Tap Features & Flow Rates

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Franke Tap Flow Rates

With a variety of style, size and finish options to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice, though don't forget that the water pressure in your home will affect your decision.

A plumber or retailer should be able to help you discover which pressure system you have so you can find the right tap for your needs.

Tap flow rates explained

Before choosing your Franke tap it is essential to check whether you have a high or low pressure water system.

If your property has a low pressure water system you will need to check the flow rating of the taps before you make a purchase. If you install a tap with a low flow rating into a low pressure water system you may be disappointed with the flow of water from your tap. In these instances it will be difficult to achieve a suitable mixed flow of water through the tap as the cold mains water is delivered at a higher pressure and will overpower the weaker hot water pressure.

If you have a high pressure system in your home, such as a combi-boiler or pumped system, you should be able to choose from the full range of taps in our range. We strongly recommend that your plumber or installer checks the water pressure in your home before making a purchase.

Franke Tap Flow Limiters

Tap flow limiters

Following the recent legislation introduced for new build properties and standards introduced, we now have the facility to limit the flow rate on certain taps to a maximum of 3 litres per minute. This can be done by fitting a special type of Perlator.

However, dependant on the tap and because of the restriction introduced, invariably this would then require to have non-return valves fitted to avoid any potential back-siphonage, from the dominant cold feed.

There are two types of Flow Limiters available, one with a female thread (Pack 1) and one with a male thread (pack 2), with both being available in Chrome and SilkSteel finishes, as follows:

Item: Pack 1  Finish: Chrome
Contents:
Flow Limiter with set of 2 (H&C) flexible tails with non-return valves
FUN Number:
133.0082.416

Item: Pack 1  Finish: SilkSteel
Contents:
Flow Limiter with set of 2 (H&C) flexible tails with non-return valves
FUN Number:
133.0082.426

Item: Pack 2  Finish: Chrome
Contents:
Flow Limiter with set of 2 (H&C) flexible tails with non-return valves
FUN Number:
133.0082.427

Item: Pack 2  Finish: SilkSteel
Contents:
Flow Limiter with set of 2 (H&C) flexible tails with non-return valves
FUN Number:
133.0082.428

These packs are available to purchase from either of our service agents:
Central Services or South Services.

The two types of Flow Limiter will fit the following models of tap:

Pack 1: Female Thread
Olympus
Davos ‘J’
Eiger
Fuji
Moselle
Rotaflow
Basel
Bridge
Bridge Lever
Belfast
Rigi
Muri
Athena

Pack 2: Male Thread
Danube
Zurich
Davos
Top Lever
Bern
Sinos
Forza