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THE ENWARE TECHNICAL GUIDE TO EVERYTHING

THE ENWARE TECHNICAL GUIDE TO EVERYTHING

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.