Thermostatic Mixing / Blending Valves
Thermostatic Mixing Valves, also known as blending valves or TMV's, help to regulate the flow of hot and cold water, usually into a basin. They are usually found in public and commercial places, such as hospitals, schools, kitchens and prisons. The main function of a thermostatic mixing valve is to regulate the hot and cold water flow so that the risk of scalding is minimised. The TMV3 approval scheme calls for the use of blending valves where children or the disabled may be prone to accidental scalding or burning.