Alpha 1.011846 CD Gas Valve
This Alpha Gas Valve 1.011846 is fitted to the boiler to ensure that gas is delivered to the burner safely.
This Alpha Gas Valve is a modulating type of gas valve, it only sends the required amount of gas to the burner and this depends on what type of demand is placed upon the boiler. If the boiler is starting from cold and is trying to reach a pre-set ambient air temperature of say 20C and the ambient temperature at start up is 14C the gas sent from this gas valve to the burner will be at maximum. As the ambient temperature rises within the property the gas required is reduced hence making the boiler as efficient as possible.
Engineers use a quality leak detection fluid when fitting Alpha Gas Valves to ensure there are no gas leaks left after the work is completed. We may have displayed a quality leak detection spray below for you to purchase if required.
The term OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer" this part is an original part and was bought from the Original manufacturer of the part.
What does that really meanr a boiler manufacturer such as Wocester Bosch, Baxi, Glowworm etc.
Below is an example:
Gas Valves on most British Gas Boilers are made by Honeywell, Sit, White Rogers etc. This means that these manufacturers are the OEM for the Boiler Manufacturers, so as long as the original part is purchased (Honeywell, Sit, White Rogers) from the OEM it can be sold as an original OEM product.
OEM parts are also referred to as After Market Parts.