HOW IT WORKS

How it Works

The thermal actuator inside Circuit Solver modulates the valve between open and closed in response to changing water temperature caused by heat loss, water demand, or any other reason. 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 is constructed entirely of stainless steel, and is certified to NSF/ANSI 61 and Section 116875 of the California Health & Safety Code.

Recirculation Pump Size Selection

For recirculation pump sizing, Circuit Solver allows the pump(s) to be sized exactly without any need to oversize to account for typical manual balancing problems. ThermOmegaTech recommends using established industry standard pump sizing procedures. For example, the ASPE Design Handbook and ASHRAE Handbook both have established methods for recirculation pump sizing. To aid in calculating the pressure loss across the Circuit Solver valve, refer to the following guidelines, Circuit Solver Design Guide.

Benefits

  • NSF/ANSI 61 Certified
  • Zero Lead Content┬áCertified
  • Fully compliant with Section 1417(d) of SDWA, the Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Supports efforts toward LEED Certification
  • Industry leading 3 year warranty
  • Ensures hot water is rapidly delivered to all faucets
  • Eliminates the need to manually balance the domestic hot water system
  • Eliminates the need to oversize recirculation pumps
  • Minimizes velocity induced erosion of pipes, valves, fittings
  • Reduces installation and maintenance costs
  • Promotes effective water conservation

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Circuit Solver Balancing Valve

 

An example installation with JL Uhrich and Co. and The Berks Center for Digestive Health.