Sensor-Operated Flush Valve

Moen Inc. announced the release of the FreeHand sensor-operated flush valve. The valve provides energy savings by using an infrared sensor to activate the flush cycle, which ensures efficient water use, according to the company. The sensor uses standard AA batteries or an AC adapter. Features include a 24-hour sentinel flush, self-cleaning filter system, operating pressures ranging from 10 to 120 PSI, manual override button and self-lubricating silicone seals.

Low-Flow Urinals

Sloan Valve Company introduces a series of high-efficiency vitreous china urinals that utilize one pint of water to flush, which contribute to LEED credits 3.1 and 3.2 for water reduction.

Toilet/Sink COMBO

Willoughby Industries offers the combination lavatory/sink unit fabricated from 14-gauge, type 304 stainless steel. The fixture is designed for installation on a finished wall and serviced from an accessible pipe chase. Features include a 13-inch x 9.5-inch x 6-inch elongated toilet bowl, a contoured seat with flushing rim, fast drain with air vent, a 1.5-inch lavatory elbow waste, stainless steel penal filler/bubbler, air-circulating, self-draining soap dish and mounting hardware. Optional features include lavatory valves and waste connections, fixture mounted accessories, toilet overflow preventer, wall sleeves and templates, low-flow 1.6 GPF toilet, flush valves and connections, and toilet waste connections.

Facility Water Control

Sloan Valve Company offers several models of its Royal Flushometers for prisons. The products are built to withstand high-use and high-abuse environments while offering water-saving flush cycles to conserve water and reduce operating expenses. The units are concealed and the diaphragm-type Flushometers are available for water closets and urinals. The new Hydraulic Royal Model 9611 for water closets has two non-hold-open actuator types — a metal button fixture-wall or a panel-mount actuator. It also features high-copper/low-zinc brass casting for dezincification resistance, fixed metering bypass, and no external volume adjustment to ensure water conservation. The company also offers its Programmed Water Technologies product line, which includes systems that allow remote or centralized control of toilets, sinks and showers. The product line allows facility operators to control usage to individual fixtures or entire building for maintenance and security reasons.