What are the Thermostatic Shower Mixer Valves?
A thermostatic shower mixer valve is a control valve that regulates or maintains the exact or set-point water temperature during the Shower. It protects against sudden changes in the water supply to the Shower by ensuring that if anyone flushes the toilet or opens the kitchen faucet, the temperature of the Shower remains constant. It directly responds to changes in output temperature by ensuring that the bather is not put in danger.
If the cold water supply fails, the Thermostatic Shower mixer valve will shut off the flow of hot water to prevent scalding. The underlying goal of this valve is to provide complete assurance and protection against sudden changes in the water’s predetermined temperature.
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What is the Cause?
Thermostatic Shower mixer valves are designed to blend hot water with cold water to ensure constant delivery of safe, temperature-controlled water to preventing scalding.
Thermostatic Shower is significant in healthcare situations, childcare centres, hospitals, and nursing homes. The valves in thermostatic showers are designed to shut off rapidly in the event of a hot or cold supply failure to prevent scalding or thermal shock. Hence, blended water is required for all Shower, bath, and basin fixtures.
As most of the above business centres would have a commercial kitchen and laundry, it is essential that these fixtures deliver hot water at a minimum of 70c as this removes one possible breeding ground for Legionella Disease. In order for this to occur, Thermostatic Shower Mixer Valves are installed to service the shower, bath, and basin fixtures only as clients/patients should not have access to the kitchen or laundry.
We are considered experts in Thermostatic Mixing Valves Testing and can conduct a thorough investigation of your property to advise whether you comply with current Government regulations.
Did you know that Thermostatic Shower Valves by law must be serviced, tested, and certified annually?
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