Uponor North America says it is now offering a new, more cost-effective ball valve option for radiant heating/cooling and hydronic piping applications. This code-listed, commercial-grade,
PEX-to-PEX, full-port ball valves are available in .5-in to 2-in sizes and are appropriate for non-potable PEX piping applications. The valves are available on-demand in CAD and BIM design files via www.uponorengineering.com or www.arcat.com. Additionally, they are listed to ANSI/NSF 14 and cNSFus-rfh and tested to ASTM F877, ASTM F1960, CSA B137.5, and NSF 359. The valves, which are compatible with systems containing up to 50% propylene glycol, feature blow-out-proof stems and are available with stem extension kits to accommodate up to 2-in of insulation in insulated piping applications. Additionally, both ends of the valves are manufactured with Uponor’s ProPEX® fitting system for expansion connections that cannot be dry fit and hold tight with up to 1,000 pounds of radial force.