Domestic Hot Water Generation and Digital Water Temperature Control
For Colleges, Universities and Higher Education Campuses
Armstrong brings you innovations in instantaneous and semi-instantaneous hot water generation, digital water temperature control, and smart utility monitoring, measuring and documentation.
Armstrong's hot water solutions are designed to reduce risks for the growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in building water systems, while preventing injuries from scalding. We can help you meet ASHRAE and other industry standards with hardware to guide your compliance, and software that enables you to prove it with accurate monitoring and documentation. The Brain® and SAGE® are the first barriers to Legionella and essential to the prevention of Legionnaires' disease.
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- Legionella & Standards of Care
- The Brain®
- The Brain® & SAGE®
- Digital-Flo® & The Brain®, with SAGE®
- Case Studies
- Recommended Courses
Reduce Risks for Legionella and scalding
Legionella and Legionnaires' Disease
Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a severe, often lethal form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires' disease in persons at risk. Within the last decade, Legionnaires' disease has been reported throughout the world. Outbreaks have been linked to buildings with large or complex water systems that are improperly maintained. The potable water systems of colleges, universities, and other large facilities are major sources of Legionella, and it is most often found in hot water tanks and heaters, large plumbing systems, faucets and showers, hot tubs, whirlpool spas, decorative fountains and water features, and cooling towers (air conditioning units).
Standards of Care
A Standard of Care is defined as acknowledged applicable laws, standards and guidelines. Following a Standard of Care can minimize the risk of scald injury, Legionella-related illness and the associated litigation. OSHA (1998), ASHRAE Guideline 12-2000, ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 and VA Directive 1061 (2014) are Standards of Care which include critical recommendations for establishing and monitoring hot water system temperature control limits.
The Brain® Digital Recirculating Valve (DRV)
As a stand-alone DRV or a pre-piped digital mixing center, The Brain® delivers unparalleled accuracy, stability and safety as it improves the performance of hot water systems using all types of water heating technologies. Includes programmable temperature alerts and a program to promote compliance with recommended Legionella guidelines.
Emech® Digital Control Valves
Emech® delivers and maintains water at precisely the desired temperature (+/-1°F, +/-0.5°C)—hot or chilled—immediately on demand. It ensures a consistent supply of water at the precision temperatures required for a variety of applications. Compared to traditional systems, Emech® offers a superior performance for speed, precision and reduced mechanical wear.
SAGE® Smart Hot Water System Monitoring and Documentation
This fully integrated software tool brings you the next level in smart hot water system monitoring and reporting. SAGE® works seamlessly with all our real-time monitoring products, including The Brain®, as it analyzes data to track behavior and performance—ensuring a consistent supply of hot water at precision-controlled temperatures, as well as full compliance with OSHA, ASHRAE, VA and World Health Organization hot water system safety guidelines and requirements. By providing regular updates and real-time alerts, SAGE® keeps you informed, 24 hours a day.
SAGE® offers simple, effective monitoring, logging and remote alerting of key temperature control components of a hot water system safety risk management plan, for a modest monthly fee.Learn More About SAGE® Download Our Smart Hot Water System Monitoring and Documentation Brochure Download Our Steam and Hot Water System Management Brochure—SAGE® by Armstrong
Digital-Flo® Instantaneous and Semi-instantaneous Water Heaters
Armstrong's industry-changing series of water heaters achieves a level of hot water system temperature control accuracy previously considered unattainable. All Digital-Flo® Water Heaters feature our revolutionary digital water temperature control technology, The Brain® Digital Recirculating Valve (DRV), and come SAGE®-enabled. Digital-Flo® is available in Steam to Water, Steam to Water Vertical, and Boiler Water to Water solutions. Digital-Flo® boiler water semi-storage, steam PHE, boiler water PHE models available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa only.
The Brain® and SAGE®
SAGE® works seamlessly with The Brain® as it analyzes data to track behavior and measure performance, ensuring compliance with OSHA, ASHRAE, VA, WHO and other guidelines. Regular updates and real-time alerts keep you fully informed, 24 hours a day. Our digital hot water solutions are all available SAGE®-enabled.
Digital-Flo® and The Brain®, with SAGE®
Combining our tankless hot water generation (Digital-Flo®) and our temperature control hardware (The Brain®) with our cloud-based, smart monitoring and reporting software tool (SAGE®) results in a complete, factory-integrated hot water system solution found only at Armstrong.
Recommendations from Armstrong University
Institutional Hot Water Systems – Introduction
This course discusses: different types of systems; distribution of water systems; temperature variations by systems, and controlling those temperatures; how to differentiate when an issue is coming from within the system rather than equipment; the role of booster pumps in institutional settings; and water balancing in a grid system.Learn More
Institutional Hot Water Systems – Advanced
Find out about: water quality issues and how to address them; how key water heaters operate; and troubleshooting techniques for hot water systems.Learn More