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Reliable. Sustainable. Smart Zurn Elkay Water Solutions, the industry’s largest supplier of cleaner water solutions for drinking water, hygiene and sustainable water management, launched new Zurn Hydro•X Power® flush valves and faucets with EZ Gear Technology to enhance Zurn’s complete line of total restroom solutions. Zurn offers a complete line of innovative and reliable products Read more

Reliable. Sustainable. Smart

Zurn Elkay Water Solutions, the industry’s largest supplier of cleaner water solutions for drinking water, hygiene and sustainable water management, launched new Zurn Hydro•X Power® flush valves and faucets with EZ Gear Technology to enhance Zurn’s complete line of total restroom solutions.

Zurn offers a complete line of innovative and reliable products engineered to deliver on style and performance. Thoughtful, innovative fixtures help customers meet sustainability goals with minimal environmental impact. The new, next-level faucets and flush valves add efficiency to your workplace.

Pair Hydro•X faucets and flush valves to maximize sustainability goals and reduce waste without compromising on design. Hydro•X Power technology delivers renewable, uninterrupted hydropower designed to last the life expectancy of a commercial restroom. With each use, water flowing through the faucet generates and stores renewable hydropower with no interruptions, allowing you to meet your sustainability goals more easily. The new faucets and flush valves also come with Zurn’s EZ Gear technology, which uses a gear-driven ceramic cartridge that is less susceptible to debris and buildup for easy maintenance and outperforms temperamental solenoids.

The new sensor faucets are compatible with the new Bluetooth app, plumbPRO™ by Zurn Elkay, that comes standard for point-of-use wireless programmable metering, on-demand or automatic line flushing, timeout and sensor sensitivity settings. The fixtures have a soft-close design that eliminates water hammer for a quieter time at the sink. No-delay touchless sensor water activation is intuitive for an effortless hand washing experience.

Zurn’s new hydropower sensor flush valves have a heavy-duty construction with a highly polished chrome finish to provide long-term durability and vandal resistance in a contemporary design. They also utilize the industry-leading, triple filtered AquaVantage® diaphragm. Gaskets and seals are made of chemical-resistant thermoplastic elastomer, which lasts 8-10 times longer than traditional rubber, reducing maintenance costs. For on-demand flushing, a true mechanical override button comes standard on all units.

Zurn’s Hydro•X Power flush valves and faucets with EZ Gear deliver a winning combination of a gear-driven ceramic cartridge and hydropower. The result is a superior restroom experience paired with an attractive design, so you compromise on nothing.

To learn more about Zurn Elkay’s total restroom solutions, visit zurn.com/total-restroom-solutions

The release of a new Plumbing Specification Guide from Safe Piping Matters gives design and construction professionals an additional resource to guide evaluation and selection of pipe and fittings for drinking-water, drain/waste/vent, fire-suppression, and other critical piping applications. The new specification guide will also support municipalities and owners of individual buildings as they work to Read more

The release of a new Plumbing Specification Guide from Safe Piping Matters gives design and construction professionals an additional resource to guide evaluation and selection of pipe and fittings for drinking-water, drain/waste/vent, fire-suppression, and other critical piping applications. The new specification guide will also support municipalities and owners of individual buildings as they work to upgrade piping systems, including replacing infrastructure prioritized in recent federal programs.

“Recent piping crises illustrate the importance of making thoughtful, informed choices,” said Paul Hagar, Executive Director of Safe Piping Matters. “Lead pipes are a prime example – a once widely available, affordable piping material deemed safe for use. Over the last decade, however, communities are investing billions of dollars and countless hours finding and replacing these toxic pipes. Piping systems represent a hidden opportunity to ensure the safety and health of occupants while also supporting the sustainability and resilience of a building.”

Available at SafePipingMatters.org/guide, the specification guide offers straightforward explanations and recommendations based on industry expertise, academic research, and real-world examples. Key topics include:

  • System configurations
  • Piping material strengths and weaknesses
  • Plumbing codes, standards, and specification language
  • Safety issues such as permeation, combustibility, and firestopping
  • Health risks from leaching and toxicity
  • Resilience factors that affect the lifespan of pipe
  • Environmental issues related to production and disposal of pipe materials
  • Emerging issues

Safe Piping Matters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing design and construction professionals the best information on safe, resilient, and sustainable piping. We believe systems should not only improve building performance, but also protect the health of the people who live and work in them. Details at SafePipingMatters.org.

NIBCO INC. continues to expand its press valve line with the Press Slip Ball Valve (PC-FP600A-S-LF). This valve is easy to add to existing copper piping, or to replace an old valve without needing extra fittings. The new valve simplifies installation by eliminating two or more connections and leak paths reducing labor time. Ideal for Read more

NIBCO INC. continues to expand its press valve line with the Press Slip Ball Valve (PC-FP600A-S-LF). This valve is easy to add to existing copper piping, or to replace an old valve without needing extra fittings. The new valve simplifies installation by eliminating two or more connections and leak paths reducing labor time.

Ideal for residential use, this valve is suitable for drinking water, HVAC, and domestic hot and cold water applications. The dezincification-resistant lead-free brass valve (PC-FP600A-S-LF) has a patented leak detection feature rated to 250 psi Cold Working Pressure. Available in ½” to 1”, the valve has a maximum pressure rating of 225 psi at 250°F.

The valve is not intended for steam or gas usage, but is capable of isolation and throttling (half open to full open only) and can be connected to rigid copper tubing manufactured per ASTM B88, Condition H (hard drawn). The valve meets IAPMO/ANSI Z1157, NSF/ANSI-61/372 and MSS SP-110/145 and conforms to ASME B16.51.

For more info, www.nibco.com.