Products to help keep us scald free - an overview
A thermostatic tap is for home or commercial use and regulates the temperature of the water it releases.
These taps maintain a constant ratio between cold water and hot water in order to keep the total temperature the same. They are used both for convenience and as a safety device.
The tap can be adjusted to release colder or hotter water, but once the balance has been adjusted the thermostatic tap ensures that the water temperature will remain at that specified temperature.
Taps & Showers
Special designs of taps and showers have been developed to ensure the shower mixer control or the tap body stays cool, avoiding the possibility of the user accidentally touching a hot spot.
An innovative design feature, cool touch ensures that the hot water supply is protected and that chrome bar remains cool to the touch, reducing the chance of scalding.
This design is essential in commercial and medical situations. It is also great for use in the family home where children and older people are the most susceptible to hot water hazards in the bathroom and kitchen.
Instantaneous Thermostatic Electric Showers
Thermostatic Mixing Valves
TMVs (thermostatic mixing valves) accurately control water temperatures for bathing, showering and hand-washing. They maintain pre-set temperatures - even if water pressure varies when other appliances are used. TMVs can be fitted under baths and basins, be part of shower fittings, or as a feature of exposed hot and cold water mixers.
TMVs help to prevent scalding, which can cause very serious and even fatal injuries. Every year around 20 people die as a result of scalds caused by hot bath water and a further 570 suffer serious scald injuries.
Installation of TMVs is recommended in hospitals, care homes and schools.
A thermostatic shower gives the optimum control of showering temperature and is the safest type of shower.
It automatically and quickly adjusts to any fluctuation in either pressure or temperature of the incoming hot and cold water to provide a shower of constant temperature.
The maximum showering temperature is usually set at the factory at 43C but there is usually an override button.
Thermostatic showers may be manually operated or digital.
Thermostatic instantaneous electric showers are available with push button or dial up presets for added comfort and safety of the user. And ‘phased shut down’ models are as safe as you can get ensuring that the next user doesn’t get a surprise from any remaining hot water.