CircuitSolver: A Temperature Solution to a Temperature Problem
CircuitSolver® is a brand of ThermOmegaTech®, a leader in designing and manufacturing self-actuating thermostatic temperature control technology. ThermOmegaTech has successfully implemented its thermal actuator technology to precisely monitor and control fluid based on temperature in dozens of applications. CircuitSolver can be used in any DHWS but is most often specified in hotels, hospitals, schools, high-rise, and multi-family buildings.
“CircuitSolver® thermostatic balancing valves have been installed into thousands of domestic hot water recirculation systems since their introduction to the market in 2012, celebrating over 10 years of active use in the plumbing and construction industry,” explains Director of Sales for Commercial Plumbing, Tom Ruggierio.
How They Changed the Plumbing Game
Using their patented paraffin wax actuator, CircuitSolver® continuously monitors the water temperature and automatically adjusts flow as conditions change to send hot water where needed to accommodate demand variations.
Requiring no power source, CircuitSolver® valves balance a system based solely on temperature instead of pressure or flow. Installed at the end of each branch or riser before the return, the valve’s internal wax actuator will expand or contract based on the water temperature, causing the valve to open or close to meet the desired system temperature and provide the proper flow.
During the initial start-up of a hot water recirculation system, the valve is wide open and will gradually close once the system temperature requirements are met. The valve remains in its closed position to keep hot water in the line, opening as needed when the water temperature drops below the valve’s set point.
This allows a system to be initially balanced in hours, not days, and to stay balanced even as conditions change. To prevent deadheading the recirculation pump, the valve never fully closes, always allowing a small bypass of flow to the return.
For years, balancing a Domestic Hot Water System has used the time and energy of many contractors manually balancing and rebalancing to achieve the required flow needed to obtain the same temperature in each branch.
“With CircuitSolver, these efforts are a thing of the past,” Ruggierio says. “The precision and accuracy of CircuitSolver® places it light years ahead of manual balancing valves by eliminating the struggles of balancing and rebalancing. For years, contractors and engineers have witnessed the ease of using CircuitSolver in their projects.”
Simplify Balancing and Eliminate Headaches
CircuitSolver® can be used in buildings of varying complexity to maintain a thermally balanced system and have hot water readily available at each fixture. Typical installations include hotels, hospitals, universities, high-rises, and multi-family apartment buildings.
All CircuitSolver® valves are designed and manufactured at the ThermOmegaTech® manufacturing facility in Warminster, PA, and comply with the “Buy American Act.”
These balancing valves are available in many configurations to accommodate your designs’ needs, including integrated unions and check valves, ball valves, thermometers, strainers, and with ProPress® or ProPex connections. They also offer a thermal disinfection dual balancing valve for systems that exercise thermal disinfection processes to prevent Legionella and other bacterial growth.
If you can spec it, you can use CircuitSolver. Eliminate wasted time, energy, and money, and leave manual and fixed flow balancing in the past!