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Asco introduces lead-free brass solenoid valves with drinking water regulation compliance

Asco has introduced brass valves that comply with the US Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirements for lead-free components.

The lead-free brass constructions are available on the company’s lines of general service solenoid valves.

The SDWA’s section 1417 prohibits the use of leaded components in valves handling water intended for human consumption.

Asco’s lead-free brass valves facilitate equipment design by eliminating the need to perform the wetted surface area lead content calculation specified by the SDWA.

The valves are available with flexible options, including pipe sizes of ⅛” to 1”, NBR and EPDM elastomer options, coil electrical connection options in conduit (NEMA 4X), DIN coil, and open-frame spade, and hot water constructions.

Asco is the only company offering lead-free brass valves with a zero psi minimum pressure differential option, with models of 5 psi minimum pressure differential also available.

The valves are well-suited for applications seeking compliance with the SDWA such as dishwashing equipment and general plumbing uses.