Focus On: Plumbing & Water Conservation

Today’s Facility Manager serves as a comprehensive resource for facility product and service buyers. In this web exclusive Plumbing & Water Conservation product focus, the editors present several of the latest introductions to the market. Look for a variety of product categories to be highlighted online throughout the year. These are in addition to the products you will find featured in the magazine during 2014.


Z1800 Series Stainless Steel Point Drain by Zurn Industries, LLCz1800
The Z1800 Series Stainless Steel Point Drain is suitable for work environments where sanitary conditions are critical, such as hospitals, food processing facilities, and pharmaceutical applications. Its sloped surface eliminates the buildup of stagnant water, making the drain less likely to harbor bacteria and other unwelcome microorganisms. The Z1800 features anti-tilt covers for safety, removable grates, and a burr free sediment basket. Manufactured from corrosion resistant type 304 stainless steel (type 316 stainless steel options available), the Z1800 Series Stainless Steel Point Drain comes in 12″ (square shaped or round), 8″ (square shaped or round), and 6″ (round) adjustable or fixed models. Certain models allow for side evacuation.


TA Series TCP by VictaulicTATCP by victaulic
The TA Series TCP is a Tour & Andersson (TA) Series TCP Pressure Independent Balancing and Control Valve (PIBCV). It is designed to provide accurate, energy efficient hydronic balancing of heating and cooling systems with optimum throughput over a long lifetime. The balancing and control valve functions are separate with full stroke EQM modulation, providing control valve authority regardless of preset position for energy savings through flow control. The TA Series TCP features an AMETAL® Brass body with a PPS (polyphenylsulphide) valve plug and includes a shutoff function that ensures straightforward maintenance procedures. The valves are available in ½”, ¾”, and 1″ with or without an actuator. Larger sizes are also offered within the FUS1ON Balancing line for 1¼” through 6″.


RD1800™ by Rain Bird®RD1800 Spray
RD1800 is a series of spray heads built to withstand harsh operating conditions such as chemically treated recycled water (reclaimed/non-potable) and dirty water containing grit, debris, and other particulates. It features operating pressures from 15 psi to 100 psi with an operating range of 2½’ to 24′, and when outfitted with an optional PRS pressure regulating device, delivers consistent outlet pressure regardless of inlet pressure fluctuations. RD1800’s co-molded, pressure activated Triple-Blade Wiper Seal precisely balances flushing, flow-by, and debris protection for optimized performance and durability at pop-up and retraction and enables more heads to be installed on the same valve. Constructed of UV resistant plastic and corrosion resistant stainless steel parts, RD1800 includes patent pending Flow-Shield™ Technology so when a nozzle is removed, the amount of water flowing through the stem is reduced by up to 90% compared to an average spray and by up to 50% when compared to a typical pressure regulating spray.


897 Series by Chicago Faucets897 Series by Chicago Faucets
The 897 Series is a line of janitorial sink faucets available in polished chrome (CP) or rough chrome (RCF) finishes and compatible with interchangeable handles, vacuum breaker components, and cartridges. Made of durable brass, they feature an 8″ body with adjustable arms spanning 7-5/8″ to 8-3/4″ and a rated operating pressure of 20 psi to 125 psi. The Quaturn™ compression operating cartridge provides precise water control with 90° turn on and manual shutoff. New models in the 897 Series feature in-line check valves (available as a replacement part) in both the hot and cold supply arms to prevent crossflow, even under extreme conditions. The 897 Series meets ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1 standards and is ADA ANSI/ICC A117.1 compliant.