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Vacuum Plumbing for Healthcare Facilities


Vacuum plumbing offers unique features and benefits that make it particularly well suited for healthcare facilities such as outpatient surgical centers, clinics, medical offices, and other healthcare related facilities, such as medical laboratories.

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Benefits

A Health Solution
  • Minimizes spread of bacteria by controlling vaporization of flush cycle
  • Reduce health and safety risks
  • Provides protection from waste piping leaks
A Cost Solution
  • Vacuum toilets use only 1/2 gallon per flush
    (68% less than conventional low flush toilets and flush valves on every flush)
  • Reduces maintenance requirements
An Environmental Solution
  • Reduces water consumption
  • Reduces sewage output
  • LEED Point Potential Under Water Efficiency Section
    • Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    • Water Reduction 20-40%
A Renovation Solution

Addresses concerns with:

  • Structural limitations
  • Restrictive site issues
  • Embedded contaminants
A Construction Solution
  • Self-venting eliminates roof penetrations
  • Smaller diameter piping and fittings
  • Piping can be routed vertically or horizontally
  • Facilitates an “open architectural” environment

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"Essentially, AcornVac made it possible to do our project in confined space for a reasonable sum, and master control over wastewater from cradle to grave - an impossibility with gravity plumbing… Ninety-five percent of the work was done right within the space. A nice, neat package."

Jim Hudspath
Project Manager
Center for Medical Science

 

Heathcare Project References

Sutter Novato Medical Clinic
* Achieved LEED Certification *
100 Rowland Way
Novato CA, 94945

Salt Lake City Olympic Medical Clinic
University of Utah
100 South Fort Douglas Blvd.
Salt Lake City UT, 84113

Quintiles Blood Laboratory
1600 Terrill Mill Rd.
Marietta GA, 30067

Resources for this Application
Article ASPE Pipeline, April 2012 - "A New Direction in Patient Room Design and Construction ASPE Pipeline, April 2012 - "A New Direction in Patient Room Design and ConstructionView
Case Study: Center for Medical Science (pdf)AcornVac Enlisted to Stop Dangerous Pathogens from Entering the Public Waste Water SystemView
Healthcare Construction and Renovation Without Disruption Flyer (pdf)Healthcare Construction and Renovation Without Disruption Flyer (pdf)View