, and Pressure Compensated Adaptors,
are devices that can be installed at the tip of a faucet or tap to reduce water flow while maintaining sufficient water pressure. While both can be added to a faucet, they both function quite differently. Aerators are designed to mix air with the water stream, resulting in a laminar style, aerated flow. A PCA differs in construction, in that it uses a pressured chamber to constrict flow which in turn creates pressure, which is required with much lower levels of water.
- Water conservation: The primary purpose of aerators is to conserve water. By introducing air into the water stream, aerators reduce the volume of water flowing out of the faucet while maintaining the perception of a strong and steady flow. This helps minimize water waste and promotes efficient water usage in commercial facilities.
- Flow rate reduction: Aerators are available in different flow rates, typically measured in gallons per minute (GPM) or liters per minute (LPM). Common low-flow aerators have flow rates ranging from 0.5 GPM (1.9 LPM) to 1.5 GPM (5.7 LPM), depending on the specific model. PCA's are the most water efficient on the market. The Twist PCA is the most unique as it has a proprietary water flow, unseen in any other faucet.
- Energy savings: In addition to water conservation, aerators and PCA's can also contribute to energy savings. As less water is used, less energy is required to heat the water. This is particularly relevant in facilities where hot water is used, as it reduces the energy demand for water heating and results in cost savings.
The Most Innovative solution is with the Twist PCA
: Installing an aerator can be a cost-effective way to achieve water conservation in commercial facilities, however setting your facility apart from all buildings is the goal of users of the Twist PCA