thermostatic mixing valves testing
Thermostatic mixing valves are important if we like our hot water to be maintained at a safe temperature.
A thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) is a valve that blends hot water with cold water to ensure constant, safe shower and bath outlet temperatures, preventing scalding.
The storage of water at high temperature removes one possible breeding ground for Legionella; the use of a thermostat, rather than a static mixing valve, provides increased safety against scalding, and increased user comfort, because the hot-water temperature remains constant.
Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions specialise in thermostatic mixing valve testing, to ensure your water is delivered at the required temperature.
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It is important to maintain hot water storage at temperatures above 60°C. This is to prevent the growth of bacteria, particularly that which causes Legionnaires Disease.
Water at a temperature of 55°C takes 17 seconds to cause a second-degree burn, with no long-term damage. Now, increase the temperature by only 5°C to 60°C, and it takes a mere 5 seconds of exposure to cause a scalding third degree burn.
We will install TMV that allows the tempering and control of hot water to each outlet to a safe and comfortable level. While maintaining a hot water supply that is free of harmful bacteria, Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions install and configure valves.
Australian Standards will be prioritized and can incorporate their servicing as part of an ongoing maintenance schedule.
Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions carry out Thermostatic Mixing Valve testing, install and service thousands of TMV’s for various contracts throughout Adelaide and South Australia.
TMV’s automatically calculate the input flows of hot and cold water to ensure an output with a constant temperature.
Australian legislation AS3500 has enabled the safe delivery of hot water for ablutionary outlets in all buildings.
This legislation requires hot water to be delivered to sanitary fixtures at a temp of no more than 50°C in domestic applications and 45°C in applications such as:
- Childcare Centres
- Nursing Homes
TMV’s are a purpose-built solution for the delivery of controlled temperature hot water for ablutionary purposes and are required to be installed and serviced in accordance with the national plumbing and drainage code AS3500.
TMV’s require servicing and maintenance at intervals no greater than 12 months under the current legislation, contact Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions who can provide a comprehensive service schedule for all your TMV requirements.
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