Sensor Taps

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Introduction

Sensor taps are automatic taps through which water only flows when hands activate the fixture. These taps have built in sensors which result in considerable saving of water. The moment the hands are removed from below the taps, the tap stops flowing the water out. These become more advantageous for people who move slowly and often allow taps to flow longer than necessary or forget to turn the taps off.


Brief Description

If a washcloth or paper towel settles or block the sink, this can trigger or send a false signal to Sensor taps or electronic taps, hence forcing it to dispense water unnecessarily. But should this happen, sensor taps incorporate state-of-the-art technology that shuts off the water valve after 30 seconds avoiding any risk of flooding.


Advantages:

  1. Reduced Cost and Maintenance
  2. Water Conservation: Sensor taps uses an average of 0.20 gallons of water per use, compared with 0.65 gallons for the manual tap. After taking the costs of energy, sewerage, and maintenance into consideration, Sensor taps decreased water and energy usage by 70%
  3. Long-term cost: Taking water conservation into consideration which in turn saves money on water bills, sensor activated taps saves more money long term
  4. Energy Saving: There's more energy needed when producing sensor taps, but this greatly reduced when it comes to the amount of water it saves long-term. With manual taps, a lot more water is wasted, which means that a lot of energy is needed to re-process the wastage water back to the consumer. With sensor tap, less water is wasted and less water for processing plants to process. The level of energy saved is usually not apparent at short-term, but adds up at long-term basis.


References:

http://www.autotaps.com/why-electronic-taps.html

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