Water shortage is recognized as a growing problem for the 21st century.
As populations grow and water use per person rises, demand for freshwater is soaring. Yet the supply of freshwater is finite.
Monitoring is the first step towards action and it is proven to be an efficient water-saving technique. Faucets based on the e-cartridge enable the user to know the flow rates in real time, as well as the accumulative water consumption.
In addition, the maximum flow rate can be limited to a user-defined or a factory-defined rate.
The overall showering water consumption can be reduced by 30% without noticeable change in the shower experience.
e-cartridge achieves its thermostatic ability by electronic feedback control. It complies with the industry top standards, such as EN NF 1111 and ASME A112.18.1.
e-cartridge works on an autonomic power source – batteries. It is capable of 1.2 years of operation in regular conditions, with a standard AA batteries set, and more than 2 years of operation with special batteries set.
e-cartridge small dimensions and slim design allow its installation in virtually any setup. It is compliant with the building industry standards and is well suited for in-wall installation. It needs no wiring and can be installed by an ordinary-skilled plumber, or by the customer himself.
e-cartridge is designed as a modular unit. It has self-diagnostic capability: when the system detects malfunctioning in one of the modules, it informs the user which module must be replaced. The malfunctioning module can be replaced by ordering the replacing module without the need to replace other modules in the system. The replacement procedure is simple and can be done by an ordinary-skilled plumber or by the customer. A good example of the self-diagnostic capability is the detection of batteries draining before time.
Unlike with the traditional thermostatic faucets, faucets based on SmarTap e-cartridge enable each family member to save his/her preferred showering conditions in memory. By a single button touch each family member activates his/her preferred conditions, without the need to make any kind of adjustments. The same water conditions are guaranteed each time even if the conditions in the inlets have been changing.
Through additional module, e-cartridge can electronically control the different outlets, when applicable.
SmarTap presented at ISH Frankfurt
SmarTap presented its exciting new technology at the ISH exhibition, held in Frankfurt, March 12-16, 2013
SmarTap granted TÜV certification
SmarTap wins Eco-innovation award
SmarTap was annouced as the winner of the Eco-innovation award, at the Cleantech 2013 summit and exhibition in Tel aviv.