Honeywell's heating and cooling appliance controls line of business and Elica are to collaborate on the development of a gas-air-train for residential gas boilers.

The GAT concept integrates a gas valve, mixing unit, negative mixing blower and burner manifold with heat exchanger door into one building block solution, allowing flexibility in the assembly of any domestic condensing boiler up to 40kW. It is also designed to reduce the risk of gas leakage with a one-piece aluminium body.

Honeywell has contributed with its latest gas valve pX42, while FIME, an Elica company, is completing a new development of the PX7000 blower.

“A high-profile team of engineers from both Honeywell and FIME is working very hard to meet the customer’s project schedule, according to which they want to have boilers ready for the 2014/5 heating season,” said Ian Wood, vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s heating and appliance control business. “Feedback from other major players shows that we are on the right track with our Honeywell/FIME gas-air-train.”

"Since FIME, an Elica Group company, and Honeywell play a leading role in fans and valves, our future cooperation can only bring benefits to our customers in terms of innovative design and technical support", added Luca Barboni, FIME fans and motors business director.