CircuitSolver Union Thermal Disinfection (CSUTD-D)
The CircuitSolver® Union Thermal Disinfection Dual Balancing valve (CSUTD-D) is a thermostatic valve that combines automatic balancing and high-temperature flush capabilities utilized for thermal bacteria disinfection in domestic hot water systems (DHWS).
Factory set to your specified temperature requirements, the CSUTD-D is the ideal balancing solution for dynamic systems employing thermal disinfection to protect against Legionella growth.
How It Works:
The CircuitSolver® line of thermostatic balancing valves automatically and continuously adjust flow through a domestic hot water recirculation system to maintain the specified temperature at the end of the branch/riser.
The CSUTD-D thermal balancing valve uses two thermal actuators to control water flow through a branch/riser. During normal conditions of a DHWS, the first (low temperature) actuator balances the system. When the water temperature in the branch reaches the set-point of the low-temperature actuator, the valve modulates to its closed* position to keep the hot water at the fixtures and force the water from the water heater onto the other branches maintaining a constantly balanced system.
The low-temperature actuator will reopen during the thermal disinfection process, allowing the high-temperature water to flow through the branch again. When the water temperature reaches the set-point of the second high-temperature actuator, the CircuitSolver® will modulate to its closed* position again to keep the high-temperature water at the fixtures for disinfection.
The CircuitSolver® Thermal Disinfection valve is tamper-proof and operates at the ideal line temperature for standard balancing while allowing higher temperatures during disinfection processes. It is the ideal solution for a maintenance-free high-temperature flush.
*Note: The valve will never fully close, always allowing a small bypass of flow to the return to avoid dead-heading the recirculation pump.
The CSUTD-D valve is comprised of 100% stainless-steel components, a high-quality O-ring, and an optional check valve.
For typical specifications and installation/maintenance instructions, visit the Typical Specs + IMI Steps page.
|1||Valve Body w/ Union Threads||303 SS|
|2||Insert – CircuitSolver||303 SS|
|5||Thermal Actuator||303 SS|
|7||Union Nut||303 SS|
|9||Check Valve (Optional)||Glass Filled Noryl|
|10||Insert – Female Threaded||303 SS|
The CircuitSolver Thermal Disinfection valve can be used in any building with a domestic hot water recirculation system to keep fixtures supplied with hot water while also allowing high-temperature flushing procedures to be performed to protect against Legionella bacteria growth. Used in commercial buildings of all sizes and DHWS’ with varying complexity, installations often include hospitals, schools, hotels, high-rise buildings, 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
- Allows for thermal disinfection flushing of the DHWR system to protect against Legionella growth
- 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
Simply stated, CircuitSolver®s are easy to install and works very well with no issues to date. They’re efficient and take the time typically required to manually balance systems at the end of the project out of the equation.