Chicago Faucets' new brochure, Electronic Faucets for Patient Care Applications, features the company's exclusive HyTronic® PCA electronic faucet line. HyTronic PCA faucets were tested at the University of Pittsburgh, with culture and sample analysis performed by Special Pathogens Laboratory, a nationally-recognized analytical microbiology laboratory. The brochure includes an extensive overview of the research, which investigated bacteria growth in electronic faucets.
As a result of the tests, HyTronic PCA faucets were found to limit the tested microbial contamination to a level statistically similar to standards set by a conventional manual faucet. Healthcare facilities that install HyTronic PCA faucets need not worry that introducing electronic faucets into the plumbing system will raise the level of contamination in their water supply.
The HyTronic PCA line includes battery-powered and AC-powered units with standard or gooseneck spout options. An optional remote control may be used for mode and setting adjustments. This easy-to-service product line is designed specifically to improve patient care, offering touch-free, dual-beam activation for faster faucet response time, quieter operation for patient comfort, and improved hygiene.
"Bacterial contamination of hot water systems is a common problem in large healthcare facilities," says John Fitzgerald, vice president of Chicago Faucets. "Growth of bacteria can cause both structural damage due to microbially-induced corrosion and human infection. We are pleased to introduce these ground-breaking faucets – and the research that backs them up – to the healthcare industry."
Source: Chicago Faucets