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During the last few months, I have heard a number of debates about the use of the term “potable water” versus “drinking water.” What has been interesting is everyone actively involved in the plumbing profession insists on using the term “potable water.” While others think that “drinking water” is more understood by the general public.
Of all the topics I’ve covered in my column, strategy is the one to which I keep coming back. Astute readers might be asking at this point, “Why?” Especially when we hear so often that “culture eats strategy for breakfast,” and other axioms that denigrate strategy. Why does Christoph keep on writing about this “outdated” topic more than others?
WINT Water Intelligence announces its award-winning technology is available and ready to be directly integrated into fire sprinkler systems. This new solution helps owners and facilities managers prevent water damage from the accidental discharge of water from fire suppression sprinkler systems. WINT’s devices are installed along the sprinkler supply and can detect exceptionally low drip rates. The AI technology and machine learning capabilities provide intelligent monitoring and alert in real-time when the tiniest leaks start.
Flushmate introduces the new Flushmate 503 series 1.6-gpf and 503H series 1.28-gpf pressure-assisted systems for pressure-assisted toilets. The new Flushmate system features an enhanced vessel design with improved flushing performance to offer years of hassle-free service and water savings, the company states. The new Flushmate 503 and 503H systems for 1.6 and 1.28 gpf, offer the existing benefits of a dependable single-flush performance and up to a 50% larger water surface area compared to traditional gravity toilets to reduce odors and keep the bowl cleaner by reducing the dry surface area, plus the new models offer improved drainline carry, Flushmate explains.
The VR SpecPAK pressure boosting system from Franklin Electric combines the benefits of high-performing VR series vertical multi-stage pumps with premium-efficiency TEFC motors and variable-frequency drives – all in one, the company explains. Users can easily size the VR SpecPAK to comply with pressure boosting needs in most commercial, industrial or multi-residential settings. Franklin Electric’s industry-leading FE Select online tool navigates users through options to quickly configure and quote their package, the manufacturer adds.
Steril-Aire’s Ceiling HEPA Pro+ is a HEPA air filtration system designed for installation above drop ceilings that runs independently to deliver an increased number of clean air changes per hour without interfering with HVAC system performance; minimizes sound for occupants; does not take up floor space like typical portable air cleaners; delivers market-leading clean air delivery per-dollar of any installed filtration system, the company notes; and distributed return and supply promotes better delivery of clean air and allows for different engineering strategies to be employed to protect occupants, Steril-Aire adds.