Uponor Offers Industry-first, Lead-free Brass Ball Valves for Commercial PEX Piping Applications
Uponor North America (Uponor) is offering the industry’s first code-listed ProPEX® Lead-free (LF) Brass Commercial Ball Valves for PEX-to-PEX connections in plumbing and hydronic distribution applications.
The full-port valves are available in sizes from ½” to 2″ and are listed to ASTM F1960, NSF 14/61, NSF 359 and the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).
“Uponor is an innovative company that is striving to meet the increasing needs of the PEX piping industry,” says Jayson Drake, director, Plumbing and Fire Safety, Uponor. “We are proud to be the first to offer the industry’s first code-listed commercial ball valves that provide a reliable, high-performing solution for PEX plumbing and hydronic distribution applications.”
The valves feature blow-out-proof stems and are available with stem extension kits to accommodate up to 2″ of insulation in insulated piping applications.
Additionally, both ends of the valves are manufactured with Uponor’s proven ProPEX fitting system for expansion connections that cannot be dry fit and hold tight with up to 1,000 pounds of radial force.