Press Release Summary:
Designed for domestic hot water systems, Circuit Solver™ responds to changing water temperature and automatically changes flow to keep hot water temperatures evenly distributed. Valve minimizes heat-loss by reducing fluctuations in average temperature and flow rate, and lowers flow in hot water return lines, minimizing erosion-corrosion problems caused by excessive velocity. Constructed of all stainless steel, Circuit Solver complies with California AB1953 and meets NSF-61 standards.
Original Press Release:
Therm-Omega-Tech Introduces Circuit Solver(TM) Valve for Domestic Hot Water Systems
Valve Delivers Rapid Hot Water and Savings
WARMINSTER, Pa. -- Therm-Omega-Tech, the global leader in the design and manufacture of self-actuating temperature control valves, announced today the launch of its new Circuit Solver(TM) valve for domestic hot water systems. The company extensively researched the problem of hot water not being rapidly delivered to all parts of a building and utilized its self-actuating temperature control valve technology to solve it. The result is simple, an elegant piece of equipment that is easy to install and maintain, saving time, money, and energy.
"We are thrilled to announce Circuit Solver after hearing what trouble it can be to get hot water instantly to all parts of many buildings," said James Logue Jr., President and CEO of Therm-Omega-Tech. "We have been developing valves to control the temperature and flow of water in many settings over the past 27 years. When we recognized this problem in the plumbing industry, we knew that we could develop a simple 'silver bullet' valve that would change the way engineers solved domestic hot water system problems. It is no longer necessary to install manual balancing valves and spend lots of time and money installing and maintaining them. Instead, Circuit Solver responds to changing water temperature and automatically changes flow to keep domestic hot water temperatures evenly distributed."
Water flows to the path of least resistance and many buildings require multiple branches off the hot water supply line. Since hot water use is dynamic, the path of least resistance is constantly changing and manual balancing valves cannot properly resolve these issues. Circuit Solver fixes this problem when installed on the end of each supply branch. Additionally, it eliminates the need for oversized recirculating pumps, minimizes heat-loss by reducing fluctuations in average temperature and flow rate, and lowers flow in hot water return lines minimizing erosion-corrosion problems caused by excessive velocity. The result is a dramatic reduction in water waste, energy savings, and greatly improves comfort and satisfaction from all users of the domestic hot water system.
When entering water temperature is below Circuit Solver's set point, the thermal actuator will begin to open the valve to establish a flow rate that will achieve set point. If the water temperature exceeds the set point, the valve will begin to throttle back to find the current equilibrium point. Continuously operating at the optimum temperature minimizes system heat-loss thereby saving energy. This constant, automatic response to water temperature enables each hot water branch to quickly and consistently deliver the right temperature of hot water to each connected fixture. The valve, which is constructed of all stainless steel, complies with California AB1953, and meets NSF-61 standards.
"After we installed Circuit Solver, we saw nearly 50% reduction in the time it took for the enhanced hot water delivery to reach the plumbing fixtures," stated Bob Albanese, Construction Manager representing the Austonian. "It was simple to install and looks like it will be even easier to maintain. Our residents are quite pleased with the enhancements we've made to our system."
Circuit Solver is currently available for sale. More information is available at www.CircuitSolver.com. Appointments with engineers from Therm-Omega-Tech can also be made through the website to determine if Circuit Solver is the right solution for any hot water distribution challenge.
Therm-Omega-Tech has over two decades of experience in the design and manufacture of valves for freeze and scald protection, mixing and diverting, steam traps, ambient temperature control, surface sensing applications, and custom designed valves. The company's valves protect billions of dollars of rail equipment each year, and can be found in hotels and condominiums, commercial dishwashers, boiler systems, commercial laundries, safety showers and eyewash stations, thermal solar panels, and more. Therm-Omega-Tech's valves are all environmentally friendly, and no outside power source is needed to activate them.
Founded in 1983, Therm-Omega-Tech is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of the most advanced, reliable, and compact self-actuated valves for temperature control. The company holds over 25 patents for the design and manufacturing of valves for freeze control, scald protection, and tepid water mixing in the rail, manufacturing, processing, healthcare, hospitality, and building industries, to name a few. All Therm-Omega-Tech products are made in the United States of America. More details are available at www.ThermOmegaTech.com .