As the North American market leader for Locomotive Freeze Protection for over 40 years, ThermOmegaTech® is dedicated to protecting water-bearing equipment exposed to freezing conditions. For the past 20+ years, we have also provided industrial freeze protection solutions for exposed piping, valves, fittings, pumps, condensate systems, safety showers, fire lines, and spray nozzles.
When these systems or equipment are left unprotected, or their heat tracing fails, freezing temperatures can cause burst piping, interrupted systems, overheated equipment, and severely dangerous working conditions. ThermOmegaTech’s innovative self-actuating temperature control valves are the ideal water line freeze protection solution.
Advantages of Thermostatic Freeze Protection Valves
These thermostatic valves are designed to sense water or air temperature and automatically modulate open to bleed off the cold water in the line when temperatures approach freezing. Once the valve opens, warmer water from the resupply will flow through the line, preventing it from freezing. Once the water temperature is back above the freeze danger range, the valve will modulate closed again to conserve water and reduce wastewater disposal costs.
HAT/FP valves in the standard flow direction are initially air temperature sensitive, then as the valve opens, it responds to the flowing water temperature. While this improves the safety factor since the thermostatic antifreeze valve opens sooner, the discharge flow must be handled properly to prevent an ice patch. In reverse flow direction, HAT/FP valves are water temperature sensing like IC/FP.
IC/FP valves are purely water temperature sensitive as the thermal actuator (the sensing element) is always wetted. These freeze-proof valves are preferable for heat-traced lines where freeze protection of the flow is not required unless heat tracing fails.
These self-actuating frost protection valves are economically friendly and reduce human error by eliminating manual operation, which can result in significant monetary losses and downtime due to repair needs. All our freeze protection products have been developed to preserve your investment and keep your equipment safe.