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Air Techniques Water Control Valve Complies with Lead-Free Law

Dental equipment manufacturer Air Techniques says all of its remote water control valve components fully comply with the new lead-free laws that have taken effect in 2014.

On Jan. 4, 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 percent 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 degrees 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-inch and ¾-inch sizes and is 24 volt AC.

Coffee brewers, point-of-use water purification systems, ice machines, coffee vending machines and postmix cold drink venders that are plumbed to a building’s water supply also must comply with the new lead-free standard.


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