I think it’s safe to say that, when we turn on a faucet, very few of us are thinking about the equipment that ensures that the water we received isn’t too hot or too cold. It’s something that we take for granted.
According to legend, Frederick C. Leonard, a watch repairman and electrician, wasn’t so lucky. Whenever he went to the barber for a shave, he either got a towel that was painfully hot or so cold he’d shiver. Seeking to fix this problem Mr. Leonard developed a device capable of providing stable hot water temperatures.
Today, the company that resulted from Mr. Leonard’s invention, Leonard Valve continues to provide commercial buildings with the high/low master mixers, complete water tempering systems, emergency mixing valves, and shower valves they need to ensure their hot water temperatures are consistent and safe.
The company recently announced a new product – their Nucleus Electronic Master Mixers. These new thermostatic mixing valves provide a faster, more accurate way to control temperature and give building owners and facilities managers full control over their domestic hot water systems.
Steve Shaw of Sierra Monitor met up with Rick of Leonard Valve earlier this year at the Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which is held annually in January.
During their conversation, Rick discussed how cloud-enabling and digitizing Leonard Valve’s thermostatic mixing valves has helped the company compete in an industry that’s increasingly going digital, and how it is enabling building owners to control water temperature electronically.
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