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New Bricor Patent!

Bricor Patent

Bricor Analytical, Inc. has just been awarded their latest patent:
US 8,991,419 for Their Venturi Valve Pressure Compensator Apparatus.

The engineers at Bricor are constantly striving to develop new technologies to increase the ability to conserve water while creating an enjoyable showering experience. Their Venturi Valve Pressure Compensator does just that!

Many competitors’ shower heads in the low-flow market often emit a “hissing” sound when on and deliver a “stinging” sensation – you may be saving water, but not truly enjoying your showering experience.

It’s no wonder why Bricor shower heads have beaten the competition in head-to-head trials for water and energy conservation and overall comfort. The Bricor Elite-E was the clear choice for low flow shower heads by La Quinta’s Environmental Management Team – beating all comers in a shower head performance contest.

With over 15 models to choose from, there is certainly one to fit your decor and budget. Treat yourself and your family to a Bricor low-flow shower head – A Difference You Can Feel!

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What is a Navy Shower?

Bricor Navy Shower Head

Have you ever heard of a Navy Shower?

No, it doesn’t mean your bathroom is painted blue.

It is showering the way they do it in the Navy. Think about it; there is only so much water that a submarine or naval ship can carry. They want to use as little water as possible during a shower.

As shown in this video, the way to do it is to wet yourself quickly, then turn the water off and soap yourself up, then turn the water back on to rinse off. Makes sense!

Dan the Navy Man in his blog goes so far as saying: “Regardless of whether or not the water has reached desired temperature, wet entire body from toes to scalp”. You can take that step, depending on how hard core you are.

Bricor has a shower head called the Navy Shower Head that has a built in Trickle Valve to switch the flow of water off and on. Now, you may ask, why not just turn the shower handle to switch off the water? Well, as can be seen in the video above, when turning the water back on, you will have to adjust the handle to get the right temperature and flow strength. With the Bricor Navy Shower Head, pressing the button will turn the water back on exactly as it was when you turned it off.

So, you don’t have to go on a submarine to take a Navy Shower; you can do it right in your own home! And help to conserve water and energy.

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How a Low Flow Shower Head Saves Water

Low Flow Shower Head Water Savings

So you’re thinking about changing out your old shower head to one that uses less water. Good for you!

If you can find a low flow shower head that feels just as satisfying, but uses much less water, it’s a no-brainer right?

  • Droughts are occurring more frequently in more and more places
  • You can save money on your water bill
  • You use less energy to heat the water, so you save on your energy bill
  • You preserve natural resources (water and fossil fuels)

There are two basic types of low flow shower heads: aerating and laminar-flow. Aerating showerheads mix air with water, forming a fine spray. Laminar-flow shower heads form individual streams of water.

Bricor makes the aerating type of low flow shower head.  In fact, Bricor patented a VACUUM flow “booster” valve, that aerates and compacts water under pressure.

Bricor engineered a way to create a lower flow than its competitors, while maintaining a strong water stream that feels satisfying.  Most people say they can’t even tell it’s a low flow shower head.

Shower heads are measured by flow—the number of gallons they deliver per minute (gpm). Flow is affected by water pressure, measured in pounds per square inch (psi).  The greater the pressure pushing water through pipes, the greater the volume of water forced out.

Water pressure on the high side—70 psi, for example—will push a greater amount of water through a shower head than low water pressure, say 25 psi.

Bricor’s shower heads are unique in that they can be customized for each order, based on the water pressure p.s.i. at the shower.  Adjusting the flow to the p.s.i. is how Bricor can achieve the lowest flow in the industry.  Bricor adjusts the air intake mechanism to fine tune how much air is infused into the water, to get the flow at the optimum level for the p.s.i.

Bricor also makes a pressure compensated shower head that needs no adjustment for p.s.i. because the adjustment happens automatically. These are the Eco-FIT® PC, the Eco-Mi$er® PC, and the Eco-Bravo® PC.

Bricor makes a variety of shower heads in a range of flow rates, and prices.  The UltraMax is the lowest flow shower head, at an astounding 0.625 gpm flow rate.  It is great for RVs or boats, where an ultra low flow is a must.  The range goes all the way up to our higher-end shower heads, such as the Elite-E, offering a great low flow in a very elegant, hotel-style finish; and the solid brass workmanship is superb.

While you are on the site please explore all the products we have to offer.  We also make aerators for basins, and pre-rinse sprayers too.

We are proud to offer our valued customers the highest quality products at the lowest flow rates available anywhere.  It’s our Life’s Work!