Answers to some of the most pressurized issues in plumbing today.
November 3, 2018
Every commercial building project has its share of challenges. Sometimes those challenges require innovation and code exceptions, other times they simply necessitate a thorough understanding of the facility and its design goals.
Scalding hot water from fixture faucets and fittings accounts for more than 25 percent of all scald burns in children. The elderly and the physically impaired also are at increased risk of scald burns because they have thinner skin and slower reactions. They often cannot recognize a hazard and get out of harm’s way before a serious burn can occur.
Tankless water heater technology helped a California developer make the best use of space and track tenant energy consumption.
October 8, 2018
In rehabbing the space that would become the cutting-edge food emporium 4th Street Market, developer Ryan Chase had two goals: locate the water-heaters on the roof and track fuel consumption usage by tenant. Tankless technology helped him achieve both.
Capturing and reclaiming water, once an idea primarily of interest to environmentalists, is serious business today as municipalities’ aging water infrastructures and shrinking budgets are under stress. Combined with modern technology, these old ideas are finding new uses in commercial applications.
To achieve comfort and efficiency in a hot water distribution system, many plumbing engineers are incorporating hot water recirculation systems into their designs. But to reap the benefits of such a system, balancing valves must be incorporated into design considerations.