Clean water at all times means a quality of life on which we can rely.
Something which fortunately is quite normal for us but behind which
demanding tasks are hidden, for which a great deal of know-how and
competent partners are needed.
is life – and for us a daily occurrence in the
bathroom and the kitchen. At first glance it is the gleaming surface or
the design which gives a valve a pleasing appearance.
A contemporary valve, however, satisfies not by its appearance alone but
in particular by its worth below the surface. The quality of the
material, the engineering and the design decide whether it will give one
pleasure for years to come.
Permanent ease of action and tightness are basic requirements, which are
demanded but cannot always be found. A valve difficult to turn will
squeak, a dripping water tap wastes expensive water.
Valves and fittings
from European brand manufacturers set
standards in precision, long life and comfort. The last-named feature
applies incidentally not only to its use but begins with its
installation. The manufacturers offer a variety of installation and
assembly systems which simplify initial equipment or renovation.
Connections and fastenings are exactly pre-assembled, modern second
fixings consist of elements which match each other. With these systems,
not only is time saved, they also save a lot of dirt and dust.
A valve will only function as well as the supply system to which it is connected. Technology in the background
also determines safety, hygiene and environmental protection.
Pressure reducing valves, check valves, flow rate controls and
self-closing valves, mostly awarded little attention, are examples of
functions which ensure that these aspects are taken into account when
considering a drinking water installation as a whole.
Pressure reducing valves, for example, protect against excess supply
pressure, prevent damage by pressure and reduce water consumption. Check
valves prevent penetration of soiled water through flowback, return
feed of back pressure into the drinking water installation and the
central water supply system. Flow rate regulators and self-closing
valves ensure economical and ecological consumption of water.
Water purification at the waterworks ensures a potable supply of the
costly liquid. What is decisive, however, is that the water remains just
as clean inside the domestic supply as when supplied by the waterworks.
This means that the materials used do not emit poisonous substances
into the drinking water. Put simply, this means that the water must flow
out of a tap in the same quality as it flows in. Constant tests on the
substances used by the manufacturers therefore form a central feature of
their quality monitoring.
Furthermore, both warm and hot water
is expected where it is
needed. This means firstly that the drinking water installation fulfils
its function from the source of heat to the point of withdrawal
unaffected by changes in temperature. Above all, however, it means that
the temperature can be set and remain set precisely and reliably without
much mixing between 20 and 50 degrees Celcius. Thermostats of European
brand production meet these requirements and with built-in safety
barriers at 38 degrees Celsius protect from possible painful
experiences, such as scaldings, and they react in fractions of a second
to temperature changes, caused perhaps by pressure fluctuations in the