TMV and RPZ Valves
Artius PP specialises in the nationwide supply, installation and testing of backflow prevention valves, or Reduced Pressure Zone valves (RPZ valves), and Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMV).
Reduced Pressure Zone Valves
Reduced Pressure Zone Valves prevent industrial waste water backflowing into the mains water supply due to the difference in pressure between the two.
When consumers turn their taps on, they expect “safe drinking water” to be immediately available, pure and plentiful. They assume the water is safe simply because they have not been warned otherwise. Safe drinking water is regulated by the DETR, and as a professional body the water utility is responsible for ensuring overall protection of safe drinking water in all foreseeable circumstances.
However, despite strict regulations, extremely dangerous situations continue to occur when backflow contaminants are inadvertently allowed to enter our safe drinking water supplies. It is a criminal offense to contaminate the water supply.
Thermostatic Mixing Valves
Thermostatic Mixing Valves are designed to blend hot water with cold water to ensure a constant, safe outlet temperature. Controlling water temperature is critical to avoid scalding, thermal shock, and Legionella growth.
Dangers of Hot Water
Every year, thousands of people suffer injury or become ill as the result of water stored or used at inappropriate temperatures,leading to the potential for:
- Serious thermal shock and scalding injuries suffered in bathtubs, sinks, and showers
- Illness caused by water-borne bacteria such as Legionella
Using a fully qualified and accredited installer means you will comply with the Water Supply(Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.