Product News: Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment
Ball Valves target lead-free press systems.
Press Release Summary:
February 7, 2014 - Made from silicon-bronze alloy, Viega ProPressÂ® Zero Lead™ Ball Valves are constructed with double stem seals for leak-free operation. Units are available in press by female, press by hose, and press by press end configurations. Patented Viega Smart ConnectÂ® feature helps installers identify unpressed fittings during pressure testing. Certified to ASME A112.4-2004 and NSF-61G in sizes from Â½-2 in., valves are suitable for use with Viega ProPress fittings in copper for potable water applications.
Original Press Release
New Viega ProPress® Zero Lead(TM) Ball Valves Available
Press release date: February 1, 2014
WICHITA, Kan. – Viega introduces a new line of Viega ProPress® Zero Lead™ ball valves for Viega ProPress systems.
Only Viega offers a line of press ball valves manufactured from material specifically designed for lead-free press systems. Made from Viega’s unique silicon-bronze alloy, engineered for press technology, these ball valves provide the same quality, reliability and performance as all Viega press fittings.
“We have expanded our Zero Lead valve offering to include press by female, press by hose and two additional lines of press by press end configurations,” said Monty Betts, product manager, Viega. “The new valves are forged, providing a stronger valve body and are constructed with double stem seals, which provide years of leak free-operation.”
The patented Viega Smart Connect® feature helps installers easily identify unpressed fittings during pressure testing. Certified to ASME A112.4-2004 and NSF-61G in sizes from ½- to 2-inches, Viega ProPress Zero Lead ball valves are suitable for use with Viega ProPress fittings in copper for potable water applications.
The 316 stainless steel ball is a standard feature of the new Viega ProPress Zero Lead ball valves. Installers have a choice of stems in the press x press configuration ball valves, either Eco Brass® or 316 stainless steel.
About The Viega Group:
Founded in 1899, The Viega Group manufactures and distributes the highest quality plumbing, heating and pipe joining systems in the world. Viega is best known for innovative press technology systems for industrial, commercial and residential projects, like Viega ProPress® for copper and stainless and Viega PEX Press systems in Zero Lead bronze and high-performance polymer. Viega LLC offers more than 3,000 products in North America. For more information, visit www.viega.us.
Eco Brass® is a registered trademark of Chase Brass and Ingot Metal Co.