As the North American market leader for Locomotive freeze protection, ThermOmegaTech® is dedicated to the protection of any water-bearing equipment exposed to freezing conditions including piping, valves, fittings, pumps, condensate systems, safety showers, fire lines, and spray nozzles.
If these systems and/or equipment are left unprotected or if their heating 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 solution for ultimate water line freeze protection.
These thermostatic valves are designed to sense the water and/or air temperature and will automatically modulate open to bleed off the cold water when temperatures approach freezing. This causes warmer water from the resupply line to backfill and prevent the line from freezing. Once the water temperature in the line is back above the freeze danger range, the valve will modulate closed again to conserve water and reduce wastewater disposal costs.
ThermOmegaTech®’s solution to freeze damage is automatic and responsive, while requiring no outside power source to operate. The IC/FP and HAT/FP freeze protection valves are completely mechanical and eliminate the cause of freezing water lines due to steam or electric heat tracing failures.
IC/FP valves are purely water temperature sensitive. The sensing element, the thermal actuator, is always wetted and is preferable for heat traced lines where freeze protection flow is not required unless heat tracing fails. IC/FP valves are installed within the heated system.
HAT/FP valves in the standard flow direction are initially air temperature sensitive then as the valve opens it responds to flowing water temperature. While this improves the safety factor since the 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.
These self-actuating valves are economically friendly and reduce human error by eliminating manual operation which can result in large monetary losses and downtime due to repair needs. All of our freeze protection products have been developed to preserve your investment and keep your equipment safe.