Digital Technology: The Next Generation of Water Mixing (Presented by Powers/Watts Water Technologies)

Digital Technology: The Next Generation of Water Mixing (Presented by Powers/Watts Water Technologies)

April 03, 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM

Learning Theatre 1

This presentation compares the two water-mixing options available to plumbing engineers and facility managers: the more traditional mechanical technology and the more advanced digital water mixing technology.

When an aide prepares to bathe an elderly hospital patient or a hotel guest steps into a shower, neither stops to think about water-mixing technology or whether the water they will use might cause injury. For engineers who design plumbing systems and the facility managers responsible for them, the situation is very different.

Engineers must understand how water temperature is regulated throughout a building and specify the most appropriate water-mixing solution for any given job. That requires familiarity with all the options for protecting building occupants from the risks of water stored and delivered at unsafe temperatures.

Facility managers also need to understand how plumbing systems work. They can reap significant benefits from a solution that provides tight control over hot water delivery and access to the system data needed to manage it. In addition, they need to know how water-mixing solutions vary, in terms of ease of installation, use, and maintenance.

The session will focus on requirements for healthcare, hospitality, educational, residential, correctional and other commercial and institutional facilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the challenges and dangers inherent to hot water delivery systems in buildings
  • Understand the behavior of POD (Point of Distribution) and POU (Point of Use) mixing valve in a Domestic Hot water system
  • Discuss digital advances and water mixing and recirculation stations that maximize burn protection while minimizing the health risks for waterborne bacteria in high performance commercial and institutional facilities
  • Review components and codes that determine performance standards for a safe and efficient hot water delivery system
  • Specify an integrated hot water delivery system that can be tied into a building automation system to meet green codes for measurement and verification

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  • Todd McCurdy


    Business Development Manager – Tempering, East Division

    Powers Controls Co.

    Todd began his career as a New Product Development/R&D Engineer with Parker Hannifin Corporation. After 7 years at Parker, he moved to Pittsburgh and...



  1. Track
    Building Automation
    Design and Construction
    Energy/ Energy Management
    Maintenance and Operations
    Restoration and Renovation
  2. Target Audience
    Building Owners
    Energy Engineers
    Facility Managers
    Maintenance Engineers
    Property Managers

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