Engineered for long life with ease of maintenance, the valve has only three internal parts to service. Because of its simplicity and durability, the Holby Tempering Valve has been the preferred mixing valve among consulting engineers, owners and plumbers for generations. Water delivered from hot water generating equipment, including storage tanks, heat exchangers, submerged coils, tankless heaters and other sources, is frequently delivered at scalding temperatures, too hot for direct use. This condition can be corrected with the installation of a Holby Tempering Valve.
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For 90 years, Holby Valve has kept its doors open and its customers happy on the promise of commitment to quality and dependability with one simple, yet remarkable product—the Holby Tempering Valve. In the s, scalding hot water was an all too common problem in many apartment buildings.
Most buildings in New York City were, and still are heated with steam boilers with a submerged coil used for domestic hot water. This arrangement requires no hot water storage; however, water temperatures are typically in the degree range. Working with an engineer by the name of Vernon A. Holby, they designed a thermostatic tempering valve to continuously mix cold water in with the degree hot water—resulting in the Holby Tempering Valve.
With the exception of changing the material of the valve to a low-lead alloy as required by the Clean Water Drinking Act, the design and functionality remains the same nine decades later. Engineered for long life with ease of maintenance, the Holby Tempering Valve is as American a story as they come. Manufactured in the heart of New York on 61st Street and 2nd Avenue meant it was always readily available to meet demands.
And there was plenty of demand. The Holby Tempering Valve came to market at the end of the Great Depression and multi-family housing construction in New York was booming. Although there were eventually other tempering valves on the market, Holby had the advantage of being local as well as being a company with a singular focus—producing the best tempering valve possible.
Lentine recalls being called to a building to assist with an old 4-inch Holby Tempering Valve a few years ago. As we surveyed the mechanical room, they explained that this new domestic hot water system is the second time the system has been replaced.
We checked the serial number on the Holby Tempering Valve and found that it was sold more than 30 years ago when the building was initially built. Our Holby Tempering Valve out-lived two hot water plants. The Holby Tempering Valve has only three internal parts to service, and because of its simplicity and durability, it has been the preferred mixing valve among consulting engineers, owners, and plumbers for generations used in hotels, multi-family residences, commercial facilities, and so much more.
Being a rep entails working with consulting engineers, specifically plumbing engineers. It is absolutely critical, and we have focused a lot of energy into that. In addition to working with design engineers, Lentine and his teamwork with the plumbing wholesalers, contractors, and end users such as building mechanical staff to continue building on that network. They provide lunch-and-learns and well technical support when necessary.
Almost all our reps attend this show, and they make it a point to stop by our booth to catch up for a while. We also have visits from rep agencies that would like to represent our product.
My favorite visitors are the contractors and consulting engineers who stop by the booth and tell us how long they have been installing or specifying our valve and how much they love this simple, yet rugged valve. In addition, the company places a big emphasis on customer support. Maria Lopes is always at the ready to answer calls, process orders, and handle customer engagement.
Each valve has a cast body, piston, and bonnet, and all the castings require a considerable amount of machining, which was done internally. They would machine the three components for each valve using two s vintage turret lathes. It would take approximately 8 hours to completely machine each valve. In , the company had a change in ownership and moved its operation from New York to Newark, New Jersey.
With this close set-up, the foundry delivers castings with a forklift truck to the machine shop, and after they are machined by state-of-the-art CNC machines, the finished castings come back across the street to the Holby location where they are assembled and tested.
Although remaining successful for nearly a century with one product is an amazing accomplishment, Lentine and his team recognized the need to innovate. The Holby Monitor is a wireless temperature monitor designed to gauge the performance of tempering valves. Just like the valve, simplicity is key. Times continue to change, and technology will play a part in heating water. Our owners and contractors know that the Holby Tempering Valve has a year reputation and can be serviced very easily with only three internal parts.
The Holby Tempering Valve was and, we believe still is, the best tempering valve made. Ninety years, and now two products, the promise of commitment to quality and dependability remains as true today as it did when the Holby Tempering Valve first came to market. We stand behind our products and our commitment to you. March 31, No Comments. The Product. Cheers to another successful 90 going forward.
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Holby Valve HTV200 2" Bronze Thermostatic Tempering Valve
Holby Valve: 90 Years of Quality and Dependability
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Holby Tempering Valves
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