Glow-worm SK2674 Ultimate & Spacesaver Thermocouple
This Glow-worm Thermocouple is fitted to the older range of boilers to ensure the boiler is switched off in the event of a pilot flame failure. This thermocouple when heated generates a small electrical current that is then sent down to the gas valve to hold in the pilot solenoid on the gas valve allowing the user to let go of the knob. If the pilot light goes out for any reason the thermocouple cools down and the pilot solenoid drops out due to the electrical current diminishing which in turn switches of the gas to the main burner.
The term OEM is an abbreviation of Original Equipment Manufacturer, this means the OEM made the part and sold it on to the boiler manufacturer to fit into their boilers.
For example, Rolls Royce makes aeroplane engines and sell them to Boeing and AirBus who then sell their planes to companies like British Airways & Virgin Atlantic. If British Airways went to Rolls Royce to buy a new engine they would be buying an OEM engine because they were not buying it from Boeing or Airbus. The engine is still a brand new original part but is purchased from the OEM.
All parts sold by AK Gas Appliance & Spares Ltd are brand new, they are not used or reconditioned in any way. When buying from us you can rest assured your product is CE Approved and comes with a 1 Year Warranty.