The Enware Technical Guide To Everything

Tags:   Mechanical Features , Glossary , Water Information

With each of our products, Enware provides a list of mechanical and water technical information to help people in deciding what products are required for their next project.

However, people can be confused at times what each function actually means from product-to-product. With over twenty different definitions across our product range, we have created a handy list for you below.

 

 

Dynamic Inlet Pressures

The pressure in pipework under flow conditions (also called flow pressure)

Static Inlet Pressures

Measurement of stagnant fluid

Hot Temperature Supply Range

This is the range of water temperature delivered at “hot” levels

Cold Temperature Supply Range

This is the range of water temperature delivered at “cold” levels

Minimum Temperature Differential

Minimum difference in temperature upon delivery

Thermostatic Temperature Range

The ideal operating temperature range for a Thermostatic Mixing Valve

Minimum Flow Rate

The minimum rate of a fluctuating flow

Maximum Flow Rate – Thermostatic Mixing Valve

The maximum continuous flow rate of water. A mixing valve in which the temperature of the water from the mixed water outlet is automatically controlled by a thermostatic

element/sensor to a preselected temperature that is suitable for direct contact with the skin.

Working Pressure Range

The nominal inlet pressure at which a pressure or a vacuum relief valve is set to first open in service or the nominal outlet pressure which a pressure-reducing valve is set to maintain.

Recommended Maximum Pressure

The maximum pressure that can be sustained with a factor of safety, by the type and class of pipe or fitting for its estimated useful life

under the anticipated working conditions

Working Temperature Range

The nominal temperature at which a temperature-relief valve is set to

first open in service.

Inlet Connection

Size and type of inlet

Water Supply Pressure

What is the recommended supply pressure for a product

Outlet Connection

A connection made at the outlet of an appliance, fixture or fitting

Pan load rating

How much weight the toilet pan can withstand

Water Supply Line Size

What are the dimensions for optimal water to be supplied into the product

Minimum Performance Requirements – Min Working Pressure

What is the optimal minimum working pressure for the product

Minimum Performance Requirements – Min Flow Requirements

The minimum rate of a fluctuating flow required for the product to function

Waste Water Outlet Size

Measurements for the outgoing waste water outlet

Mounting Base Size

The dimensions of the mounting base for a product

Flow Rate

What will be the water flow rate for a product

Shipping

What is the shipping weight and dimensions the product will be delivered in

Ceramic Disc Minimum-Maximum Working Pressure

Range of maximum static water pressure for the ceramic disc which is a ceramic disc draw-off tap with horizontal inlet and free water outlet

Ceramic Disc Maximum Static Pressure

Range of maximum static water pressure for the ceramic disc  which is a ceramic disc draw-off tap with horizontal inlet and free water outlet

Ceramic Disc Maximum Working Temperature

Range of maximum working temperature

Jumper Valve Minimum-Maximum Working Pressure

Range of the minimum to maximum working pressure for a jumper valve to operate which is a component of a screwdown valve or tap, which forms the closing member of the valve. Generally constructed of copper alloy or plastics

Jumper Valve Maximum Static Pressure

The maximum static pressure for the jumper valve to operate which is a component of a screwdown valve or tap, which forms the closing member of the valve. Generally constructed of copper alloy or plastics

Jumper Valve Maximum Working Temperature

The maximum temperature for the jumper valve to operate which is a component of a screwdown valve or tap, which forms the closing member of the valve. Generally constructed of copper alloy or plastics

WELS                  

Acronym for Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme, provides water efficiency rating for showers, taps and other water products

AS/NZS

Acronyms for Australia Standard and New Zealand Standard. Under an Active Co-operation Agreement between Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand,

Australian/New Zealand Standards are prepared by committees of experts from industry, governments, consumers and other sectors. The requirements or recommendations contained in published Standards are a consensus of the views of representative interests and also take account of comments received from other sources. They reflect the latest scientific and industry experience. Australian/New Zealand Standards are kept under continuous review after publication and are updated regularly to take account of changing technology

Watermark (level 1&2)

Watermark Level 1 - Minimum certification mark required under the National Plumbing

Products Certification scheme for most products, which requires full

third party certification

 

Watermark Level 2 - Minimum certification mark required under the National Plumbing Products Certification scheme for low risk products, which requires

type test certification



If you need any further help with our technical information, be sure to contact our team on 1300 369 273 or email info@enware.com.au.

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