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PAGE Waterless Urinals: A New Generation of Water Savings Water Shortages Increase Appeal of Waterless Urinals New-Generation Advances in Waterless Urinals Points to Ponder when Installing Waterless Urinals SIDEBAR: WaterSense Program SIDEBAR: ADA — Providing Pipe Protection

SIDEBAR: ADA — Providing Pipe Protection

SIDEBAR: ADA — Providing Pipe ProtectionPart 6 of a 6-part article on waterless urinals

Plumbing & Restrooms   Article Use Policy

A new ASTM International standard is designed to help maintenance and engineering managers improve the safety of public restrooms for people with disabilities.

The new standard, C1822, Specification for Insulating Covers on Accessible Lavatory Piping, provides guidance on protecting people from exposed pipes in accessible lavatories. Under the Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines, exposed piping in public restrooms must be insulated or configured to protect people in wheelchairs or with other disabilities.

The insulating covers must protect against burns and other adverse reactions due to contact with hot or cold pipes. The covers also must reduce the potential for injury from contact with sharp or abrasive piping elements.

The standard allows designers and specifiers to select from four fire-performance classifications, depending on the type of building.
For more on the standard, visit

posted on 4/5/2016