Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Product of the Year Finalists
Plumbing and water management
Read about the five finalists in the Plumbing & Water Management category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Product of the Year program.
Available in one complete, compact, and portable package, Keltech Design on Demand Skid Systems are exclusively designed to be used for any high-flow, safety, industrial, or custom application. Keltech Skid Series can be easily transported into position with a forklift. Models CNA-SKID and SNA-SKID are pre-piped, pre-assembled transportable skid systems that provide higher-flow industrial water-heating applications. While the CNA-SKID features back-to-back CNA and CNAR large industrial heaters, the SNA-SKID offers back-to-back SNA and SNAR safety heaters. Applications include emergency shower or combination shower/eyewash systems, hazardous chemical environments, power plants, manufacturing environments, wastewater-treatment plants, mining, and process heating.
Bradley Corp., www.bradleycorp.com
Commercial lavatory faucets
The M•Bition faucets appeal to a number of facilities, specifically those in the health care and convalescence segment, where residential-influenced styling adds a personal touch. Sleek single- and two-handle widespread faucets feature Moen's Duralast cartridge, a state-of-the-art ceramic-disc cartridge that provides a consistently smooth handle feel for the life of the faucet. Fixtures offer precise handle control, allowing the user to fine-tune temperature balance, as well as an adjustable temperature-limit stop. Available in a 1.5-gpm model, with or without a drain, the M•Bition lavatory faucets are designed to offer both water efficiency and exceptional performance, saving facilities valuable resources.
Moen Commercial, http://pro.moen.com
Uponor’s 2½- and 3-in. ProPEX fittings provide an ideal solution for engineers and contractors who have been designing with and installing other piping materials such as steel, copper, polypropylene, or CPVC for commercial plumbing and hydronic piping projects. PEX is a durable, cost-effective, and high-performing solution for potable-plumbing risers and distribution lines, as well as for transporting water to terminal units such as chilled beams and fan-coil units. Advantages to the Uponor PEX include greater durability, greater freeze resistance, flexibility for fewer fittings, fewer potential leak points, and a 25-year warranty.
Double-drop elbow fittings
The Viega ProPress double drop elbow fittings maintain water quality by reducing stagnation. The elbows are designed to keep freshwater close to each fixture by incorporating two flow paths. The flow-through-style fittings, designed with threaded fixture connections and integrated mounting plates, are used in series or ring installations and can be used in hot- or cold-water systems. Flow-through fittings allow water distribution systems to be designed to reduce stagnation. These configurations allow the use of a single fixture to generate flow through many fixtures up to the point of connection. This type of system also minimizes dead legs between tees and wall penetrations.
The Viega ProPress Venturi press inserts help maintain water quality by reducing stagnation to seldom-used fixtures. Viega Venturi press inserts are used with Viega ProPress tees. When water flows through Viega Venturi press inserts, the flow velocity increases, resulting in a local, low-pressure region. The low-pressure area at the outlet of the Venturi press insert induces flow through a remote loop, reducing stagnation with a minimal overall pressure drop. Venturi inserts can be installed either vertically or horizontally, as well as on hot- or cold-water systems, between Viega ProPress tees with the Viega Smart Connect feature.