AccuMix II, ProAdvantage and Three Phase
Meeting Commercial Needs
Many of the applications for Eemax® tankless electric hot water heaters are the sort of commercial processes that you might not often think of on a day-to-day basis but are nonetheless essential to various aspects of modern living. From their ability to provide on-demand hot water without occupying the space of a traditional tank-based heater to their greater energy efficiency and reduction of standby heat loss, Eemax tankless electric water heaters are the solution to many challenges and environmental pressures companies face today when it comes to commercial processes requiring hot water.
A Chicago based state-of-the-art 50,000 sq. ft. bi-level grocery store featuring a variety of food-prep stations including a deli, Italian coffee shop, sit-down sushi bar, seafood, produce, and meat departments needed to provide food prep workers locations to wash their hands and utensils throughout the day. The placement and number of workstations needed to meet the US FDA, which requires a sufficient number of wash stations within 25 feet of a workspace. Further, the store specified they wanted minimal time to temperature reducing wasted time standing around waiting for hot water. Last, the grocery store developers also specified the need to protect their employees from on-the-job hazards , in this case, water that is too hot that could scald employees when they use the water to wash cookware, utensils, or their hands.
The Eemax Solution
The supermarket selected Eemax’s code-compliant AccuMix II™ for several areas in their facility for workstation handwashing. In order to meet the provisions of Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) 413.1, Eemax has engineered and integrated an ASSE 1070-2004 code compliant mechanical mixing valve into the AccuMix II series of electric tankless water heaters. Internal set-up with fewer connections and simplified fittings means AccuMix II is installed in no time. The heater temperature is factory pre-set to 105°F for hand-washing applications, so there is no risk of scalding.
In addition to AccuMix II, the supermarket also chose ProAdvantage™ for some of their lavatory hand washing sinks. The ProAdvantage series heaters are ideally suited for commercial and industrial applications. The digital thermostatic temperature controlled heaters are externally adjustable from 100°F to 140°F and feature LED displays for outlet temperature settings. ProAdvantage electric tankless water heaters are easy to install, requiring only one cold or hot water line.
In their food prep stations, the supermarket is utilizing Eemax Three Phase™ units, which are the perfect solution for three-compartment commercial kitchen sinks. With a high flow rate, the Three Phase units include a thermostatic feature that insure an accurate outlet temperature with a standard range of 100 to 140 °F and ambient range up to 180°F for sanitizing purposes.
How Product Helped
The supermarket project is an ideal application for the Eemax line of tankless electric water heaters. The location called for 18 different heaters due to the unique store layout that features multiple food prep stations across two floors in the 50,000 square foot facility. Eemax was a one-stop solution for the client because our industry leading offering of 500+ models that meet the specific needs of our customers.