Water Saving

Fiore Rubinetterie Srl
Date:  27 July 2015
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Drinking water is the fundamental basis for the life on our planet and it is our duty to protect and preserve this precious resource. FIORE suggest the use some special items to reduce the flow so to used the right quantity of water, neither too little nor too much. Reducing the water consumption means as well as reducing the energy required to heat it, so obtaining a reduction of CO2 emissions.

At Fiore we motivate our clients in the optimization of energy efficiency in the everyday life: taking a bath or a shower, washing dishes in the kitchen, brush your teeth... By customizing our products with our special water and energy saving tools each of us can help to protect the environment and the climate.

Benefits of a faucet with an Eco Stop Cartridge

Using a faucet with an Eco Stop cartridge  can reduce by 50% the use of water and energy, without compromising the user's needs. This saving is the result of psychological factors and mechanical systems, as explained below.

Psychological factor: when a wash basin mixer is equipped with a cartridge Eco Stop, the relationship between the position of the lever and the water temperature is such that, when the lever is in the central position, the water comes out cold. When the lever is rotated to the left, the flow of water becomes hot. For aesthetic and symmetrical reasons, the lever of the mixer is usually left in the central position and then opened and closed in such position where we would have warm water (between the hot and cold) with a normal cartridge.  The cold water is in the central position with an Eco Stop cartridge, therefore you could have have a saving of energy and duration of your boiler.

Mechanical factor: there are two brake mechanisms built into an Ecostop cartridge. These brakes are activated respectively once the temperature reaches 38°C, and the capacity reaches 9 l/min.

Temperature regulator: when turning the lever to the left, the user will feel some resistance at a certain point. This is the point at which the water temperature has hit approximately 38°C.

Capacity regulator: when a mixer with an Eco Stop cartridge is opened, an automatic brake applies itself at the point at which the water capacity reaches 9 l/min. This flow is normally enough to satisfy any day-to-day need, but should the user find capacity too low, they can simply overcome the brake to increase the flow. This prevents the user getting too much water when it is not required and therefore saves on water usage.



ADVANTAGES OF A TAPFITTED WITH ECO AERATORS

The low water flow aerator has a 7,5 l/min flow at a 3 bar pressure. It belongs to class Z. The common aerators have a flow of about 17 C at a 3 bar pressure and they belong to class S.

The difference, which is quite evident from graph, is not so perceived while using tap. In fact, the intensity of the jet is the same: only the quantity of water changes because there is the addition of air.




Flow reducerpca1,5gpm for the kitchen

For the bathroom taps, wash basin and bidet mixers, and for the kitchen taps we supply our items with an aerator giving the MAX flow rate 1.5 gpm below 6 l/min, the maximum request from all standard.

The New Aerator 1.5 gpm guarantees:

- Water saving system: a convenient and inexpensive way to save water and energy when you use the mixers
- Pressure compensating for near-constant flow from 0.8 to 6 bar ( 80 to 600 kPa)
- Supplies all outlets evenly with water
- Provides a non-splashing water
- Integrated anti-clogging dome screen filters sediments and particles
- Virtually unbreakable single piece insert ensures a longer useable life
- Easy clean lime deposits can easily be rubbed off



Flow reducerpca0,5gpm for public bathrooms

For the bathrooms public places we are able to provide our products equipped with aerators and Flow Regulator Washer with a maximum flow rate  below 2 l/min,  the maximum request from all standard.

 The New Aerator 0.5 gpm guarantee:

- Water saving system: a convenient and inexpensive way to save water and energy when you use the mixers
- Pressure compensating for near-constant flow from 0.8 to 6 bar ( 80 to 600 kPa)
- Supplies all outlets evenly with water
- Provides a non-splashing water
- Hidden inside and invisible from the outside (theft-proof)
- Retaining tabs for secure positioning
- Integrated anti-clogging dome screen filters sediments and particles
- Virtually unbreakable single piece insert ensures a longer useable life
- Easy clean lime deposits can easily be rubbed off


Flow washer regulatorpca2,0gpm for bathrooms shower head

For the bathroom shower head, we supply our items with the Flow Washer Regulator giving the MAX flow rate 2.0 gpm below 8 l/min, the maximum request from all standard.

The New Flow Washer Regulator 2.0 gpm guarantees:
- Water saving system: a convenient and inexpensive way to save water and energy when taking a shower
- Pressure compensating for near-constant flow from 0.8 to 6 bar ( 80 to 600 kPa)
- Hidden inside and invisible from the outside (theft-proof)
- Retaining tabs for secure positioning
- Virtually unbreakable single piece insert ensures a longer useable life
- Easy to assemble in our 1/2" shower hose fitting; perfect for retrofit

- Easy clean lime deposits can easily be rubbed off