WHAT IS A RICH SPECIALTY TRAILER WATERLESS URINAL?
To understand some of the restroom trailer general info it is important to understand some of the components used in the restroom trailer. Beginning with the waterless urinal, as described, the waterless urinal is just that,” waterless”. There is not a restroom trailer fresh water plumbing line connected to the urinal or a flush valve installed at the top of the urinal. The urinals don't flush but instead, they drain by gravity into the waste tank of the restroom trailer.
The waterless urinal looks like regular urinals and is used like regular urinals. The waste drains naturally, without being forced out like a traditional urinal. The key to the waterless urinal is the special cartridge trap at the bottom of the urinal. As the urine enters the urinal bowl it flows to the bottom into a cartridge where it comes in contact with a layer of sealant liquid with a specific gravity less than water. The urine passes through this sealant liquid where this sealant liquid acts as an airtight barrier that isolates the urine from the restroom trailer, providing odor free operation. In addition, uric sediment collects at the bottom of the cartridge, preventing buildup and keeping pipes cleaner than with traditional flush urinals.
Because the urinal cartridge does collect uric sediment, it is recommended to replace the cartridge of the waterless urinal in the restroom trailer every three months or about 7,000 uses. When the old cartridge trap is pulled and before the cartridge trap is placed in the urinal, it is recommended to clean restroom trailer urinal piping by pouring gallons of water into the urinal and down the drain into the restroom trailer holding tank. The cartridges are easily changed with a tool provided with the cartridge and they are readily available on the internet. Maintenance and Cleaning of "Waterless Urinal" in a Restroom Trailer:
With the focus on "going green" over the past number of years, more venues are installing the waterless urinals (including locations such as minor league baseball stadiums, New York Mets Citi Field Stadium and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago). When used in a restroom trailer, a waterless urinal will conserve on the filling of the waste tank and save on pumper truck trips to dump the waste tank.
WHAT IS A RICH SPECIALTY TRAILER SOLID SURFACE COUNTER TOP?
More restroom trailer general info includes information about countertops. Quality solid surface counter tops are used in Rich Specialty Trailers because of they are durable and resistant to water damage. Solid surface begins as an acrylic material which is manufactured into flat sheet panels and molded for use as counter tops in our restroom trailers.
Solid surface sheets may be bonded to each other to create a continuous seamless surface that is suitable for both horizontal and vertical use in a quality trailer. Most solid surface materials we use are made of two main ingredients: a natural mineral, which serves as the filler, and a resin, which serves as the binder. These are combined and then cast in a curing process that results in a durable sheet or a form shape.
The most common mineral used to manufacture solid surface counter tops is alumina tri-hydrate, or ATH. ATH is a refined form of bauxite ore and can comprise up to 75 percent of a sheet of solid surface. Bauxite is a form of clay. ATH is chemical and stain resistant, water-resistant, fire resistant, translucent and is hard enough to give impact-resistance, but soft enough to be machineable. Characteristics which make it ideal for a quality restroom trailer.
Two main resins used in the manufacturing of solid surface are acrylic and polyester. A purely acrylic-based resin yields a sheet that is thermoformable. It can be heated, bent into a new shape and cooled without any loss of performance characteristics. Polyester resins, including those that are mixed with acrylic, are used in demanding or high strength applications. With the addition of a catalyst, usually peroxide, the sheets are then cast and cured.
What is Great about the Solid Surface Counter Tops used in a Rich Specialty Restroom Trailer?
- Durable: resists chipping and cracking and retains its beauty
- Renewable: scratches, cuts and burns can be sanded away
- Available in classic solid colors and versatile patterns
- Homogeneous composition for color and pattern retention throughout the thickness of the sheet
- Offers seamless, one-piece appearance
- Stain-resistant and easy-to-clean
- Nonporous and hygienic: dirt can’t be trapped, liquids won’t penetrate, bacteria and fungi won’t grow
WHAT ARE LED LIGHTS USED IN A RESTROOM TRAILER?
The term L.E.D. is an abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode. In other words, the LED light is a semiconductor chip. It is a strong structure light when used in a restroom trailer. When electricity is passed through the diode the atoms in one material in the semiconductor are energized and need to release that energy. It is this release of energy that creates light. The color of the light from the LED is a determined by the materials that make up the chip.
There are many advantages to using a LED light in a quality restroom trailer:
-High-levels of brightness and intensity which means less eye strain.
- High efficiency and has low voltage requirements. In most LED lights the power needs are less than 1 tenth the needs for a comparable 12v light.
-Low radiated heat on your restroom trailer is a plus. It is only warm to the touch and will not burn the hand when touched. If your restroom trailer is used for rental purposes there is less of a chance that your customer will get burned with a light.
-Highly reliability because it is resistant to shock and vibration on the restroom trailer which is an advantage over a more fragile florescent or incandescent bulb.
-Does not emit any ultraviolet rays that can fade and deteriorate colors in materials.
- Directionality ensures that up to 95% of illumination reaches the target and is not lost in the fixture.
-An LED light does not contain mercury and because of it low use of electricity is considered a green friendly for your restroom trailer.
These more efficient lights are standard with a Rich Specialty Restroom trailer and another reason more customers are buying a factory direct restroom trailer from Rich Specialty Trailers.