rada engineering

Faucets weren’t designed for modern healthcare. Waterborne pathogens. Contaminated outlets. Cross infection. The challenges associated with water use in hospitals are growing more complex and costly each year. Rada has a smarter solution.

Engineered for health

Rada digital thermostatic faucets are engineered to increase patient health and safety as well as hospital efficiency. Our valve is the world’s first digital thermostatic valve designed specifically for healthcare applications. We’ve engineered this bold new line of faucets from the ground up using three core principles:

Reduced size

  • The smaller wetted surface area means less standing water inside the faucet.
  • The minimized volume of water throughout diminishes the risk of microorganism growth.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics has been used to ensure high water velocity through the valve, helping to prevent biofilm attachment.

Internal simplicity

  • The valve and its components are small enough to fit inside the body of the faucet.
  • Refined internal geometry means there are no areas of stagnation within the unit.
  • All water is flushed on every use, ensuring harmful bacteria do not have a chance to flourish.

Best materials

  • 95% of the material in contact with water is copper or brass (lead-free in our faucets), helping to resist bacterial growth.
  • Elastomers meet global standards on microbial growth potential.
  • No hard plastics used in water contact areas.


Rada Digital Faucet

The most advanced digital thermostatic valve

At the heart of Rada faucets is a revolutionary new digital thermostatic valve capable of providing precise control over temperature, water usage, and flow rates. This patent-pending design delivers an extremely high level of performance and exceeds existing standards for thermostatic control – even at low-flow rates.

Advanced Flow Control

Programmable flow and flow times allow systems administrators to calibrate settings for optimum water usage as well as cleanliness.

Precise Temperature Control

Digital controls deliver a high level of thermostatic performance, even in the event of extreme fluctuations in supply pressure
and temperature.

Bacteria Resistant

Ergonomically designed waterways condition the flow without the need for an infection-prone aerator or laminar flow insert, limiting opportunities for bacteria to form.

Power Failure Protection

In the event of a loss of electricity, an automatic safety mechanism engages, interrupting water flow to protect users against scalding.

Exceeds Standards

Rada valves are manufactured in the UK and verified at 1,000,000 operational test cycles – twice the industry standard of 500,000.

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Increase safety. Decrease risk. Smarter indeed.

Central to the design of Rada water controls is a holistic approach to reducing risk. Concentrating on a single risk factor can often increase risks elsewhere. The Rada digital thermostatic line has been designed from the ground up to focus on reducing all the known risk factors associated with washing at the point of use.

  • Waterborne pathogens: The line is engineered from the ground up to resist the formation of biofilms which can shelter pathogens such as Legionella pneumophila and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Automatic flushing regimes and thermal disinfection options lower the risk of transmitting harmful bacteria.
  • Cross infection: Rada digital thermostatic faucets are the only ones to feature intuitive non-touch control of both flow and temperature, ensuring the users never have to touch potentially contaminated surfaces. Thoughtful design has ensured that the line is easier to clean than traditional faucets.
  • Scalding: Thermostatic performance that exceeds the requirements of code and surfaces that remain at a safe-to-touch temperature ensure that the high circulation temperatures required to lower the risk of waterborne pathogens in the plumbing system do not present a health and safety risk to patients and professionals.
  • Outlet contamination: The internal geometry of our faucets conditions the water flow without the need to resort to aerators or laminar flow devices, whose high surface area can increase the risk of bacterial contamination.