Definitions for "Tempering Valve"
Keywords:  scalding, cold, outlet, mix, hot
A device that ensures delivery of hot water at a specified temperature to an outlet by mixing two different streams of hot and cold water to provide a cooling effect in the situation that the hot water from the water heater exceeds the desired outlet temperature. These are a common method of ensuring that an installation meets the 50(0)C maximum outlet temperature regulation applying to all new buildings as per the National Plumbing Code, AS3500.4.2
a safety device designed to protect against scalding at outlets primarily used for personal hygiene
A in-line hot/cold mixing valve