The threat of contaminated water is one of the hottest issues in the water distribution business today. For the most part, technology, technique and testing control the problem, but as infrastructure expands and old systems are pushed to fulfill their roles, the links in the once sturdy chain weaken and are at greater risk.
Selecting the correct backflow prevention method to ensure safe water
The Mur-lok female flare fitting is available in lead-free brass. Featuring dual EPDM O-rings for leak resistance, the fittings are designed for use in icemakers, office coffee service and other vending applications. They are available in ¼-in. OD quick-connect by ¼-in. female flare.
Molded screen insert assemblies are designed to reduce product failure. Custom designs allow for filtration of all kinds of contaminants, from small particles in transmission and hydraulic fluids to heavy brine particles in food processing systems. A wide range of screen options is available for difficult filtration applications, allowing use with most fluids. Filter assembly orifice sizes range from 0.71 to 1.4 mm.
The Federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which passed in 2011, will go into full effect on Jan. 4, 2014. It may come as a surprise that the plumbing industry, through Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI), was a primary proponent of getting this law passed, in the spirit of harmonizing regulations across the U.S.
Organizations work together to prepare the industry for the low-lead deadline
The top dome Umbrella for the Cartridge Tank filtration vessel is a molded plastic cover solution that keeps rain and water off the top cap of this POE filter series. It is ideal for parts of the world that do not have basements, where installations are outside. Held in place by provided Velcro, it is removable for easy access and removal of filtration solutions.
The L-40 level switch is ideal for level control in RO tanks. It is compact and rugged, and can be mounted vertically or horizontally. A combination these level switches can be used to function as a high-level or low-level switch. In addition, they are often installed as emergency overflow switches (shown in the photo in red). When used with a latching controller, the L-40 can be used in a pump up/down system.
FC-Cutters are available in 1.5- and 2-in.-diameter options for cutting different pipe sizes. They cleanly cut ABS and foam core PVC pipe. Featuring an extended handle for leverage and easy rotation, the cutters need only to be snapped onto a pipe and rotated once for a precise cut. They do not leave burrs, and each cutter comes with an extra blade. Replacement blades also are available.
No-Drip faucets have a chrome-plated polypropylene HFSL body with ¾-in. 16 UNF threads. They mount to dispensers and containers with a ¾-in. hole dia-meter. They use standard H Line uppers, including the 2-5PSC bonnet and child-resistant Touch Guard upper. Rated for ambient and cold temperatures, the faucets have flow rates of 1.51 gpm. They are ideal for glass, plastic and ceramic beverage and water dispensers and containers.
Made of high-quality, lead-free brass, designer and contemporary RO faucets are now available in Venetian bronze finish. The 12-in. faucet has a smooth operating ceramic disk element, a lever-style handle and a neck that swivels 360 degrees. With a protective spout tip, modular air gap and preinstalled tubing, the faucet retrofits to most brands. It is available in 10 designer finishes and is NSF listed to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Annex G.