kept in check. If pressure in the system rises unexpectedly, the air in the expansion vessel will be compressed. Without such a tank, the added pressure in a heating system will strain existing storage units and pipes and can ultimately lead to a burst.
To find out more about the products that we provide at Pump Sales Direct, download the data sheet on the product page. If you would like to find out whether the MB is suitable for your system, then by all means get in touch with one of our staff and we can discuss your options.