Pipe fitting technology developer Viega has introduced its line of Viega ProPress Zero Lead ball valve press x hose thread for copper fittings.
The bronze ball valves are full port and designed for potable water applications, available in ½" and ¾" press sizes and ¾" hose sizes.
Other features include a lockable metal handle, stainless steel ball, and EPDM sealing element.
The Viega ProPress for copper system is available in more than 600 fitting configurations, in sizes ranging from ½" to 4".
The patented Smart Connect feature, available only from Viega, provides installers with added confidence in their ability to ensure the integrity of connections.
“ProPress has more approved applications than any other press fitting system, and we look forward to developing more innovative products for the copper fittings market,” said Derek Bower, director of product management – metal systems at Viega.
Viega ProPress is the original press pipe joining system for copper tubing, connecting copper tubing in seconds without flame or heavy equipment.
The system can be customised to suit nearly any residential, commercial, industrial or marine application from potable water to natural gas.
It has been tested to the strictest standards in North America, gaining more approvals than any other press fitting system, the company reports.
Viega ProPress fittings are available with EPDM, HNBR, and FKM sealing elements.