New black fittings for the Speedfit advanced push-fit fitting system have been specifically designed for water filtration and softener installations; however, they are also suitable for plumbing repair and remodeling, marine and R.V. applications. They are available in ¾- and 1-in. CTS sizes in elbow, tee, union, male and stem elbow configurations. They are lead free, ultraviolet resistant and easy to install, without the need for any tools. Their patented Lock & Twist technology, featuring a collet with stainless steel gripping teeth and an EPDM O ring, ensures leak-free connections.
BrassCraft Mfg. added equipment and improved the layout of its wet lab to perform tests required by industry certifiers, including ASME, CSA, ASSE, ASTM and ANSI
BrassCraft Mfg. has improved its capability by adding additional equipment and improving the layout of its wet lab to perform tests required by the majority of the industry's certifiers, including ASME, CSA, ASSE, ASTM and ANSI.
"The test lab allows us to maintain our high level of quality while continuing to meet the compliance requirements of the latest product standards," said Bill Turnau, test lab manager. "The additional capacity also drives competitive testing to better understand changing designs and technologies in the marketplace."
Parker Hannifins’s Fluid System Connectors Div. is a manufacturer of fittings and valves for applications including water purification, RO, beverage dispensing, vending, pneumatic, automation and plumbing. Brand names include Liquifit, TrueSeal, Fast & Tite and Par-Barb. With a focus on engineering solutions, it works with customers to develop new products or modify products for specific applications.
Understanding the proper applications for various types of connectors is critical when designing a system or installing equipment. Installations can become routine, but it is important to evaluate each situation for new or unusual criteria.
Considering connection criteria for a successful application
Speedfit Test Caps provide a leak-proof seal in conjunction with push-fit fittings for securing PEX, CPVC or copper piping in domestic hot and cold water systems and in hydronic heating applications when a job is in process or interrupted, such as when water needs to be turned back on or when pressure testing a system before appliances are connected. They are easy to install and disconnect without tools. Disconnection should not damage the fitting or piping, and they can be removed at any stage to allow work to continue.
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it had worked with three New Jersey school districts to successfully lower lead levels in their drinking water. Testing in 2010 and 2011 found elevated lead levels in approximately 8% of the outlets it tested at the Atlantic City, Union City and Weehawken school districts. The districts resolved the problem through a variety of methods, from filtration to replacing fixtures to simply shutting off those outlets. The latest round of testing showed that lead levels were within acceptable EPA limits.
Recently I purchased a food processor. Before using it for the first time, I read the 18-page instruction booklet and watched a 45-minute DVD. I asked myself, “Why do I put so much time and effort into researching how to use a relatively simple device?” The answer came to me immediately: I have been in the product certification business for almost eight years, primarily dealing with NSF/ANSI 61 certifications.
Checking connector certifications to ensure proper end use