Spaces4Learning Announces 2021 SANICOM 2 as Award Winner

News 07/16/2021

Spaces4Learning Announces 2021 SANICOM 2 as Award Winner

Spaces4Learning Announces 2021 New Product Award Winners

Spaces4Learning has announced the winners of its 2021 New Product Awards. Spaces4Learning is a leading publication for education institutions, the architectural community, service providers and others interested in creating high-quality facilities. The brand’s magazine, website and digital products bring together a broad array of vital resources and services that keep facilities professionals abreast of current issues, trends and research; provide professional development opportunities; and connect those sharing a common interest.

The New Product Award program honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to enhance the learning environment.

“This year’s New Product Award competition drew a unique mixture of solutions for K–12 and higher education, from products designed to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff to tools designed to enhance teaching and learning, whether in-person or remote,” said David Nagel, editorial director of Spaces4Learning. “We congratulate all of our winners and thank them for the work they’re doing for education at this critical time.”

A panel of judges from the industry selected the following winners in the seventh year of this contest:

Winners included the Sanicom 2 in the Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing – Plumbing, Platinum Section!

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Saniflo’s Sanicom 2

Saniflo’s Sanicom 2 drain pump was selected as the 2021 Commercial Comfort Product of the Year in the in the Pumps/Flow Controls category.

The Sanicom 2 powerful drain duplex pump is a successor to the Sanicom1, simplex drain pump. Ideal for commercial uses, due to the pump’s two 2 horsepower motors, it can move up to 140 gallons of fluid per minute with both pumps automatically activating simultaneously when the incoming flow rate exceeds that of a single pump. Like the Sanicom 1, the new duplex model can handle fluids up to 194°F, making it ideal for industrial-scale dishwashers, commercial washing machines, hydroponic crop growing, and any other commercial and industrial applications requiring wastewater evacuation.

The Sanicom 2 comes equipped with two, 2-horsepower, 220-V motors for handling multiple commercial fixtures that must process large volumes of high-temperature water, grease, or chemicals.

With horsepower ratings higher than other Saniflo systems, the Sanicom 2 discharges gray water through 1.5-inch pipe 32 feet vertically, 390 feet horizontally, or a combination of both. (A vertical run of 3 feet is equal to a horizontal run of 30 feet.) The pump comes equipped with built-in check valves on the discharge of each motor.

“As an ‘above-the-floor’ plumbing solution capable of quickly handling large quantities of extremely hot waste water, grease and chemicals, the Sanicom 2 is unlike any other commercial drain pump on today’s market,” said Jose Pachas, U.S. technical manager, Saniflo. “Installers, engineers, and facility managers will find it a highly reliable product for keeping their systems fully operational.”

The original Sanicom 1 was unveiled in 2017. The new Sanicom 2 is an outgrowth of that original launch, based on the evolving needs on the marketplace. The Sanicom 1 has been available in Europe for about 16 years and Sanicom 2 for more than five years.

“We took into account information from consulting and specifying engineers/architects to see what factors they evaluate, such as the pump performance, when specifying this type of product,” Pachas said. “It was also based on input from installers and service personnel who value easier maintenance routines in the field.”

A fail-proof sensing mechanism system detects the water level inside the Sanicom 2. This system consists of three pressure switches, each installed in its own internal dip tube. With three different switches, it is nearly impossible for the unit to fail to activate with incoming fluids.

The Sanicom 2 enclosure offers a 2-inch inlet on either side in compliance with major plumbing codes in the U.S. and Canada, positioned close to the floor to speed up installation by reducing the height at which floor-level plumbing fixtures must sit to achieve proper drainage.

Its enclosure is made of rugged high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that is engineered to resist corrosion from hot grease and harsh chemicals likely to be found in heavy-duty commercial applications.

It has been designed to keep maintenance to a minimum. If servicing is needed, the two motors, electrical components, pressure-level switches, and dip tubes are all readily accessible and easily removed.