The Quiet Mark is an international stamp of approval from the UK Noise Abatement Society, recognising technology that has been designed to reduce noise. Ever since noise was identified as a legal nuisance in 1960, designers, planners and inventors have had to build acceptable noise levels into their calculations.
Unwanted noise isn’t only about volume levels – tone and individual perception also play a part in defining sound quality. Salamander’s research and development team in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear use the very latest pump technology to constantly refine the sound performance as a key element of the company’s entire product development programme.
The Company believes that the award of Quiet Mark to its HomeBoost pump is an official endorsement that it is one of the quietest products in its category.
Launched in 2012, HomeBoost can be fitted directly onto the incoming mains water supply to increase water flow up to a constant 12 litres per minute, compliant with the latest water fitting regulations. “It’s a very clever product,” says Gareth Richards, Salamander’s Technical Director, “and that’s why there are patents pending to protect our technology.”
“The pump senses variations in incoming water pressure and only works when the water pressure falls below 12 litres per minute. It reverts to standby mode when the mains pressure is good enough, making it a very economical solution for an increasing number of UK households experiencing water pressure problems,” adds Gareth.