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Managing Water Flow in DHWS When Performing Thermal Disinfection

Start Date:3/4/2021

Start Time:10:00 AM CST

Duration:60 minutes


Confusion and uncertainty are prevalent in the plumbing design community regarding the best approach to controlling the thermal disinfection process. Thermal disinfection is used to mitigate Legionella in domestic hot water recirculation systems, especially in occupied healthcare facilities. This webinar introduces two potential approaches, using valving and control components to address this issue. Automated solutions such as these will significantly help to minimize down time and resources while maintaining a safe environment. These methods can also facilitate a more standardized approach for addressing this problem.

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Tom Ruggierio

Manager of Business Development


Tom Ruggierio is the Manager of Business Development at ThermOmegaTech. A graduate of Drexel University, he has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering Management. Ruggierio has over 35 years of experience in industrial automation, fluid power and plumbing/HVAC industries. He has conducted dozens of webinars and has written several articles regarding designing and balancing domestic hot water systems.

Ruggierio is a member of American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Fluid Power Distributor Association, Association of High-Tech Distributors, GPAEE – Greater Philadelphia Association of Energy Engineers, and the School District of Philadelphia S.T.E.M. Planning Committee.

Aaron Markward

Sales and Product Manager


Aaron Markward joined the ThermOmegaTech team in 2018 after graduating from Temple University’s Fox School of Business with a B.A. in business administration. Markward is a now the Sales and Product Manager for the commercial plumbing division. He supports twenty-four manufacturer’s representative agencies across the United States and Canada to help advance the plumbing industry to the most efficient solutions for plumbing designs.

An active member of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Markward has taught classes on domestic hot water recirculation at his local ASPE Chapter to young plumbing designers. In addition, he has presented dozens of CEU accredited presentations on DHWS designs and balancing options to engineering firms across the country.

Markward is also a member of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC), Association of Independent Manufacturers’/ Representatives (AIM/R), and the American Supply Association (ASA).
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