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How low can you go? Understanding a manufacturer's minimum flow statements will lead to safer valve selection. (PDF 114kb)
ASSE's Newest Standards
Meet the New Kids on the block. ASSE 1069, 1070 and 1071. What do they cover and how do they compare to 1016 and 1017? (PDF 47kb)
Pre-assembled tempering and recirculation stations provide peace of mind. (PDF 22kb)
- Revised ASSE 1017-2003 keeps manufacturers honest on minimum flows. (PDF 114kb)
- New ASSE 1070 sets safety standard for sink, lavatory and bathtub tempering. (PDF 130kb)
- Scalding water found in over 92% of hotel rooms surveyed... legionella also a risk. (PDF 91kb)
- University of Michigan Launches Anti-Scald Campaign (PDF 64kb)
Recommends thermostatic valves to protect children and the elderly.
- Florida Man Gets $925,000 in Scald Suit (PDF 52kb )
Thermostatic valve could have prevented.
- Nurse Gets Six Months in Scalding Case (PDF 14kb )
Disabled woman left in 130°F bath water.
- ASHRAE recommend POU tempering valves with 124°F minimum (PDF 445kb)
- CDC recommend POU tempering valves with 124°F minimum (PDF 107kb)
- OSHA says minimum 122°F at fixture, store above 140°F (PDF 123kb)
- CIPH recommends thermostatic valves and hotter water (PDF 54kb)
- Consumer Product Safety Council cites shower valve danger (PDF 253kb)
A Closer Look
- The Latest Technology for Tempering Valves? Wax! (PDF 68kb)
How it works and why its better.
- Survey Says Scalding Water Still an Issue for Hotels (PDF 868kb)
High temperature limit stops rarely maintained and adjusted.
- Nursing Homes Magazine: Bathing Safety for the Elderly and Disabled. (PDF 500kb)
Can residents be protected from all hazards of bathing? Technologies answer.
- Breaking down ASSE 1016....good, better, best (PDF 213kb
- Water tempering myths: Does minimum flow = safe control? (PDF 73kb)
- Special Report: Shower valve safety concerns on the rise (PDF 2,215kb)
- Aging boomers and water safety (PDF 131kb)
- Senior Center Fights Legionnaire's Disease, Star Ledger-NJ (PDF 183kb)
Elderly man dies after infection.
- Legionnaires Disease Found in High-Rise, New York Times-NY (PDF 79kb)
Bacteria found inside water heater.
- Hotter Water May Prevent Legionnaires Disease, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-WI (PDF 16kb)
Turning down water heater may increase risk.
- MD hotel raises water temperature to 150°F to kill bacteria (PDF 123kb)
- U.K.: Manslaughter charges over outbreak (PDF 97kb)
- Legionella found in Calgary hospital (PDF 141kb)
- Legionellosis cases up 43% in 2003 (PDF 119kb)
Products and Solutions
The first affordable combination T/P shower valve:
- E700 T/P Bath & & Shower Tempering Series (PDF 328kb)
- E480 T/P Lavatory Tempering Series (PDF 148kb)
- PowerStation Pre-assembled, pre-tested water tempering and recirculation station. (PDF 380kb)
Past Products and Solutions
- How low can you go? Real low-flow temperature control for lavatories (PDF 148kb)
- Installer-Friendly Water Tempering and Recirculation Stations (PDF 3,513kb)
- Updated Catalog Features New Products and Technology (PDF 4,102kb)
- American Society of Sanitary Engineering
- City of Toronto Scald Prevention Campaign
- University of Michigan Anti-Scald Campaign
- HC Information Resources Inc. - Legionella - Free Newsletter