Service-Key for Key-Valve
- Description Changeout/Service Key for inserting and extracting Key-Valve waterless urinal cartridges, including the new Falcon High Performace Key Valve (HPKV).
- About Delivery Orders for Key-Valve waterless urinal products are almost always despatched on an overnight service on the same working day if the order is received before 3pm. The products will be sent on the next working day if the order is made after that time. Normal delivery to a UK mainland address via UPS couriers costs £10 (excluding VAT) per order, irrespective of quantity,For locations outside of the UK mainland, including UK islands and Ireland, delivery costs will vary depending upon the size and weight of the consignment. Please call 0845 202 4535 for a quote.
The delivery times stated for this product are representative of what we achieve in 95% of cases for this specific product. If we have reason to believe that one or more of the items in your order will not be delivered within the stated time, we will contact you as soon as possible with a new delivery date, giving the option to cancel the order. Please note that we are unable to specify the time of day your order will be delivered and all goods must be signed for.
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An Alternative Cartridge for Aridian and Falcon Waterfree urinals.The main component of the Key-System® from Enswico is the Key-Valve® waterless urinal cartridge. The superior design of the Swiss-made Key-Valve offers the benefits of cartridge longevity, valve reliability and ease of maintenance.Longer lasting cartridge that indicates when it needs replacingIn Gentworks field tests, the Key-Valve cartridge lasted 50% to 100% longer than the Falcon cartridge, when fitted in Aridian urinal bowls. Customer feedback has confirmed these findings. Each cartridge typically needs to be changed 2 to 3 times per year but can last for up to 12 months. The cartridge visually indicates when it needs changing which means that the maximum value is gained from each one. Eventually, drain gases reduce the elasticity of the valve diaphragm and reduce the capacity from the initial 3 litres per minute. Shelf life prior to use is up to 1 year, if stored at room temperature in the original packaging. The adaptor 'plug' is expected to need replacing approximately every 2 years.Easier to maintainThe ring of the cartridge (Key-Ring®) contains active ingredients to attack build-up in the waste pipes and ensure good drainage. When the ring becomes clear of green material, or almost clear, the cartridge must be replaced using the Service-Key provided. During the simple change procedure, the urinal needs to be dosed/sluiced with a solution of the recommended chemical as a further safeguard against blockages. The procedure for replacing the cartridge is easier and less unpleasant than for the Falcon cartridge.The Key-Valve works using "Bernoulli's principle" (Click here to view the relevant Wikipedia entry). Aided by cohesion of the moistened Key-Membrane®, the valve remains permanently airtight. It will not dry out because of the moist air in the waste pipes. The membrane is made of a special silicone rubber compound and possesses exceptional chemical and mechanical properties. Larger pieces of debris are caught by the valve cover whilst smaller particles are separated horizontally by the patented design of the membrane.With the Key-Valve, no additional air-admittance valve needs to be fitted to the waste pipes but if such a conventional one-way valve is already in place, it does not effect operation.. Vacuum fluctuations in the waste pipes are automatically balanced because the membrane allows airflow into the drain. When the waste pipes are under pressure, the membrane closes tight to prevent odours.Once moistened, the ring of the Key-Valve creates a gel that ensures controlled dispensing of the water soluble ingredients which include a proprietary blend of pH neutral active cleaning substances and beneficial micro-organisms. These accelerate the decomposition of organic matter, including urine and uric acid salts, as well as prevent odour-causing bacteria and the creation of ammonia.Why Gentworks is now offering the Key-Valve® to our customersIn November 2011, Gentworks began trials of the new waterless Key-System, designed and manufactured in Switzerland. The trials included conversion of standard urinals to waterless and substitution of Falcon Waterfree cartridges in Aridian waterless urinal bowls. The Key-Valve performed better than any system we have experienced in terms of reliability and longevity.There are several other products on the market using valves to prevent odours but none have impressed our engineers. They were understandably sceptical about the Key-Valve but were more than convinced by the results from the trials. Prior to the Key-Valve, Gentworks' main objection to valve-based products was the frequency with which foul odours were emitted into washrooms due to valves being stuck in the open position by the hair and debris that inevitably flows into the urinal wastes. If a valve remains open, odours from the drains will vent into the washroom unimpeded because most valve-based system require that there are no traps or u-bends fitted, therefore there is no fluid seal. The Key-Valve is different because of the the quality of design, composition and manufacture of the all-important valve component which is much less liable to suffer from this problem.
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