Drain Tempering Valve (DTV)
Drain water from commercial equipment exceeding 140°F (60°C) can be costly – leading to failed inspections, fines, business interruptions, or injury and damage to personnel and equipment.
ThermOmegaTech’s Drain Tempering Valve (DTV) tempers excessively hot drain water to comply with international plumbing code temperature regulations. Thermostatic and completely self-operating, the DTV is plug-and-play, giving you one less thing to worry about.
How It Works:
The DTV tempering valve is installed into the drain line such that the hot effluent passes over the thermal actuator of the DTV, which controls the cold water inlet port. If the hot effluent is above the specified set-point of the valve, the DTV opens to allow cold water injection. As the hot effluent cools, the DTV automatically modulates to reduce the cold-water inlet flow. At 10°F below the full open temperature, the cold-water inlet is fully closed to conserve water.
Since the DTV is open only when the effluent exceeds the specified set-point temperature, it conserves water by automatically turning off cold water when not needed. Available in ½”, ¾”, and 1” sizes in brass or stainless steel, the DTV provides a convenient, economical, and easy-to-use method of tempering hot effluent flows.
You will need to calculate the flow rate to help you choose the correct size valve for your application. Check out the DTV FLOW CALCULATOR for assistance.
|1||Valve Body||Brass or 300 series stainless steel|
|2||Thermal Actuator||300 series stainless steel|
|3||Operating Spring||300 series stainless steel|
|4||Ram-Type Plug||300 series stainless steel|
|6||Piston||300 series stainless steel|
The DTV is used in applications where a high-temperature discharge flow from commercial equipment must be tempered with cold water before entering a public drain or sewer system. Applications include humidifier discharge to sewer or drain, commercial dishwashers or ware washers, boiler blowdown drain lines, and autoclave discharge.
For DTV installations, most local plumbing codes will require the installation of a check valve or backflow preventer to isolate the drain line from the potable water. A water hammer arrestor must be installed between the DTV and the check valve/backflow preventer if a check valve or backflow preventer is used. Failure to do so may cause permanent damage to the DTV and void the warranty. ThermOmegaTech offers an optional water hammer arrestor and backflow preventers to make life easier. Contact us or your local representative for more information on these products.
- Compliant with drain temperature limitations of plumbing codes
- Prevents damage to PVC piping due to over-temperature conditions
- Completely mechanical, self-operating drain tempering
- Minimizes water waste
- Easy to install
- Adaptable to almost any drain size
- Sizes include 1/2″, 3/4″, & 1″
- Available in stainless steel or brass
- Rugged, clog-resistant valve design
- Install using standard pipe fittings and tools
- Operates in any orientation
- Modulates to conserve cooling water
USC Villages Student Housing - By using CircuitSolver®valves, we saved time and money by not having to balance the system or make any adjustments. It made the process much easier and smoother. Richard Parker Plumbing Contractor at Pan-Pacific Mechanical in Fountain Valley, CA
I would tell any contractor, building engineer, and mechanical engineer if you are looking at CircuitSolver®, it is simple, it is easy to use, and it works right from the get-go. Chris Watts Plumbing Service Manager at Braconier in Denver, CO
We’ve used CircuitSolver®s exclusively now for several years in every application we can. Simply stated, the product is easy to install and works very well with no issues to date. Christopher Meurer Plumbing Operations Manager at J.C. Cannistraro, LLC in Boston, MA
CircuitSolver®, being that it is an automatic balancing valve, just makes the job of balancing an intricate hot water system that much easier. David Texter Plumbing Engineer at Browne Engineering in Cincinnati, OH
Simply stated, CircuitSolver® valves are easy to install and work 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. Christopher Meurer Plumbing Operations Manager at J.C. Cannistraro, LLC in Boston, MA
CircuitSolver® is a great product. The valves automatically adjust to changing temperatures and pressure drops unlike manual and automatic balancing valves. Plumbing Contractor Production Plus Plumbing in Vista, CA
Before CircuitSolver®, we would have wait times between 5-7 minutes for hot water on the higher floors. Since we have installed CircuitSolver® valves, we are getting hot water when we need it and have not had a single complaint. Robert Schrieber Maintenance Manager at Embassy Suites in Brunswick, GA
When we install CircuitSolver® valves, it corrects the client’s hot water circulation problems, and everything operates as it’s designed. We are going to keep installing them. Jason Putnam Project Manager at Douglas ORR Plumbing in Miami Springs, FL
I haven’t come across another product like CircuitSolver®. Once you install the valves you never have to adjust them, unlike manual balancing valves where you have to balance every single valve you install. Richard Parker Plumbing Contractor at Pan-Pacific Mechanical in Fountain Valley, CA
I try to have CircuitSolver® specified on as many jobs as possible due to the simplicity of it. Eric McTee Plumbing Designer at ME Engineering in Golden, CO
It usually takes 2-3 plumbers, 2-3 days to balance a system of this size, but by using CircuitSolver® this process was done instantly. Huge savings in terms of time and effort typically devoted to the balancing process. Stephan Thompson Plumbing Contractor at E.M. Duggan Inc. in Canton, MA
CircuitSolver® makes the initial startup so easy. When we turned it on, the valves balanced the whole system without us having to make any adjustments. We never have any issues when installing them in our projects. Plumbing Contractor Production Plus Plumbing in Vista, CA
The University of South Florida - On startup of this install, the system automatically balanced itself in under 3 hours, all without manual labor thanks to CircuitSolver®. The plumbers actually went out a did another job, went to breakfast, and when they came back, the system was balanced. Mike Bishop V.P. of Engineering at RGD Consulting Engineers in Jupiter, FL
The Da Vinci Project - By using CircuitSolver® balancing valves, we were able to save both time and money. The start-up process was much faster by not having to manually adjust each valve. After installation, the system balanced itself and required no maintenance. Arturo Hernandez GJM Engineering in Los Angeles, CA
Right after the installation the general manager went around the building and there was a noticeable difference with quick delivery of hot water. Andy Crossland Principal Mechanical Engineer at Crossland Engineering LLC in Honolulu, HI
What an awesome little device these guys make. It’s a no-brainer. Andy Crossland Principal Mechanical Engineer at Crossland Engineering LLC in Honolulu, HI
By eliminating the conventional method of using fixed flow balancing valves and installing CircuitSolver® valves instead we were able to resolve our lack of hot water in some sectors of the hospital issue instantly. André Renaud Building Consultant at Mental Health University Institute of Quebec
Rittenhouse Hill Apartments - 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. Ron Miller President at Adelphia Plumbing in Philadelphia, PA
Using CircuitSolver® makes balancing the system so easy. The valves automatically adjust themselves, so you don’t have to check each valve once installed, and there are never any callbacks for issues. Arturo Hernandez GJM Engineering in Los Angeles, CA
CircuitSolver® was able to automatically balance the system when engineers could not. Mark Wilmink MarkCo Plumbing in Florence, KY
It was taking over a minute and a half to get hot water, and now it’s down to 15-20 seconds…also a huge conservation of water…it was a fairly simply retrofit. Robert Albanese Owners Representative for The Austonian in Austin, TX
CircuitSolver® valves are efficient and take the time typically required to manually balance systems at the end of the project out of the equation. We have started up systems in the afternoon to come in the next morning to find hot water perfectly balanced throughout all risers and zones. Christopher Meurer Plumbing Operations Manager at J.C. Cannistraro, LLC in Boston, MA
CircuitSolver® makes balancing the system so easy. We don’t have to manually set each line or make any adjustments. We have had absolutely no balancing issues since we started up the system. Richard Parker Plumbing Contractor at Pan-Pacific Mechanical in Fountain Valley, CA
The advantages of the system are an efficiently balanced system, saving time testing and balancing the system, lower utility bills and reduced water usage. Luke Holding Project Engineer at The Beck Group in Dallas, TX