FAQ's on Our Speakman Electronic Faucets & Showerheads
Have a question about your Speakman electronic faucet or bath valve? On our frequently asked questions page you'll find everything from warranty and payment information to instructions for cleaning a Speakman rainfall showerhead. Our detailed Safety FAQs will help you get the safest and most efficient use of your Speakman emergency shower products. Finally, see our Plumbing FAQs link for a detailed explanation of the features and benefits of Speakman faucets.< Back to FAQ Categories
What Speakman Safety Products (SSP) deliver tepid water?
Speakman Safety products offers a range of thermostatic mixing valves that will deliver a safe supply of tepid water. The key features of these valves are that they feature a positive hot water shut down in case of loss of cold water supply and a cold water bypass in case of valve failure.
What does ANSI say about tempered water?
ANSI Z 358.1 recommends that water supplied to Emergency fixtures is Tepid. The ISEA further defines the tepid range as 60°F --95°F
Will a heat traced unit deliver tepid water?
A heat traced unit is intended to prevent showers which are located in unheated spaces from freezing. These units will not deliver tepid water and an additional means of providing tepid water needs to be employed.
Do emergency systems have to have tepid water to meet code?
The requirement for tepid water comes from the industry safety standard ANSI Z358.1. As a result emergency fixtures should be supplied with tepid water whether or not national or local codes require it.
Why is tepid water required and who requires it for eye washes and showers?
ANSI Z358.1 requires the use of tepid water for emergency showers & eyewashes. It is important to provide tepid water to showers and eyewashes so that a user has the ability to use the equipment as designed. Cold water may cause the user to abort use of the equipment before all contaminants can be removed. Additionally victims subjected to cold water may experience hypothermia. Water that is too warm may cause a thermal burn and additional injury to the eyes or body.