Vacuum Plumbing Systems Project Showcase


Project Case Studies

AcornVac®’s vacuum plumbing systems can provide control, security, and safety to state correctional facilities, alleviate the hazards associated with biochemical waste from medical institutions, or simply allow various organizations across the nation a way to save water, ensure cleaner facilities, and provide flexibility and security that traditional plumbing systems do not.

Check out the case studies below for real-world examples and see how vacuum plumbing might be able to help you!


Grocery Stores/Retail Warehouses

Quality Technical Solutions Solved Difficult Wastewater Engineering Problems

Vacuum Plumbing Systems in Grocery Stores, Supermarkets, and Retail Warehouses

After Amazon opened its San Bernardino fulfillment center, they saw a need to include a grocery fulfillment department. Dry goods could be stored easily, but perishables, dairy, and fresh produce required refrigeration.

Faced with the expensive challenge of trenching through a prohibitively thick slab with structural steel throughout, the designers decided to utilize AcornVac’s vacuum plumbing system, an overhead plumbing solution that avoided floor cutting altogether.

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Commercial Industries

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Tesla Installs AcornVac Vacuum Plumbing Systems at Their New, State-of-the-Art Gigafactory

Tesla’s plans to ramp up production to 500,000 electric vehicles annually by 2018 accelerated the transition to sustainable energy and permanently altered the trajectory of the auto industry.

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AcornVac Chosen for Its Innovative Power of Vacuum Plumbing

While the location selected for Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar was a restaurateur’s dream, the construction challenges were an architect’s nightmare. See how vacuum plumbing solved the problem!

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Prisons, Jails and Correctional Facilities

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High Security with Low Impact

At the Salinas Valley State Prison in Central California, inmates had taken a liking to passing contraband through outdated gravity plumbing systems, occasionally causing disturbances with incessant flushes and clogs.

This case study will help you learn more about how AcornVac’s state-of-the-art vacuum plumbing system helped decrease the flow of contraband nearly eliminate plumbing blockages.

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How Correctional Institutions Stem Crimes with Modern Architectural Plumbing

Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, the Western Virginia Regional Jail in Salem, Va., is considered one of the safest and most cost-efficient correctional institutions of its kind. In addition to keeping our prisons cleaner and safer, AcornVac’s cutting-edge “half gallon flush” has helped to decrease water usage in facilities around the country.

Take a look at this case study to learn more about the sustainability benefits of vacuum plumbing.

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Hospital and Medical Facilities

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Center for Medical Science Renovates for Bio-Defense Expansion

If released into the atmosphere, biochemical excretions quite possibly pose the greatest threat to our society. AcornVac has realized the potential dangers of biochemical and medical engineering and has offered its services to help eliminate this hazard.

In 2010, the Center for Medical Science (CMS) in Albany, N.Y., recognized our dedication to safety. This case study will provide insight on how AcornVac can alleviate common concerns in the medical and healthcare communities.

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