How Does a Shower Anti-scald Valve Work?

A showerhead.

An anti-scald valve is installed in bathroom showers to regulate water’s pressure or temperature. This is beneficial as water can easily overheat. The equipment balances the pressure difference between hot and cold supplies. This prevents scalding, burning, or other related injuries that can occur as a result of using overheated water.

Types of Shower Anti-scald

They are available as thermostatically controlled, pressure-sensitive and anti-scald valves that combine both functions.

Mechanisms of Thermostatically Controlled Anti-scald Valve

The equipment makes it possible to control the water temperature as well as the volume. They are commonly used in systems or bathrooms with more showerheads. These temperature control devices can be placed close to the water heating system or in individual showers or bathrooms.

Pressure Sensitive Anti-scald Valve

Cold water has low pressure while hot water has high pressure. The device works by balancing the pressure between the incoming flow of hot and cold water. If there is a shortage of cold water, the equipment senses the difference and regulates hot water pressure. This prevents overheated water from moving to the showerheads.

Pressure and Thermostatically Sensitive Anti-scald Valve

The equipment works by regulating water pressure and temperature. This is an efficient device and it’s effective in supplying the required amount of water in the correct temperature.