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2nd Gen Adjustable Smart Water Valve™ Cuts Water (and Sewer) Bills

Boost Portfolio NOI and Value

 

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Adjustable Smart Water Valve™ Cuts Water and Sewer Bills    5-30%+

Smart Water Valve™Benefits Provided To

  • Office Buildings

  • Medical Facilities

  • HOA's

  • Hotels

  • Industrial

  • Apartment Buildings

  • Commercial Laundries

  • Restaurants

  • Car Washes

  • Schools, Colleges and Universities

  • Municipal Utility Districts

  • Home Builders and the Home Owner

  • Fast Food Companies

 

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Smart Idea

Adjustable Smart Water Valve™

Smart Water Valve™Creation of An Idea:

  1. City “water” contains air and water

  2. Water meters do not distinguish between volumes of water and air

  3. Air volume and cavitation may be reduced by reducing the pressure drop across the meter

Therefore:

  1. We bought the original patent US Patent #8,707,981

  2. We have built a Second Generation Adjustable SmartValveTM

  3. It may easily adjusted on-site, in-situ with no operational interruption

 

The Adjustable Smart Water Valve™Advantage - Adjust it in-situ if the municipal PSI changes

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One-time installation

The 2nd Generation Smart Water Valve is externally adjustable. Once installed it can be quickly and easily adjusted without ever needing to turn off the water to remove the device.

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Consistently better performance

The Smart Water Valve now has a wide range of effect settings - from ‘zero effect’ to ‘maximum effect’ and all points in between. Once the water is turned back on the valve may be adjusted to the perfect setting for the system. This eliminates guesswork in calibrating a valve BEFORE installation.


Ability to adjust to changes

Greater flow Rates

 

Highly visible

 

Fully Certified

In the future, if the system pressure or flow rate changes up or down the Smart Water Valve can be quickly and easily be adjusted to maintain maximum savings without the need to interrupt service.


Older valves are often designed to slide inside the pipe in flanged versions, or they are typically male threaded in threaded pipe sizes. This results in a significantly smaller interior diameter than the existing pipe, which therefore lowers your maximum flow rate. The 2nd generation Smart Water Valve is either double flanged (3-inch and larger) or female threaded (2-inch and smaller) – giving a larger interior diameter with no loss in flow capacity.


Facility managers and other personnel come and go. A new facility manager might not know about or be able to easily locate a valve that is installed inside a pipe. Because the 2nd Generation Smart Water Valve is double flanged and clearly marked, it will always be highly visible and easy to locate.


The new adjustable design works is also made with primarily of Acetron GP, an extremely strong, self-lubricating space-age resin. Acetron GP is the material of choice when precision parts are required for impact and wear resistance in a wide range of industrial and mechanical applications. With low, consistent internal stress, this material experiences little dimensional change during use. Acetron GP is also an ideal material for use in wet environments. Acetron GP resists moisture, will not accumulate particulates, and will not corrode. The material also self-seals extremely well eliminating the need for seals and gaskets that would wear out. Acetron GP is the ideal choice for installing the SMART VALVE. All non-Acetron GP components are manufactured from food-grade stainless steel.

It is covered by the same NSF 61 and NSF 372 certifications.

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"By reducing the pressure drop and decreasing turbulence across the meter, our valve accurately measures your actual water usage and reduces your water bill."

— PACE Houston

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How the Smart Water Valve Works

 
 

By Keeping Entrained Gases (Air) in a Dissolved Mode
The valve is installed on the downstream side of the water meter. It reduces the pressure drop across the meter; thus, keeping entrained gas in a dissolved mode (limiting its volume) as the water passes through the meter - so that a volumetric meter more accurately measures the actual water usage.

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Saves $ in All Installations, Conserves Water in Some Installation Configurations

When the volume of water or PSI is reduced at its final point of use, the valve will also conserve water in addition to reducing your water bill.

Three Examples

Example 1 - House Tank - Saves Money, but does not conserve water.

In this situation the water is dropped into an open house tank that is not pressurized. This means that the water pressure drops from let’s say a municipal water pressure of 35-95 PSI to zero PSI. In this situation, the water bill $ savings can be quite large because the air in the city water immediately expands when the clay valve is opened and, in addition, turbulence is created at the meter. We have seen 20-35% savings in open house tank situations. However, in this situation, no actual water is conserved because the building pressure and volume is controlled after the open tank. (This is the same situation your toilet tank is in. Whatever you do before the tank does not affect the actual amount of water you use - although you could reduce the amount of air you buy with our valve.)

Example II -Direct Drive Booster Pump - Save Money, Conserve Water

These pumps maintain a constant PSI boost regardless of incoming PSI. If a lower PSI (due to the Smart Water Valve) is carried to the end use point, water conservation is possible in addition to dollars being saved due to the meter reading more accurately.

Example III - Variable speed drive or variable frequency drive Booster Pumps - Save Money, No Water Conservation

These boost PSI to a set point, the amount of the increase is adjusted based on the changing incoming PSI. However the PSI into building stays constant. Therefore, no water conservation is achieved because there is not a change in PSI at end use point. But again, your water bill will be reduced because the pressure drop across the meter and the cavitation at the meter is reduced.

Example IV - No Booster Pump or House Tank - Save Money and Conserve Water

This example is what is seen at many one and two story apartment buildings. In this case the valve both conserves water (by reducing the PSI at the end point) and reduces the pressure drop across the meter and cavitation at the meter (thus causing the water meter to charge you for the less water you do use and not the air you never use.)

Example V - Irrigation Systems - Save Money and Conserve Water

In this example, assuming you always need the same volume of water delivered to your grass and plants, the Smart Water Valve produces savings by reducing the pressure drop across the meter and by reducing cavitation at the meter. Because these systems turn on and off frequently and spray water into the open, the savings produced by the Smart Water Valve can be significant because as the valves turn on and off, there is a rush of water across the meter - likely causing cavitation and the entrained air in the city line to quickly expand as the water moves across the meter.

Adjustable to Keep Your Building Running in Unexpected Events

Because the valve is adjustable, it may be very easily adjusted by the building engineer in-situ if conditions unexpectedly change.

The Smart Valve air compression benefit works on all single jet, multi jet, and turbine category positive displacement meters. These make up over 99% of all water meters in use.

The science is based upon Boyle’s Law regarding gas pressure and volume and Le Chatelier’s Principle of Volumetric Dynamics. The Smart Water Valve is installed in your water line on your side of the meter. The variable spring loaded plunger maintains a constant pressure on the incoming water supply.

This manifests itself into a high pressure point on the other side of the water meter. When air reaches this pressure point, the entrained or suspended air remains compressed. It passes through the water meter in its original compressed state until after it passes through the Smart Water Valve and soon, after the city meter, returns to its original uncompressed state. The Smart Water Valve does NOT remove the air and nor does it compress the air, it just keeps the air volume from expanding.

Everyday Example of Entrained Air

A common example of “entrained” or suspended gasses is seen when we shake up a soda bottle. The Smart Water Valve is like the bottle cap keeping the system pressurized. The gasses are in there but you can’t see them until you remove the cap - and neither can your water meter.

Pressure And Flow Stabilization
Other ways in which water meters can be inaccurate are during very high, low flow or pressure surges. Water meters are designed to be accurate within a specific flow range. If the flow exceeds this range it can ‘over-spin’ causing your readings to be inflated. An example is when your water is off but then something is opened and this creates an initial surge then a pressure drop. These surges and drops can also be caused by variability in the municipal water supply.

The Smart Water Valve proprietary spring loaded technology acts as a ‘shock absorber’, eliminating these peaks and valleys and creating a smooth, even flow that keeps your meter readings accurate and protects against damage that can occur from a surge.

Actual Reduced Water Consumption in Some Situations
Any time you insert anything into a water line it will act as a flow restrictor to some extent. The Smart Water Valve creates a minimal amount of flow restriction that will save the user additional money when the volume or PSI at the exit final exit point is reduced - such as showers, sinks, hoses and the like. In apartment complexes, for example, a Smart Water Valve can also be used to convert the entire facility to a water conservation low-flow profile without the need to install individual flow regulators or replace older fixtures. The flow restriction continues at each fixture, regardless of any tenant changes made at the fixture.

A Pressure Reducer in High PSI Situations

Furthermore, almost all water devices are designed for approximately 65 PSI water supply. A higher psi can cause excessive water use and leakage at seals and gaskets that often goes undetected. In these cases a pressure reducer is typically used to maintain a 60-65 PSI to the facility. Unfortunately these devices require maintenance and often fail. The Smart Water Valve acts as a pressure reducer in high-PSI water systems, eliminating the problems caused by excessive water pressure.

Other Benefits
By virtue of its design the Smart Water Valve act as a secondary back flow preventer to protect the municipal water supply. This is becoming more and more important as municipalities seek to better protect our water reserves from contamination.