How can your choice of drainage solution add value to the customer experience?
When you want to focus on the details of customer experience inside the store, you do not want to worry about the technology behind the store layout restricting your creative ideas. With vacuum drainage collecting the refrigeration wastewater and condensate above-ground, displays can be changed overnight and additional refrigerated space can be added where it is needed.
Cody Bowers, Sales Manager, Supermarkets
The vacuum collection technology for refrigeration wastewater and condensate offers multiple benefits in comparison to the alternatives. Used by the largest food retailers in the world, vacuum technology gives the designer total freedom for unique store layouts, designed with the customer in mind.
Vacuum drainage is a complete plumbing system that follows principles more robust than a conventional gravity drainage system. Vacuum generation units create negative pressure in the system, and refrigeration wastewater is transported through an overhead piping network as air is withdrawn rather than wastewater slowly draining by its own weight. The vacuum also creates the opportunity for water reuse, making the technology a sustainable choice.
Savings in time and costs
The flexibility of vacuum drainage applies to all types of construction design – new buildings, second-use facilities, remodels, shared retail space, and beyond.
Vacuum drainage makes single-fixture additions simpler and more viable. It allows for more convenient, cost-effective, and frequent remodels and expansions. Vacuum drainage systems also have a smaller pipe diameter than traditional systems, making installation simpler and more flexible. Stores can remain open during remodeling projects because sales floor safety hazards associated with trenching are eliminated, making it safer for everyone.
The systems prepare stores for potential future expansion and speed up construction schedules. Remodelling is quick, safe, and clean. There is no need to close individual departments or the entire store, so there is minimal impact on profitability.
Evac is uniquely qualified to support the design of supermarket remodelling programs and geographical expansions thanks to being the original supplier for vacuum drainage with over 40 years of experience and thousands of installations worldwide. The company offers a complete range of systems for supermarkets, including low-profile buffers, fully pneumatic riser equipment, and reliable vacuum collecting units for all store sizes.
Low profile buffer box, good things come in small packages
The latest innovation in Evac’s product portfolio is a low‐profile buffer box to meet the increasingly stringent envelope constraints for under‐case drainage. As the need for accessibility in refrigerated and freezer cases has increased, Evac developed a proprietary buffer box less than two inches tall to fit underneath any case type – no electrician needed. Innovations in its management of the combined air and liquid flow optimize the buffer box solution, all in a package that is over 50% lower than the standard buffer box.
We at Evac are constantly developing our products to support our customers with their day-to-day work. Vacuum drainage creates possibilities that would be either too complicated or too costly with other technologies. With this level of freedom and flexibility, store layout changes or entire building conversions are both more straightforward and less costly to implement.
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Vacuum drainage creates possibilities that would be either too complicated or too costly with other technologies. With this level of freedom and flexibility, store layout changes or entire building conversions are both easier and less costly to implement.