Commercial facilities must offer a safe environment for all occupants. A building can use millions of gallons of water each year. Wastewater management is a key component of public safety and sanitation and a cornerstone of a safe working environment.
Water collection systems must be modern and efficient. A strategically engineered commercial building water distribution system plays a vital role in optimizing safety and reducing potential environmental and health risks.
Sanitary Water Distribution Approach
Any sizable facility requires sanitary and storm sewers to protect the integrity of local waterways and keep a facility sanitary and safe. These water distribution systems must be conceptualized as part of mechanical design plan of a large structure.
Qualified plumbing engineers must design systems that take into consideration the entire facility and its overall functionality since plumbing design often integrates with other building systems.
A healthy wastewater collection system will:
● Reduce environmental impact
● Prevent waterborne disease
● Maintain water conservation
Maintaining Fluid Flow Rate
The fluid flow rate is a key consideration when designing sanitary, efficient water collection systems. For piping systems to operate well and prevent operational problems from occurring, the flow rate must remain within certain limits.
LKPB plumbing engineers understand building code, which requires sanitary fixtures to have an adequate flow rate. Additionally, well-regulated flow allows for a more straightforward, more efficient plumbing system design.
Flow analysis is a key tool in protecting the potable water supply of your facility from becoming contaminated. A plumbing engineering team should conduct a flow analysis to determine whether current systems are working as they were designed to.
Through the process of flow analysis, plumbing engineers determine the best solutions for a campus. A campus must also be designed with a proper backflow prevention system.
Flow analysis allows an engineering team to:
● Identify current or potential issues
● Plan expansions of current systems
● Design new systems more efficiently
● View and analyze existing systems
● Make Improvements
● Identify opportunities for conservation
● Minimize system losses
● Increase system uptime
Improving Sanitation Through Environmental Initiatives
Our mechanical engineering experts understand the importance of maintaining a healthy, clean work environment with minimal environmental impact. More commercial buildings than ever are aggressively pursuing initiatives to reduce water waste.
Our LEED engineers are experienced in designing campus distribution systems based on green principles. We reuse or recycle waste materials when possible, helping your property to reduce its environmental footprint. We are also able to perform a building energy audit to help your property meet its sustainability directives.
Plumbing Design Experts in Minnesota
To learn more about our campus distribution services, contact LKPB Engineers serving Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester today. Our qualified mechanical engineering experts are happy to answer any sanitation distribution system questions you might have and offer solutions for your educational facility.
Our mechanical engineering experts offer solutions for commercial HVAC and mechanical design, fire sprinkler design, building energy modeling services, and renewable energy consulting. Whether you need our expertise with HVAC system design or reducing your environmental footprint, we can help. For more information, call us at 612-540-5000, or you can message us on our contact page.