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ELKHART, IND. – (June 13, 2012) NIBCO INC. announces its new resilient wedge gate valves are now lead free*. The valves have been tested and certified by IAPMO R&T to NSF/ANSI 372, and are rated 250 PSI water working pressure. Resilient wedge gate valves are offered in non-rising stem, indicator post type and OS&Y pattern. The valves are made of epoxy-coated ductile iron and have Class 125 flanged, push-on and various mechanical joint end connections.“The resilient wedge valves now meet the lower levels of lead content regulations,” said Phil Liles, NIBCO senior product manager – valves and actuation. “This improved offering represents an addition to our extensive line of new lead-free valves.”The resilient wedge valves Figure Numbers 607-RW and 609-RW for fire protection applications range in size from 2-1/2 inches to 12 inches. Figure Number 619-RW for commercial and irrigation applications is also available. NIBCO® gate valves are backed by the NIBCO 5-year 125 percent limited warranty.
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 is headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., and has 10 manufacturing plants located throughout the United States, Mexico and Poland. Visit www.nibco.com for information on the complete line of NIBCO products. *Lead Free refers to the wetted surface of pipe, fittings and fixtures in potable water systems that have a weighted average lead content <=0.25% per the Safe Drinking Water Act (Sec. 1417) amended 1-4-2011 and other equivalent state regulations.
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