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Sensor Taps | Automatic Taps

Sensor Taps or Automatic taps as they are sometimes referred to have become increasingly popular in commercial bathroom settings. The importance of touchless operation has been highlighted during the global pandemic as building and facilities managers look to create safer, more hygienic places for their employees and customers. Environmental concerns have also led to an increase in the popularity of sensor taps, as organisations look to reduce water consumption. A sensor tap will save up to 85% of the water used while hand washing when compared with a manual-operated tap. 

We have a huge range of automatic taps available including deck/countertop mounted and wall-mounted variations. We provide professional commercial sensor taps from Franke, Delabie, Dolphin, Aquazone, Dryflow, and Prestige. If you require expert advice, project, or bulk pricing on automatic taps, please get in touch on 0114 3540047

 
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  • 370016 DELABIE Recessed BINOPTIC Polished Chrome Electronic Sensor Tap
  • 378015 DELABIE Mains Supplied BINOPTIC Deck Mounted Sensor Tap
  • 378035 / 478035 DELABIE Black BINOPTIC Electronic Tap For Recessed Basins
  • 378MCH DELABIE BINOPTIC Mains Supplied Polished Chrome Mixer Tap
  • 378MCHB / 478MCHB DELABIE Black BINOPTIC Electronic Tap/Mixer For Recessed Basins
  • 379ECM DELABIE BINOPTIC Wall Mounted M3/8" Automatic Mixer Tap
  • 379ENC DELABIE BINOPTIC 200mm M3/8" Recessed Electronic Basin Mixer Tap
  • 379ENCB DELABIE Black Wall Mounted BINOPTIC Electronic Tap
  • 379MCH DELABIE BINOPTIC Cross Wall Mains Supplied Wall Mounted Electronic Mixer Tap
  • 379MCHB DELABIE Black Cross Wall BINOPTIC Electronic Tap/Mixer
  • 38801515 DELABIE BINOPTIC Mains Supplied 170mm Polished Chrome Sensor Tap
  • 388035 / 488035 DELABIE Black BINOPTIC Electronic Tap for Semi-Recessed Basins (170mm High)
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  • 398035 / 498035 DELABIE Black BINOPTIC Electronic Tap for Countertop Basins (250mm High)
  • 398MCHB / 498MCHB DELABIE Black BINOPTIC Electronic Tap/Mixer for Countertop Basins (250mm High)
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  • 44200615 DELABIE TEMPOMATIC 3 Battery Operated Sensor Tap with Stopcock
  • 443006 DELABIE TEMPOMATIC 3 Wall Mounted Battery Operated Sensor Tap
  • 443400 / 443406 DELABIE TEMPOMATIC Wall Mounted 130mm Electronic tap
  • 443426 DELABIE TEMPOMATIC 4 Battery Operated Automatic Sensor Tap for Panels L. 130mm
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  • 44900615 DELABIE TEMPOMATIC 5 Deck Mounted Battery Operated Automatic Tap
  • 49000015 DELABIE TEMPOMATIC Mains Supplied Deck Mounted Chrome Plated Brass Mixer Tap
  • 493400 / 493406 DELABIE TEMPOMATIC Wall Mounted 160mm Electronic Mixer Tap
  • 493410 / 493416 DELABIE TEMPOMATIC Wall Mounted F3/8" 130mm Electronic Mixer Tap
  • 493500 / 493506 DELABIE TEMPOMATIC Wall Mounted M1/2" 220mm Electronic Mixer Tap
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  • DB100 / DB125 Series Dolphin Touch Free Chrome Plated Brass Infrared Sensor Tap
  • DB150 / DB175 Series Dolphin Chrome Plated Brass Infrared Tap With Temperature Adjustment
  • DB180S-2 Dolphin Counter Mounted Satin Chrome Plated Brass Sensor Tap With Spout
  • DB200 / DB225 Series Dolphin Chrome Plated Brass Infrared Sensor Tap
  • DB250 / DB275 Series Dolphin Chrome Plated Brass Infrared Tap With Temperature Control
  • DB450 / DB475 Series Dolphin Panel Mounted Touch Free Chrome Plated Brass Infrared Tap With Temperature Lever
  • DB840 / DB845 Series Dolphin Touch Free Chrome Plated Brass Infrared Sensor Tap
  • DBL200 / DBL225 Series Dolphin Touch Free Chrome Plated Brass Infrared Sensor Tap
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  • Dryflow® Tri-Tap Water Sensor Tap
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What is a sensor tap and how do they work?

Sensor taps are predominately used in commercial bathrooms, in particular, high traffic locations like airports and service stations where water use is high. Increasingly they are also being found in the home, mainly in small bathrooms used for hand washing only. 

Sensor taps are simple, electrically powered, mechanical devices with a solenoid valve that opens to allow the water to flow when the sensor detects an object. When the object (hands) is removed, the valve closes and stops the flow. The taps require either batteries or the mains electric power. 

Most sensor taps are fitted with flow control to restrict the water pressure and prevent unnecessary waste, unlike a manual tap that allows the user to control the water flow and are therefore prone to waste.

Check out the infographic showing how sensor taps work.

 

Benefits of sensor taps?

Water Conservation using automatic taps

The obvious benefit of sensor taps is the water and therefore cost and environmental savings. With push-button or manual taps, much of the water is wasted when hands are not being washed. On-demand water use that is carefully controlled leads to significant water savings. We did a test to see just how much water is wasted by manual taps in our office

Reduced carbon footprint using automatic taps

You may not realise, but everything has a carbon footprint, even something that seems as abundant as water in the UK. Mike Berners-Lee the UK’s leading carbon accounting specialist calculated that water stated that turning off the water while soaping them saves 1ltr water each wash and about 2.7kg per annum for an individual, multiple this up in a commercial building and the numbers become significant.

 

Cross-contamination is reduced by using automatic taps

Automatic taps reduce the risk associated with cross-contamination. A manual tap has to be stopped and started through touch, with means that there is a cross-contamination point before and after washing hands, don’t despair its unlikely to be a touch point that will harbour many germs as it is a smooth metallic surface with no crevices but all the same, it is a risk that is eliminated by using automatic taps

 

Disadvantages of sensor taps

Cost of sensor taps

A sensor tap will cost between £80 and £1000, whereas a manual tap can be picked up for £20 so there is an initially higher outlay. There will also be the additional cost of batteries or mains electricity, this is a very small cost with most battery systems using 4 x AA which would cost about £2.40 for a good battery and last up to 300,000 cycles. Mains' power would be almost too low to calculate.

 

Servicing sensor taps

A battery-operated automatic tap will eventually run out and create battery waste unless using a rechargeable battery and of course, this will require some labour that would never be necessary with a manual tap. Manual taps have less serviceable parts in general and therefore placing slight additional demands on maintenance teams.

 

Cleaning Sensor taps and Legionella

In all commercial buildings, particularly healthcare settings it is necessary to have a water risk management plan. With sensor taps, it is important to mitigate Legionella to ensure all components are main