CircuitSolver Union Assembly (CSUA)
CircuitSolver® valves balance a domestic hot water recirculation system in a fraction of the time and dynamically modulate flow to sustain a set water temperature by automatically balancing the system as conditions continually change.
The CircuitSolver® Union Assembly (CSUA) features a union with an optional check valve built into the body of the CircuitSolver® and isolation ball valves on either side to reduce the number of system components installed and minimize potential leak points. The CSUA valve has an integrated O-ring in the union and is factory assembled for a leak-free seal.
These thermostatic valves eliminate the need for costly labor, repeated callbacks, and manual “guesstimate” calculations of system projected usage. Instead, you have a dynamic solution that responds to the needs of the building and constantly modulates flow to maintain a set temperature.
How It Works:
The CircuitSolver® Union Assembly valve is installed in a domestic hot water system just before the return at the end of each branch or riser. The valve uses our unique Thermoloid wax thermal actuator to modulate between open and closed in response to temperature changes to maintain a specified temperature in each line.
The valve will be in its closed* position when the water temperature in the supply branch is above the valve’s set-point and only open, establishing flow when it drops below the set-point. This automatic response to temperature allows the balancing valve to dynamically adjust to the varied usage rates in a domestic hot water system (DHWS) throughout the day.
*Note: The valve will never fully close, allowing a small flow bypass to the return to avoid dead-heading the recirculation pump. The limited flow to your return line will reduce system wear, electricity, and water usage and improve overall system operation.
The CircuitSolver Union Assembly valve comprises 100% stainless-steel components, a high-quality O-ring, two isolation ball valves, and an optional check valve.
|1||Valve Body w/ Union Threads||303 stainless steel|
|2||Union Nut||303 stainless steel|
|3||Female Threaded Inset||303 stainless steel|
|4||Plug||303 stainless steel|
|5||Operating Spring||302 stainless steel|
|6||Thermal Actuator||303 stainless steel|
|8||Check Valve (Optional)||Glass Filled Noryl|
|9||Ball Valve, ½” MxF||Brass Lead-Free|
The CircuitSolver® Union Assembly can be used in any building with a domestic hot water recirculation system to ensure it’s thermally balanced and have hot water readily available at each fixture. Used in commercial buildings of all sizes and DHWS’ with varying complexity, installations often include hospitals, schools, hotels, high-rises, and multi-family apartment buildings.
To see CircuitSolver® installations in your area, visit our installations page.
CircuitSolver® thermostatic balancing valves can also balance the return flow between the master mixing valve and the water heater. To learn more about this application, go to the Balancing a DHWS Return with CircuitSolver page.
- Automatically and continuously adjusts to balance domestic hot water systems
- Eliminates balancing labor and callbacks
- Direct replacement for manual balancing valves
- Reliable, long lasting thermal actuators
- Long service life and 3-year warranty
- NSF/ANSI 61 and Zero Lead Content Certified
- Fully compliant with Section 1417(d) of SDWA, the Safe Drinking Water Act
- Supports efforts toward LEED Certification
- Complies with the Buy American Act
- Sizes: 1/2″, 3/4″ & 1″
- Fixed Temperatures: 100°F (37.7°C), 105°F (40.5°C), 110°F (43.3°C), 115°F (46.1°C), 120°F (48.8°C), 125°F (51.6°C), 130°F (54.4°C), 135°F (57.2°C), 140°F (60.0°C)
- Max working Pressure: 200 PSIG/14 BAR
- Max Working Temperature: 250°F/121°C
We had a very complicated apartment restoration involving 47 risers. CircuitSolver® saved a lot of time, installed easily, used smaller recirculation pumps to save energy & wear and continues performing well.