Air Techniques Introduces a Lead-Free* Remote Water Control Valve
MELVILLE, New York — (January 30, 2014) — Air Techniques, Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of dental equipment is proud that all of its remote water control valve components fully comply with the new lead-free laws that have taken effect in 2014.
On January 4, 2014 the “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act,” more commonly known as the Lead-Free law, went into effect. The new national mandate requires that every pipe, fixture, and fitting used to convey water for potable use contain less than 0.25% of lead by weight.
The Air Techniques remote water control valve contains all lead-free components. All connections are either threaded or have a mechanically pressed pipe with O-ring seal—no soldered connections. The lower portion of the system can be turned 180° to mate with the inlet coming from either the left or the right. The solenoid valve body is constructed of 304 stainless steel. Also supplied with the system are two female soldered by male NPT adapters to provide additional installation options. The ball valve allows the solenoid valve and filter assembly to be isolated for maintenance and still supply unfiltered water. The valve is available in 1” and ¾” sizes and is 24 volt AC.
“Air Techniques is committed to provide the finest, safest products for our customers. We have been shipping remote water control valve products with lead-free components since the beginning of the year”, says Robert Olivero, Product Manager, Utilities at Air Techniques. “We work hard to ensure our products meet or exceed federal, state and local guidelines so our customers can feel confident they, too, are in compliance.”
*All applicable components that are used in this device are certified and/or compliant with NSF 61 Annex G and/or NSF/ANSI 372, as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, 1417.