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Case study: new built Compound villa’s

Water heating in New Capital, Egypt

In New Capital, Egypt, a villa compound project is under construction. The project will have 720 individual villas. Our distributor Trasco was requested to arrange the hot water requirements for this project.

The project

Each villa will have 4 showers, 2 guest bed rooms, 1 kitchen and 2 hand wash sinks. They selected a FCG 75 for each villa. This ProLine® High Recovery gas water heater is designed for reliable performance, reduced NOx emissions and has 80% thermal efficiency. It is a US made product, especially designed to deliver large amounts of hot water


The product | FCG Gas-fired water heater

Highest Recoveries

  • Capacity/input combinations up to 98 gallons/75,100 BTU’s produce recoveries up to 81 gallons per hour.

Fully Automatic Control System

  • Auto-reset gas shutoff device prevents excessive water temperature

Green Choice® Gas Burner

  • Patented eco-friendly burner design reduces NOx emissions by up to 33% and complies with Low-NOx emission requirements of less than 40 ng/J.

DynaClean™ Dip Tube

  • Helps reduce lime and sediment buildup, maximizes hot water output. Made from long-lasting PEX cross-linked polymer.

How it works

Gas water heaters heat water by burning either natural gas or LP (propane). Gas water heaters need a source of air and need to be vented properly. Cold water enters the water heater through an internal “dip tube” which forces the cold water to the bottom of the tank and pushes hot water out through the outlet connection on top. This arrangement provides the most hot water for a given tank size.

Most gas water heaters use a pilot light. The pilot light on some models also generates the power needed to operate an electronic gas valve. When cold water enters the tank, the temperature sensor on the gas control tells the main gas valve to open. Gas flows to the burner where it is lit by the pilot light. The air needed by the burner is supplied by the room where the water heater is installed. The exhaust gases are vented to the outside. When the proper temperature is reached, the main gas valve shuts off.

Because water can corrode the steel tank, we glass line the inside of the tank and install an anode rod to help reduce corrosion. The temperature and pressure relief valve is a safety device designed to open if the internal temperature or pressure of the tank exceeds certain limits. Water heaters should be large enough to provide adequate hot water even when temperatures are cold and household demand is greatest.



Project specs

compound villa’s, New Capital, Egypt

hot water for 720 individual villa’s

Local distributor:

Type of product:
Water heating

FCG Gas-fired water heater

Number of units: