In this photo, Zac Vawter practices walking with an experimental “bionic” leg at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. [CREDIT: Brian Kersey, via AP]

Rehabilitation health care centers are a vital part of life for those looking to make the transition back to normalcy after an injury. Since 1954, the doctors, nurses and specialists of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago have had one mission – providing the highest-quality patient care with the best outcomes.

Recently, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago turned to Metropolitan Industries for help to smoothly continue their mission while upgrading their antiquated water heating systems in the rehab center. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago wanted to have the latest temperature control system to allow them precise monitoring and temperature control of their hot water systems. Metropolitan Industries had the right answer for The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Metropolitan Industries provided The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago with a fully customized Semi-Instantaneous Water Heater with Metropolitan Industries’ own ThermoTech™ Temperature Control Panel. The Semi-Instantaneous Water Heater package is the ideal solution for replacing an older and costly tank style system. The small equipment footprint and customizable configurations are ideal for working with small spaces and opening up work spaces that the client can now use. Typical applications for the Semi-Instantaneous Water Heaters would include hospitals, schools, hotels, commercial buildings and food and process industrial facilities. 

Installed Semi-Instantenous Water Heaters with ThermoTech™ controllers

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s project incorporates Metropolitan Industries’ powerful ThermoTech™ control system. ThermoTech™ is a customizable, menu-configurable temperature management controller operated through a color touch screen, which enables precise management of a multitude of temperature based processes. The overall goal of the ThermoTech™ is to maximize the efficiency of the system.

This healthcare facility now has an updated water heating system. Metropolitan Industries’ involvement with providing water management products to healthcare facilities maintains their mission to always finding the right solutions for the right facilities. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago can now continue to fulfill their mission instead of spending time and resources on hot water.   

Metropolitan Industries supplied a factory pre-fabricated potable water air gap pump skid to the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center In San Jose, Ca.

Protected water Air Gap Pump skid and water storage reservoir at the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center.

Metropolitan Industries prides itself on having an industry focus on projects that help with the quality of public water systems. Our recent involvement in the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center focused on the greater Silicon Valley community, reshaping the recycled water industry as a whole.

The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center (SCAWP) is one of the largest water purification plants in northern California. The facility purifies treated wastewater effluent using three proven processes – micro-filtration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light. The purified water is then blended with the existing recycled water supply produced at a neighboring facility. The SCAWP aims to improve recycled water quality and increase water reliability; therefore creating a locally controlled high quality water supply.

As part of a recent potable water line project at the Purification Center, Metropolitan Industries supplied an air gap break tank booster pump package. Air gap pumping systems are used to protect water supplies from potential contamination. The air gap assembly and break tank provide a positive disconnect from the water source to down steam water connections. The pumps and controls that were provided as part of the complete factory prepackaged system are necessary to re-pressurize the potable water supply for use throughout the facility. The factory built system, which was designed to be installed outdoors, includes three vertical multi-stage pumps, piping, valves, electrical controls and a plant wide SCADA system interface.

Overall, the SCAWP system is a unique project to combat the nature of water conservation and water consumption for the Silicon Valley. Metropolitan Industries’ involvement with Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center helps Metropolitan gain insight about communities water management technology ideals. We look forward to the long term results of this project.

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