Our valves have always conformed to Federal and State lead level requirements. Now, as new lead reduction initiatives are being introduced, Apollo Valves is committed to providing our customers with a Lead Free* alternative for valves intended for potable water service. The same great Apollo products you know and trust, now with optional Lead Free materials and approvals. Choose American-made Apollo Valves.
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“Soldering of No-Lead Copper Alloy Fittings, Valves and Components”
How Will This Affect Your Business?
The most important consideration therefore is to prepare and implement an effective Lead Free transition plan well in advance of the effective date of the legislation. Your plan should make provision for managing inventories to ensure availability of Lead Free products while depleting non-compliant inventory.
Apollo® Valves has the products, experience and personnel to help you plan and implement your transition objectives.
Lead Free Product Lookup
Need help finding a lead free option for an existing Apollo part or UPC number?
Simply click the link below to use our new Lead Free Product Lookup Wizard.
The Transition To Lead-free Products - Bismuth vs. Silicon
Those buying and installing lead-free plumbing hardware have the choice of valves and fittings made from two different brass alloys: bismuth or silicon. Both meet the requirements of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, but there are differences in their properties and behavior. The significance of these will depend upon the specific application. Copper-silicon alloys can be more difficult to solder or braze than the copper-bismuth equivalents. Possibly of less concern to…