Reliance Water Controls launches new multi-functional valves

Reliance Water Controls has launched the brand new Harron® valve and Tenant® valve, which have been designed to provide multiple functions, easing installation, use and maintenance.

The Harron valve is a combination valve which incorporates a pressure reducing valve and thermal balancing valve in an all-in-one cartridge design. Used on circulating hot water systems, the valve reduces water pressure and balances the system by regulating the flow depending on the temperature.

Often Pressure Reducing Valves (PRVs) and Thermal Balancing Valves (TBVs) are installed together, yet the PRV is regularly situated in the wrong position on the system to operate effectively as it requires back pressure. As a combined unit RWC’s Harron valve avoids installation citing errors, speeds up installation time and reduces leak potential. It is suitable for hot water applications and incorporates a built-in disinfection function to protect against legionella, a dry-fit thermometer, easy to read pressure indicator dial, integral strainer and FBSP union connections for ease of connection. The valve is also supplied with its own bespoke insulation casing further saving time and cost.

The Tenant valve is available in ¾” and 1” sizes and brings together five functions in one compact self-contained unit to control and monitor water supply in multi-occupancy buildings, such as flats and offices. The unit incorporates a ball isolating valve, which is also approved as a stop valve, a pressure reducing valve, double check valve, pressure gauge and a connection point for the optional addition of either a primary or secondary water meter. By combining these components in one unit as opposed to fitting each one individually, RWC estimates the size of the installation can be reduced by as much 50% and the number of leak points is also significantly smaller.

The cartridge-style design of the Tenant valve helps to save space and aid quick and easy maintenance as all components are easily accessible from one side of the valve, and it’s also supplied with a moulded insulating cover to save further installation time and cost. A new larger size of 1 ¼” is now available and comes with either a hot or cold water meter.

Koert Munnik, Commercial Director for RWC UK, says: “By combining multiple functions, both the Harron and Tenant valves provide multiple benefits for plumbers, saving them and their customers time and cost when it comes to installation and ongoing maintenance.”

Both the Harron and Tenant valves are also available with SharkBite connections, enabling the valves to be installed even more quickly and efficiently.