MELVILLE, New York—Air Techniques, an innovator and manufacturer of dental equipment, has announced that all of its remote water control valve components comply with the new lead-free laws that took effect in 2014.
The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, more commonly known as the Lead-Free law, went into effect Jan. 4, 2014. The new national mandate requires that every pipe, fixture, and fitting used to convey water for potable use contain less than 0.25% of lead by weight.
Air Techniques' remote water control valve contains all lead-free components. 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° 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 one inch and 0.75 inch sizes, and is 24-volt AC.
“Air Techniques is committed to provide the finest, safest products for our customers”, said Robert Olivero, product manager of utilities at Air Techniques.
"We have been shipping remote water control valve products with lead-free components since the beginning of the year. We work hard to ensure our products meet or exceed federal, state, and local guidelines so our customers can feel confident they, too, are in compliance.”