ESS Tepid Water Heater
The ESS water heater is a packaged system designed to meet the requirements of ANSI Z358.1-2014 for tepid water delivery to an emergency safety shower or drench system. This heavy-duty water heater is constructed of a carbon steel tank and internally lined with 1/2″ thick Hydrastone cement to ensure tank longevity when operating at elevated temperatures. It is fully insulated with 3″ thick polyurethane foam to minimize standby heat loss.
This tepid water heater has a mixing valve designed, tested, and proven for use in emergency safety shower/face/eyewash applications. The entire package, including the mixing valve, is factory piped and mounted to the water heater to provide single-source responsibility.
The ESS Tepid Water Heater is designed to meet your emergency drench system needs by incorporating the following critical features:
- The carbon steel tank is internally lined with specially formulated hydrastone cement and does not require anodic protection. This lining is critical to the tank’s longevity when storing hot water at elevated temperatures.
- The Therm-O-Mix®/WWM thermostatic mixing valve is designed for emergency safety drench systems. It is factory piped and packaged with the water heater tank to simplify installation and ensure a safe and dependable system.
- The ESS has 3″ foam insulation which reduces standby heat losses by over 24% compared to 2″ insulated tanks.
- Unlike instantaneous heaters, the ESS’s ability to provide tepid water is unaffected by the loss of electric power. Furthermore, the dial temperature gauge provides the operator with positive visual verification that the unit is at temperature.
- Instant and continuous tepid water delivery to an emergency safety shower or face/eyewash station
- Thermostatic mixing valve designed specifically for emergency drench systems ensures a constant flow of tepid water
- Self-actuating mixing valve prohibits the delivery of overheated water to prevent scalding even when an accident causes a loss of electric power
- Reduces the risk of Legionella because water is stored at an elevated temperature
- Compliant with OSHA and ANSI tepid water standards
- Full five (5) year non-pro-rated tank warranty
- Heavy duty carbon steel tank
- Internally lined with 1/2″ thick Hydrastone cement to ensure tank longevity when operating at elevated temperatures
- Fully insulated with 3″ thick polyurethane foam to minimize standby heat loss
- Packaged System includes Therm-O-Mix®/WWM, all electrical operating controls, and a dial gauge
- The pressure sensing controller with a valve actuator on the Therm-O-Mix®/WWM includes a safety override feature that continuously senses the final mixed water temperature to keep the final water temperature from overheating
- Each valve is performance tested at the factory to ensure proper operation
The Therm-O-Mix®/WWM mixing valve incorporates a pressure sensing controller with a valve actuator that senses the water pressure on the hot and cold-water inlet connections. If hot water pressure is not present, the actuator overrides the mixing valve, and cold water flow is allowed. If no cold water pressure is available at the mixing valve inlet, the hot water port will close to prevent overheated water from exiting the mixing valve.
The valve also includes a safety override feature that continuously senses the final mixed water temperature. If the final water temperature is overheated, the valve automatically closes the hot water port and fully opens the cold water port. In any of these fault conditions, the ESS will continue to provide a full flow of water as per ANSI standards with no additional pressure drop.
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
CircuitSolver® was able to automatically balance the system when engineers could not. Mark Wilmink MarkCo Plumbing in Florence, KY
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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