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Thermostatic Mixing Valve (TMV) Installations

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TMV (Thermostatic Mixing Valve) Installations

About Our TMV Services

Thermostatic Mixing Valve (TMV) installations play a crucial role in safely mixing hot and cold water. Our expert TMV solutions create an ideal water temperature for use in certain spaces where people need to bathe or wash. 

For example, we serve clients in health and social care facilities. In particular, sectors such as hospitals, care homes, and schools.

Pipe Testing Services has established itself as a leader in the water treatment industry, renowned for high-quality water hygiene services. We offer a range of services, including comprehensive TMV installations, servicing, and maintenance for various environments. Specifically, healthcare and education facilities.

How TMVs Work

With a TMV installation, we mix the right quantities of hot and cold water to produce a stream of pre-set temperature water, typically between 39°C and 43°C. TMVs have a failsafe mechanism that automatically shuts off the valve when supplies fail, effectively preventing exposure to hazardous hot water.

    The Importance of TMV Installations

    TMVs are vital for public water systems, significantly reducing the risk of injury. Shockingly, the U.K. records almost 600 scalding injuries annually, 75% affecting children under 5. Beneficially, our installations protect vulnerable groups – in particular; children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

    Essentials of TMV Installation

    Every facility may have unique requirements, requiring a specific type of valve. Rest assured, we are equipped to handle any unique TMV installation, regardless of intricacy or location. 

    Healthcare facilities and care homes are legally required to have TMVs installed. Therefore, we carry out this type of work for a range of clients, and always in adherence to governmental legislation regarding health and safety. 

    Following an installation, we conduct regular water temperature monitoring to maintain it within 2°C of the desired setting.

    TIMVs - scalding prevention. Image shows a TMV.

    Risks Without TMV Installations

    The lack of TMVs in publicly accessed environments, particularly health and social care settings, significantly heightens scalding injury risks. Vulnerable individuals, like young children and the elderly, face greater susceptibility to scalding.

    Ensuring user safety requires a thorough risk assessment. Facilities with hot water access should strongly consider TMV installations, highly recommended and potentially legally required in some cases.

    Proper TMV Temperature Setting

    Ensuring the correct TMV temperature setting is vital for safety and compliance. Set the hot water feed within 50 and 60°C, and keep the cold water feed below 20°C. Maintaining the TMV temperature within 39 – 43°C significantly reduces the risk of Legionella and other hazards. Promptly address any deviations in water temperature from the TMV to mitigate potential risks.

    Additionally, we provide Legionella Contractors services, including  legionnaires risk assessments and remedial works for legionella growth in water systems across the UK

    Tailored TMV Solutions

    Every facility has unique needs, and in compliance with the Care Standards Act 2000, healthcare, social care, and similar public-oriented properties must have TMVs that meet the NHS Model Engineering Specification D08 and NHS Estates, TMV manufacturers TMV3 performance standards of thermostatic protection.

    At Pipe Testing Services, we grasp the significance of customised solutions to meet distinct facility requirements. Our expert team dedicates itself to delivering TMV installations that guarantee optimal performance and safety for your facility.

    Get in Touch for Expert TMV Installations

    At Pipe Testing Services, we commit to delivering the highest quality TMV installations, ensuring the safety and well-being of users. Our team of experts stands ready to discuss your specific TMV requirements and provide tailored solutions to meet your needs. Contact us today!

     Please reach out to Pipe Testing Services using the following contact information:

    Phone – 01922 451646

    Email – enquiries@pipetestingservices.co.uk

    Address – Unit 27 Birchbrook Industrial Estate, Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffs, WS14 0DJ

    We are committed to delivering reliable and reputable services to ensure the safety and compliance of your water systems. Contact us now to discuss your needs or to schedule a consultation. Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you.

    FAQs

    Qualified professionals should carry out TMV installations to ensure proper functionality and safety. If you need an installation, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

    To maintain their efficiency and safety, it is essential to regularly test and service TMVs. We, at PTS, will perform periodic testing and checks to verify the TMV’s performance and accuracy.

    Yes, TMVs can reduce water wastage and energy consumption by efficiently regulating water temperature.

    TMVs can be installed in both PE and metallic pipelines, providing versatility in application.

    Inconsistent water temperature, leaks, or unusual noises may indicate a faulty TMV that requires attention.