AcornVac Vacuum Plumbing and Drainage Systems provide an alternate to gravity drainage of condensate, gray water and sanitary waste. Typical sanitary and gray water applications include toilets, sinks, showers, urinals, and drinking fountains. Typical condensate applications include refrigeration coils servicing coolers and freezers as well as frozen and refrigerated food display cases.
AcornVac Vacuum Plumbing and Drainage Systems
FLEXIBILITY IN DESIGN & LAYOUT OF FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT
Vacuum drainage piping can be routed where most convenient including overhead or through voids in ceiling spaces, eliminating the need for under slab piping and providing owners and designers unlimited freedom to locate fixtures or equipment throughout the facility.
REDUCED WATER USAGE & SEWER OUTPUT
AcornVac vacuum toilets use ½ gallon of water per flush, providing a significant reduction in annual water and sewage costs when compared to conventional toilets. This is of great benefit anywhere, especially in areas where water conservation is important, or in areas where sewer mains or treatment facilities are already heavily impacted.
REDUCED PIPING REQUIREMENTS
Pipe sizes in a vacuum plumbing system are significantly reduced – in most cases up to 50%. And because the system is closed, there is no requirement for venting and associated roof penetrations. In addition, unlike conventional slope requirements of gravity drainage systems, vacuum system drainage piping requires minimal slope that can be recovered at intervals and can be conveniently routed around obstacles.
REDUCED CONSTRUCTION COSTS
Smaller diameter piping and the elimination of vent piping reduces material and labor costs. Project completion schedules can be accelerated. Minimizing the drain line depth in campus arranged systems can reduce trenching and shoring costs.