Send new product information and photos to Suzette Rubio at email@example.com. Product Focus: Valves No-lead compression ball valve with drain Legend continues to expand its existing offering of no-lead ball valves. The new T-2002NL full-port ball valve features compression end connections and drain. The valve is constructed from forged brass, which is no-lead binary brass alloy. The new T-2002NL is available in 1/2”, 3/4” and 1” sizes, making it the ideal for copper potable water piping. Legend. Www.legendvalve.com Three-piece stainless steel ball valves Three-piece, stainless steel ball valves are now available for use with Viega ProPress stainless steel systems. Features include three-piece construction from high quality 316-grade stainless steel. Available in sizes 1/2” to 2” and have a machined ISO 5211 mounting pad for actuators or operators. The ball within the valve is a full-port ball and the handle locks in two positions. The press ends of the valve include the FKM sealing element for higher temperature tolerance as well as the patented Smart Connect feature. Viega. Www.viega.com Pressure balancing faucet valves Responding to customer demand for PEX-related products for its faucet families, Matco- Norca introduces universal pressure balancing valves with PEX connections. The new PEX rough-in valves are offered “with stops” and “less stops” configurations. These include SR- 799P and SR-799PWS single-control pressure balancing valves with PEX connections. Both include a lifetime warranty. They meet or exceed ANSI/ASME A112.18.1, IAPMO/UPC and ASSE 1016-2005 standards. Matco-Norca. Www.matco-norca.com Non-modulating float valve The Zurn Wilkins ZW204 non-modulating float valve is intended for use primarily in waterworks and commercial plumbing applications, and is designed to maintain accurate fluid levels in tanks or reservoirs. It is equipped for threaded connections from 1 1/4” to 3” and for flanged or grooved ends from 1 1/4” to 10”. Zurn Industries. Www.zurn.com Pressure independent characterized control valve Belimo Americas announces the release of the LR actuator on the Pressure Independent Characterized Control Valve (PICCV). The PICCV with the LRB24-SA actuator offers a unique solution which provides quick commissioning and easy flow adjustments. The LRB24-SA actuator has a simple one-button manually adjustable angle of rotation limiting device with a flow rate scale and offers proportional control for precise and reproducible control quality. The PICCV combined with the LRB24-SA adds up to real energy savings for a wide range of applications: air handlers, heating and cooling coils, fan coil units, unit ventilators and VAV. Belimo Americas. Www.belimo.com New Products Duplex grinder package system Little Giant’s rugged turn-key, job-ready duplex systems will handle the most demanding residential and light commercial sewage removal applications. Designed for easy installation, they feature a heavy-duty fiberglass basin, commercial-grade stainless steel rail system or rigid discharge piping assembly, MGPD duplex control panel and two GP-M Series 2 hp manual grinder pumps. Franklin Electric. http://franklin-electric.com/little-giant-home.aspx Pipe freezing kit The Cold-Shot pipe freezing kit from General Pipe Cleaners can repair an operating water system without draining water lines, sprinkler systems or hot water systems before cutting pipe or tubing. Using CO2 in dip-tube cylinders, the Cold-Shot freezes liquids in steel, copper, cast iron, aluminum or plastic pipes, 1/8” through 2” in diameter. The kit includes 10 sets of freeze heads, two highpressure spiral hoses with injectors, rubber gloves, goggles and carrying case. General Pipe Cleaners. Www.drainbrain.com/coldshot Silicone-tipped spray NEOPERL’s PCA SLC spray is said to save owners up to 70% on water and sewer bills, as well as energy. It also reduces splashing in comparison to other sprays. The silicone tip provides not only a softer, gentler stream but protection against lime buildup. Available in regular and small sizes: 0.5 gpm, 1.0 gpm and the new 0.35 gpm for maximum LEED points. NEOPERL. Www.neoperl.com Tankless water heater Navien introduces the NPE-S, Navien Premium Efficiency – Standard. The NPE-S delivers up to 0.98 EF efficiencies, which the company states is the industry’s highest-rated gas water heater. The NPE-S is ideal for both residential and commercial applications where the ComfortFlow feature in the A model, including buffer tank and internal recirculation pump, is not required. All other NPE series features are found in the NPE-S, including: 1/2” gas pipe capability up to 24’, dual-stainless steel heat exchangers for longer life, field gas convertibility and 2” PVC venting up to 60’. Navien. Www.navienamerica.com Lead-free backflow preventers Watts announces two new lead-free backflow prevention products: the LF919 Reduced Pressure Zone Assembly and the LF719 Double Check Valve Assembly. Both assemblies are designed to protect potable water supplies by preventing the reverse flow of contaminated water. Lead-free bronze body construction ensures compliance with the new national leadfree law. The LF719 and LF919 feature two poppet-style check valves, replaceable check seats and separate access covers for each check for quick servicing. No special maintenance tools are required. The LF719 is designed for use on cross-connections in non-health hazard applications. The LF919 is designed for use on cross-connections in health hazard applications and features an intermediate relief valve. Both models are available in sizes 3/4” to 1”with a maximum working pressure of 175psi. Watts Water Technologies. Http://watts.com Battery backup sump pump system The PHCC Pro Series 1730 battery backup sump pump system has been upgraded. It continues to monitor battery and power conditions with three new features for greater convenience. Features include: accommodates AGM and maintenance-free batteries; output terminals for connection to a security system, auto dialer or other device; and automatically exercises the pump weekly. Glentronics. Www.glentronics.com Vessel basins Add a touch of genuine English elegance to any bathroom vanity with new vessel basins from luxury bath manufacturer Victoria + Albert. These new traditional basins — the Radford 51 and the Drayton 40 — capture the essence of Victorian Period design with the modern-day touch of their gracefully flowing rim design. The new basins are crafted of ENGLISHCAST, a material unique to Victoria + Albert, rich in volcanic limestone mixed with high performance resin and cast in one seamless piece, then finished by hand to provide a glossy white solid surface that is highly durable and easy to clean. Victoria + Albert. Www.vandabaths.com Kitchen and bath faucet collection Gerber has added several kitchen and bath faucets to its Viper Collection. The kitchen faucets come in three configurations: pull-out, single-handle and single-handle with side spray. Each of the faucets feature a ceramic disc cartridge with temperature limit stops to ensure quality and safety, a solid lever handle and an aerator that ensures a flow rate of 2.2 gpm at 60 psi. Available in chrome and stainless steel finishes. The new bath products in the Viper line offer a full suite of options: single-handle faucets, two-handle faucets, a tub/ shower trip kit and a Roman tub faucet. Gerber. Www.gerberonline.com Distribution manifolds The CaleffiTwistFlow distribution manifolds use integrated balancing valves enabling precise 0.25-gpm to 2-gpm adjustment to each circuit. Distribution manifolds are used for distributing fluid to emitters used in hydronic heating or chilled water systems. Simply twist a circuit stem and read the flow rate on the integral scale. Universal compression fittings are compatible with all brands of PEX or PEX-AL-PEX tubing. TwistTop thermo-electric actuators have “pop-up” indicators that give visual indication that fluid is flowing. The hermetically sealed 6564 Series actuators are effective in accommodating upside-down manifold installations. Caleffi. Www.caleffi.us Quick coupling connectors Bee Valve’s quick coupling connectors are available in two flow sizes, 1/4” and 1/2” in three high-performance materials. Connectors are available with internal shutoff valves or straight through configurations. 40AC Series connectors offer 1/4” flow capacity and are manufactured in a high performance natural white, acetal material resistant to most chemicals. The 40CB Series 1/4” flow connectors are manufactured in brass and chrome plated. 40AC and 40CB couplings interconnect with each other and are compatible with other 1/4? flow, metal latch and spring connectors. 50AC Series connectors offer 1/4 ? flow capacity and feature an easy-touse plastic thumb latch. 65GP Series connectors offer 1/2” flow capacity and are manufactured from high performance glass-filled, pure white polypropylene. Bee Valve. Www.beevalve.com
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