While there are several variables in the movement and distribution of domestic water, perhaps the most important one is ensuring that the supplied water is safe for drinking. An important variable in providing reliable drinking water is by preventing the cross connection between potable water and non-potable substances.
While water sanitation may initially be thought of as more of a concern among municipal projects, Air Gap Break Tanks should be integrated for any site, including commercial applications, where the potential for cross-connection exists. Common applications include high-rise buildings where the balance between the prevention of cross-contamination and the enforcement of water pressure is required. Cross contamination is an added concern for buildings adjacent to specific bodies of water, such as in downtown Chicago where buildings are along the Chicago River. In such a scenario, the potential exists for river water to cross-connect with the building’s water supply, making the use of Air Gap Break Tanks necessary. Facilities that process chemicals (i.e. labs) have added concerns about cross-contamination with potable water supply.
Metropolitan’s Air Gap Break Tanks are integrated utilizing the latest technological and intuitive control capabilities. Our cloud-based SCADA system, MetroCloud, provides mission-critical functionality to pump systems. MetroCloud provides fully integrated SCADA features with the latest security updates to ensure secure communication between the master system and remote stations. MetroCloud provides the same functionality of locally hosted SCADA computer with thin client access a personal devices.
Metropolitan is at the forefront of the break tank technology. Our in-house team of engineers, designers and application specialists are ready to help integrate the best possible cross-contamination control solutions for your next project. With our added customization capabilities, each Air-Gap Break Tank System can be customized specifically for your application, guaranteeing optimum performance and results.
- Reservoir, pumps and control systems from a single source, factory packaged and tested.
- Provides isolation of fresh water for secondary protected water systems.
- Several tank, pump and control options are available to meet any specification.
- Positive air gap outperforms backflow preventers.