Viega’s Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve ensures a balanced domestic water recirculation system by dynamically changing with varying conditions, the company notes. The valve is a modification of a Viega product that has been used successfully in Europe for years, it adds. It helps keep water temperatures more uniform by adjusting flow with changes in temperature. The results are faster hot water delivery, minimized waste energy and water, and less stagnation and chance of contamination. Among the valve’s features, the company lists:
- Temperature can be set once and be maintained automatically. Settings can be changed easily, if needed;
- Can be installed on risers or branches;
- Remote monitoring with temperature sensor;
- Optional thermometer provides visual indication of valve setting;
- Threaded ends allow it to be used with Viega ProPress or Viega PureFlow fittings systems; and
- Includes bypass for thermal disinfection.
Additional accessories that can be used with the valve include a thermometer, drain valve and optional insulation sleeve.
“Viega is committed to providing hot water quickly and efficiently while improving water quality and the new Automatic Recirculation Balancing Valve is a significant step toward that goal,” says Paige Riddle, product manager, valves. “This valve offers more features than any other on the market while requiring minimum work on the part of designers, engineers, installers and building maintenance personnel.”