The Importance of Fine Print

Recently I purchased a food processor. Before using it for the first time, I read the 18-page instruction booklet and watched a 45-minute DVD. I asked myself, “Why do I put so much time and effort into researching how to use a relatively simple device?” The answer came to me immediately: I have been in the product certification business for almost eight years, primarily dealing with NSF/ANSI 61 certifications.

Deck: 

Checking connector certifications to ensure proper end use

About The Author: 

Amanda Thomas is certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Thomas can be reached at athomas@wqa.org.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22897

Lead-Free Goes National

Worldwide, engineered plastic connectors and tubing are used in the water quality industry for a host of residential, commercial and industrial applications. From water treatment and filtration to beverage dispensing and ice making, there are several sound reasons for their widespread use.

Deck: 

Low-lead plastic products are ready for federal lead legislation

About The Author: 

Maribel Pagan is marketing communications manager for John Guest USA Inc. Pagan can be reached at maribel.pagan@johnguest.com.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22896

Faucet Adapter

Company Reference: 
Spotlight Name Archive: 
New Product Showcase
Legacy ID: 
60514
Spotlight Header Archive: 
May 2011

The EZ-Faucet Adapter II kitchen sink faucet connector is designed for the easy addition of a feed line for point-of-use (POU) applications. Made with chemical-resistant polypropylene, it can withstand pressures up to 150 psi at 70°F. The adapter connects with standard ½-in. NPSM threads to the faucet and supply line, then branches off with a Mur-lok quick-connect for a supply line to a POU device.

Image: 

Innovation of an Invention

Trial and error methods are often used when developing products. Thomas Edison, with 1,093 patents, more than any other inventor, took many products and ideas and made them better. He would merely take a very good product, such as the light bulb, and make it commercially available. The light bulb had already been invented and used in labs, but Edison took the idea and developed it into a cost-effective product that could be sold commercially.

Deck: 

A few savvy tweaks greatly impact product development

About The Author: 

Jeff Roseman, CWS-VI, is a consultant and freelance writer in the water industry, and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Roseman can be reached via e-mail at jeffrey@aquaionplus.com.

Publication Date: 
June 30, 2010
Activation Date: 
June 30, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21924

Plastics Prevail

Worldwide, countless fluid carrying systems in operation today employ highly engineered plastics to provide the essential elements of any fluid system, be it residential, retail or commercial. These elements include fittings, seals, piping and tubing—all of which today can be engineered from plastics due to considerable advances in materials technology and manufacturing processes.

Deck: 

Plastic components provide flexibility

About The Author: 

Maribel Pagan is marketing communications manager for John Guest USA Inc. Pagan can be reached at 973.808.5600 or by e-mail at maribel.pagan@johnguest.com.

Publication Date: 
June 30, 2010
Activation Date: 
June 30, 2010
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21923

Sixty-One Flavors of Pipes and Fittings

A conversation about NSF/ANSI Standard 61

About The Author: 

Eric Yeggy is a product certification supervisor for the WQA’s Gold Seal Certification Program in Lisle, Ill. Yeggy can be reached at 630.505.0160 x539 or by e-mail at eyeggy@wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
April 26, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21711

The Right Connection

Connecting and joining pipes may be common practice for water dealers, but there are always ways to improve efficiency and workmanship in order to provide your customers a quality system. Joe Huemann, president of Huemann Water Conditioning, has lead WQA classes on the topic and recently spoke with Stephanie Harris, managing editor, about best pipe-joining practices for dealers.

Transitions & Fittings

Deck: 

Water dealer shares best practices for joining pipes

About The Author: 

Stephanie Harris is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Harris can be reached at 847.391.1007 or by e-mail at sharris@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
July 7, 2009
Activation Date: 
July 7, 2009
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
20902

Water Regulations’ Effect on Car Washes

Consumers spending more than $22.2 billion annually to have their vehicles professionally cleaned

Deck: 

Strict Water Preservation in Drought Areas Influencing the Industry

Activation Date: 
June 29, 2004
Files: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15270

Rainshow'r Engages Consultant for Bath Product

Source: 
Rainshow'r Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Deck: 

Rainshow'r Manufacturing Co. Inc. enlisted the marketing consulting firm of Bob Stewart Communications International to launch their new Crystal Ball for the Bath marketing campaign

Rainshow'r Manufacturing Co. Inc. enlisted the marketing consulting firm of Bob Stewart Communications International to launch their new Crystal Ball for the Bath marketing campaign.

Having consulted with water conditioning and water technology companies during the past 20 or so years, Bob Stewart gained many unique insights into the iundustry and the marketing challenges it faces.

Publication Date: 
September 18, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
30506