Ball Valves meet low lead requirements.

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Designed to meet or exceed requirements of NSF/ANSI 61-8/9, PermaLynx Series 300 consists of multi-purpose shut-off valves for hot and cold water systems and compressed air services. Units feature full port, forged brass body, chrome-plated brass ball, and push-to-connect ends. For sealing, valves utilize PTFE thrust washer, Viton® O-ring, and PTFE packing. Offered in ½-2 in. sizes, valves are rated to 600 psi for non-shock cold working pressure.

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New PermaLynx Ball Valve Meets Low Lead Requirements

Series 300 Low Lead Ball Valve also offers superior sealing, low torque quarter-turn operation and durability

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (Mar. 27, 2006) - NVent LLC, the innovator of the PermaLynx permanent push-to-connect copper piping system, announced today the launch of the PermaLynx Series 300 Low Lead Ball Valve, a multi-purpose shut-off valve for use in domestic hot and cold water systems and compressed air services.

The Series 300 Low Lead Ball Valve meets and exceeds the low lead requirements of NSF/ANSI 61-8/9. It features a full port, forged brass body and end pieces with push-to-connect ends for increased strength and a durable chrome-plated brass ball. Viton® "O" Ring and PTFE packing for upper-stem seal, and PTFE thrust washer provide superior sealing, low torque and operating reliability.

Low lead ball valves are available in ½" to 2" sizes. Series 300 ball valves are rated to 600 PSI for non-shock cold working pressure. The valves are derated to 200 PSI to match the PermaLynx system rating. All valves are listed by UL to NSF/ANSI 61 standard (Drinking Water System Components - Health Affects).

NVent is committed to leading the commercial, residential and industrial markets to less labor intensive methods of joining copper. Victaulic, the world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining systems and NIBCO INC., the market leader in copper fittings, formed NVent to offer faster and more profitable small-diameter copper pipe joining solutions for the North American market. For more information, visit

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