Cistermiser Sensazone - Water Shut Off Solenoid Valves & Electronic Management Systems For Washrooms

Cistermiser Sensazone - Electronic Mangement System for Washrooms Including Water Shut Off Solenoid Valve Kits & PIR

The Sensazone system is an ideal solution for preventing leaks and flooding within a washroom whilst also reducing water consumption. Additionally the Sensazone system can monitor all electrical services including lighting and ventilation.

This system is designed to comply with BREEAM WAT 4, HEA 6, HEA 7 & ENE 4 criteria by providing a simple yet effective way of controlling the water supply, light and fan functions in washrooms.

Occupancy is monitored by up to 10 PIR sensors, ideally located at the entrance(s) to the washroom. The solenoid valve(s) should be located at the entry point of the water supply to the washroom or as close as practically possible to the entry point to suit the pipe layout.

  • Infrared sensor controlled washroom water shut-off unit
  • Achieves BREEAM WAT 4, HEA 6, HEA 7 & ENE4 credits
  • Eliminate the risk of washroom flooding due to accidental or deliberate vandalism
  • Eliminate risk of water wastage due to defective washroom outlets
  • Surface mounted; suitable for any ceiling type
  • Hygiene flush feature
  • Low voltage; low energy usage
  • Ambient light sensor feature - lights only turned on when natural light levels require it

How it Works

When Sensazone detects a user entering the washroom it activates up to three (for hot, cold and rain/grey water supplies) solenoid valves to allow water to flow freely into the washroom. lighting is switched on (if necessary), extractor fans start turning and the internal timers begin counting.

The PIR sensors will remain active while the washroom is occupied and send signals to the power and solenoids to remain on and open respectively. When activated the sensor LEDs will flash green during normal operation.

If no motion has been detected for either 15 or 30 minutes (determined by the installer), the valve will close the water supply to the area until further movement is detected. When the washroom is vacated the PIR sensor signals are no longer sent, timers are not restarted, the washroom services complete their service cycles and shut down.

If there has been no use of the washroom for 12 hours, Sensazone will automatically complete a hygiene cycle.

The Sensazone ensures that the full range of washroom utility services are available on demand but shut down when the washroom is not in use. The Sensazone can be easily installed within existing premises as well as new buildings.

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)

The world's leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings. BREEAM credits are awarded according to performance. A set of environmental weightings then enables the credits to be added together to produce a single overall score.

The building is then rated on a scale of: PASS, GOOD, VERY GOOD, EXCELLENT or OUTSTANDING and a certificate is awarded to the development.

BREEAM WAT 4

The Cistermiser Sensazone is compliant with the requirements of BREEAM credit WAT4. “when evidence is provided to demonstrate that a proximity detection shut off is provided to the water supply to all urinals and WCs”.

BREEAM HEA 6

The Cistermiser Sensazone is compliant with the requirements of BREEAM credit HEA 6 "where evidence provided demonstrates that lighting in all occupied areas is zoned to allow separate control."

BREEAM HEA 7

The Cistermiser Sensazone is compliant with the requirements of BREEAM credit HEA 7 "where lighting controls allow commonly required lighting settings to be made quickly and easily by building occupants".

BREEAM ENE 4

The Cistermiser Sensazone is compliant with the requirements of BREEAM credit ENE 4 "where energy efficient extewrnal luminaries are fitted and all light fittings are controlled by the presence of daylight".

Specification Advice

The M&E contractor should install a water control system to provide control of water supply to the urinals and WCs to provide compliance with the BREEAM assessment category.

The system should be the Sensazone type, manufactured by Cistermiser and supplied by Thorne and Derrick (0191 490 1547).

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