|Albuquerque Regional Medical Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Sutter Novato Medical Clinic
*Achieved LEED Certification*
|Quintiles Blood Laboratory
|Salt Lake City Olympic Medical Clinic
University of Utah, Douglas Blvd.
AcornVac Vacuum Plumbing Systems allow unlimited freedom and flexibility in building layout and design by offering a plumbing system that uses vacuums to transport waste water through an engineered drainage piping network before discharge to sanitary waste mains.
AcornVac Vacuum Plumbing Systems give owners and designers an alternative to conventional underslab drainage piping systems by providing solutions that:
A vacuum toilet uses only ½ gallon of water per flush. This provides a significant savings in water supply and sewage disposal costs. These features may contribute to LEED and “green building” interests.
Creates a cleaner environment and reduces the health hazards associated with renovation in an open facility. The operational dynamics of a vacuum plumbing system prevent waste ex-filtration, ensuring that contaminants stay within the waste piping network. The system dynamics also benefit the facility by reducing main line blockages, resulting in lower maintenance cost and operational disruption.
The system contributes to a healthier, more sanitary environment, by eliminating the vaporization of water from the toilet bowl during a flush. This minimizes the spread of bacteria around the toilet fixture and within the facility.
Vacuum provides a solution for routing waste piping through congested, space restricted areas. Because vacuum waste piping can be installed overhead and easily routed around existing mechanical, electrical or structural elements, it facilitates the relocation of plumbing fixtures and equipment without impacting floors below, and without concern for coordination with existing waste piping.