John Ford, Maintenance Officer at Biosciences Precinct at the University of Qld, has had a frustrating number of years continually replacing failing ceramic cartridges in our tapware that doesn't last 12 months at one of the University of Queensland's campuses.
After failed discussions with the tapware supplier as to how to solve this costly problem John talked with his colleague Alan Carmichael, Engineering Project Officer Hydraulics QU, who sought help from Galvin Engineering. After working closely with them to understand their issues and requirements Galvin's were able to offer a number of solutions,
- Beef up the ceramic cartridges
- Insert stainless steel pins in handles to stop over rotation
- Replace with jumper valve cartridges
- Shorten levers to reduce the pressure when opening and closing
After investigating the solutions UQ opted to replace the existing tapware with Galvin Engineering's lever action basin sets with jumper valves.
They now have new quality tapware and a reliable manufacturer that is focussed on supporting their goal of reducing whole of life costs. Galvin Engineering has since been installed into AC projects including Gatton Veterinary Sciences, Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence and Tetra Q.