Following the successful launch of the revolutionary new Tectite Flexible Metal plumbing system by Pegler Yorkshire, the company has announced an addition to its valve range – the Tectite TX300 Full Bore Quarter Turn Lever Ball Valve.
Aaron Carter, Pegler Yorkshire’s Marketing Manager for Tectite said: “The Tectite range is rapidly growing as more and more installers, specifiers and contractors catch on to its many benefits. The Tectite Ball Valve is yet another product launched by Pegler Yorkshire to complement the range of highly efficient push-fit end technology products.”
Many contractors, particularly in the commercial valves market, place emphasis on the importance of product longevity, quality engineering, cost effective and straightforward commissioning and maintenance procedures. Tectite push-fit end technology, as found with the Ball Valve, addresses all of these elements and then some.
Heat free jointing offers many advantages, such as the ability to install without a hot works permit and therefore avoiding associated administration costs. Less COSHH controls, fewer specialist tools and lower insurance premiums. Labour time saving is another distinct advantage, as there is no longer a requirement to stay on site for up to two hours following the use of heat as a precautionary measure to guard against fire. Added to this is a reduction in the time required to fully flush a system for the removal of flux. Furthermore, with technical advancements metal push fit fittings are also available in larger sizes, making them suitable for a greater number of applications across more pipe types and sizes.
The new TX300 Ball Valve embodies the Tectite ethos boasting grip first grab rings which prevent any risk of full bore failure, pre-lubricated seals for reduced insertion force and a DZR brass body which conforms to the latest European Drinking Water legislation. As with the whole Tectite portfolio the TX300 offers tried and tested technology with the advancements and quality assurance only found with products by Pegler Yorkshire.
Additional features offered by the new Tectite Ball Valve include; a unique lever design that incorporates a locking feature, red and blue inserts for hot and cold water services identification, blow out and vandal proof stem assembly, available in sizes 15mm and 22mm tube connections and is suitable for connection to a wide range of popular tube types.
Aaron continued: “Pegler Yorkshire places huge emphasis on gaining independent approvals and providing assured quality products. The Tectite TX300 Ball Valve boasts WRAS approval and also benefits from a date code for audit traceability. This is a great Tectite addition to both the domestic and commercial valves ranges and will ensure greater system choice for installers, specifiers and contractors.”
Pegler Yorkshire’s approach in the development of this product has been driven by developing relationships with the contractors and installers who work with commercial and domestic valve products. From the resulting ideas and feedback this has generated, the Tectite commercial valve range of new products is continuing to evolve which will see an influx of quality assured inherently practical products that will complement most applications.