Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMVs) are a mechanism for ensuring water temperature safety. They blend hot and cold water for showers and bath outlets to create a constant and regulated water temperature, and therefore prevent scolding in the event of too much hot water, or thermal shock in the event of too much cold water.
A domestic hot water supply is typically around 60?C, and this temperature is sufficient to kill off the growth of harmful bacteria such as the Legionella Bacteria. A supply of higher temperature water is required for kitchen, washing and general household purposes, but a person can be scolded at 60?C, so the water needs to be mixed with cold water to produce a mix that is safe and comfortable to use, and is around 40?C.
TMVs need to be robust to withstand constant everyday use and provide temperature control that is accurate and reliable, and the valves that Water Hygiene Services work with are designed and tested to ensure this. There are also important safety features in our products, for example, the valve mechanisms shut down if either of the water supplies fail, ie. to prevent scolding if the cold water supply fails and to prevent thermal shock if the hot water supply fails.
Our TMVs are easy to install and safe and reliable to use, and we can instruct on basic maintenance procedures to ensure optimum performance of the TMVs and the sort of lifespan you would expect from such a quality product.
So contact Water Hygiene Services today and we can talk to you about your system requirements and recommend the right product for you.