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.
The Bell & Gossett ecocirc wireless circulator system uses electronically commutated motor technology and operates on as little as 14 W of power. A valve is installed under the sink or other water outlet, farthest away from the water heater, where hot water takes the longest to arrive. The valve is battery operated and equipped with an onboard temperature sensor and wireless RF transceiver that communicates with the circulator pump mounted to the water heater or hot water source.
The Close Quarters ASTM F1807 PEX crimp tools feature handle openings up to 70% smaller than standard, providing maneuverability in tight spaces. Available in ½- and ¾-in. sizes, they are ideal for making connections in potable water and radiant heating applications. Features include durable, glass-filled polycarbonate E3 handles; a built-in, Go/No-Go gauge; and an adjustable lock screw. They are made for use with ASTM F1807 copper crimp ring PEX tubing connections.
WaterSense pre-rinse spray valves to help food establishments save water and energy
To help restaurants and other food service establishments save water and energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program has released its first draft specification for a commercial kitchen fixture. Water-saving pre-rinse spray valves, which help kitchen staff wash pots and remove excess food from dishes, offer a significant opportunity for energy and cost savings as well.
Certification combines testing to NSF/ANSI 61, ASSE 1061 and ASTM F2854 standards
NSF Intl. has certified the first gasket and sealing materials used with push-fit fittings to both the chloramine resistance and tensile strength performance requirements of ASSE 1061 and ASTM F2854.
As the commercial bottled water industry continues to gain momentum, public drinking fountains are disappearing. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Dr. Peter H. Gleick, cofounder and president of the Pacific Institute, to find out how the institute hopes to encourage users to document and utilize existing public water fountains using the WeTap mobile app.
Amy McIntosh: How does the WeTap app work?
Mobile app helps users map drinking fountains
Sleek, black neoprene sweat jackets are available for tanks ranging in size from 9 by 48 in. to 14 by 65 in. The jacket is easily fastened around the tank with a full-length zipper on the backside that holds it securely in place. The jackets are delivered without any branding so that dealers can apply their own logos and contact information.
Dividers for inch-size and metric tube-to-tube fittings feature push-fit technology. Two-way, inch-size tube-to-tube fittings range from ¼- to ½-in. OD. Metric two-way dividers come with EPDM or nitrile O-rings. Three-way dividers are suitable for potable and pure water applications.
Axeon capillary flow restrictors provide cost-effective flow control for residential RO systems, restricting the concentrate flow and putting back pressure on the membrane. The flow restrictors not only reduce the connection points on the system, but also are manufactured to high quality standards, carefully calibrated and sized to work with all standard residential membranes.
NewAge Industries now offers eight tubing customization methods. The customizations, made to an engineer’s or buyer’s specifications, provide improved ingredient compatibility, lower procurement and inventory carrying expenses, a refined appearance, and reduced assembly time and labor costs. Customization options include coiled, fabricated, overbraided and jacketed, dip molded and thermally bonded. Hose assemblies, custom extrusions and heat-formed shaped tubing are also available.