Installers can save up to 75% in installation time with new press transition ball valves from NIBCO INC. The innovative press by PEX design needs no extra components to transition from copper piping to PEX. That makes connections from one piping system easier and faster; while eliminating additional hardware and potential leak paths.
The NIBCO family of transition valves features the only press by PEX configuration available today. Other configurations include press by union threaded, press by union solder and press by union male.
“We’ve designed the transition valves to reduce time, money and potential risks,” explained Riccardo D’Angelo, NIBCO product manager-Valves. “Current methodology requires additional components and time to install, resulting in higher total costs and more potential leak paths.”
Additional features include a compact design that installs easily in tight spaces. A leak detection system on press ends identifies uncrimped connections during system testing. A patent-pending stainless steel ring design on larger sizes also ensures a solid press crimped connection.
Manufactured from a lead-free* brass alloy, the valves are dezincification-resistant (DZR). Valves are rated up to 250 PSI cold working pressure and feature a blowout-proof stem. Sizes range from 1/2″ to 1”.
With the addition of the PC-FP600A-LF series, the NIBCO press valve line includes more than 600 SKUs, the largest product range in the industry.
Applications for the new PC-FP600A-LF valve series include potable water, HVAC (condensers, chilled water and hot water heating), hydronics, isolation and throttling.
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