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Fire Protection Valves handle pressures to 350 psi.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring nylon-coated finish and EPDM-encapsulated disc for good closure during shut downs, GD6765-8N grooved butterfly valve is gear-operated for slow-close functionality to protect piping from water shock. It is UL-/ULC-listed to 350 psi water working pressure and UL-listed for indoor/outdoor use. Additionally, F697-0 Class 250 iron body gate valve is rated to 300 psi and carries FM/NYC MEA approvals. Grooved double door silent check valve, KG900-W 350, is also available.

Original Press Release:

NIBCO Handles the Pressure with Its 350 PSI Fire Protection Valves

ELKHART, Ind. -- (June 20, 2008) - NIBCO INC. announces it is the first to offer select, high-pressure fire protection valves with a 350 PSI listing - the highest UL pressure rating in the market for these types of valves.

NIBCO's line-up of 350 PSI valves includes the grooved butterfly (GD6765-8N). This valve features a nylon coated finish and EPDM encapsulated disc for good closure during shut downs. It is gear operated for slow close operation to protect piping from water shock and is equipped with internal tamper switches for convenient installation. NIBCO's grooved butterfly valve is UL/ULC listed to 350 PSI water working pressure and UL listed for indoor and outdoor service.

Other high-pressure valves include the husky Class 250 iron body gate valve (F697-0) which also carries a 300 PSI FM and NYC MEA approval and the grooved double door silent check valve (KG900-W 350).

Typical applications for these types of valves inlcude fire protection systems for high rises and high pressure systems, with sizes ranging from 2-1/2" to 10" (excluding 5").

Founded in 1904, NIBCO INC. is a worldwide provider of flow control solutions to the residential and commercial construction, industrial, fire protection and irrigation markets. NIBCO's World Headquarters is located in Elkhart, Ind., and has 12 manufacturing plants located throughout the United States, Mexico and Poland. Visit for information on NIBCO's complete line of products.

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