New infra-red urinal flushIn striving to extend its commercial offer, Bristan, a leading UK shower and taps company, has launched an innovative new infra-red automatic urinal flush.

Against the backdrop of increased onus on water efficiency, the innovative flush control offers a simple yet highly effective way to reduce water usage for commercial buildings including those in the education, leisure, healthcare and hospitality sectors.

The compact non-touch valve incorporates a clever infra-red mechanism which detects human contact and automatically flushes each individual urinal after use, ensuring the minimum volume of water is used. More so, the direct flush removes the need for an auto-flush cistern and associated plumbing used in traditional installations which flush all urinals intermittently.

The result is scope for substantial water savings, reducing the level of water usage compared to a standard tank fed urinal flush. In addition, the non-touch approach reduces the risk of cross-contamination, improving overall hygiene.

Chris Tranter, product manager at Bristan, said: “Although sometimes overlooked, WC and urinal flushing has a major part to play in any commercial facilities’ water saving strategy, typically accounting to around 30 per cent of a building’s overall usage.

“With this in mind, the clever urinal flush offers significantly reduced water consumption, while the non-touch mechanism ensures the highest level of hygiene; a particularly prevalent issue in the health and care sectors. This is but one of a number of new commercial water saving products we have in the pipeline, designed to aid commercial customers in their sustainable strategy.”

As with all of Bristan’s commercial products, the urinal flush is designed for ultimate ease of installation, with no cistern required and a choice of both battery and mains power. Plus, the product comes with a five-year guarantee.