Safety Alert 026 provides guidance to Gas Safe registered businesses/engineers about a product modification to the internal condensate pipe on certain obsolete Vokèra boilers.
Following sporadic instances where the condense pipe has corroded on what are now obsolete appliances, Vokèra Ltd. have decided to implement a modification to this component.
Affected Vokera Component
Instances of these failures are considered low, relative to the number of appliances produced.
The component is in a critical position within the appliance, and so for this reason, Riello (Vokèra), having undertaken extensive testing, have decided to make a material change to the component.
The original condense pipe, was manufactured from aluminium whereas the new, modified pipe is manufactured from polypropylene (PP). As a result of this modification, the existing part codes have become obsolete and replaced by the following new codes:
To ensure the safe continuous operation of the appliance, it is essential to carry out a visual examination of the ‘condense’ pipe, whenever you are required to service or repair any of the appliances identified in the above table.