Public review for latest ASPE standard

ASPE Plumbing Engineering and Design Standard 15: Hot Water Temperature and Control is open for public review and comment until Dec. 30, 2011.

December 30, 2011

ASPE Plumbing Engineering and Design Standard 15: Hot Water Temperature and Control

Purpose: This standard shall regulate the hot water outlet temperature for plumbing fixtures and appliances. The standard shall also specify the acceptable methods for controlling the hot water temperature at the fixture or appliance outlet. The regulation and control of hot water and thermal shock shall reduce the possibility of scalds and burns with hot water and slips and falls due to a sudden change in water temperature caused by a pressure disturbance within the domestic water distribution system.

Intent: This standard shall provide the minimum requirements to regulate the hot water temperature and pressure disturbances within the piping system in a plumbing installation to protect public health, safety, and welfare. The intent of this standard is to be a mandatory regulation applicable to all new and renovated plumbing installations. This standard is not intended to apply to existing installations. However, additional controls to regulate hot water in existing installations, in accordance with this standard, will result in a safer plumbing installation.

Public review is now open until noon CST Dec. 30, 2011.

Details on the standard and public comment can be found here.

– Edited by Chris Vavra, Consulting-Specifying Engineer,