ANNISTON, Ala., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Some tradesmen have experienced difficulties in making a leak proof joint with some of the lead free alloy cast solder fittings and flanges With LEE FREE, you can use the longstanding industry accepted standard ASTM B 828-02 "Standard Practice for Making Joints by Soldering of Copper to Copper Alloy Tube and Fitting." Competitive products may require extraordinary soldering techniques beyond acceptable industry practices.
Also, extensive research shows that LEE FREE parts are "Immune (not resistant) to dezincification." According to independent research, any part that contains more than 85% copper and less than 15% zinc can be classified as immune to dezincification.* LEE FREE parts fall within those parameters.
This year alone, Lee Brass' quality and efficiencies have been further enhanced with a multimillion dollar investment in capital improvements which include a new state-of-the art sand system and an additional automated molding center. The workforce was also increased by over 25 percent. "This expanded workforce at Lee Brass is the result of ever-increasing demand for our lead free LEE FREE product line. Lee Brass has been a leader in manufacturing lead free alloy products for over 40 years," says Lee Brass VP Phil Stephens.
The new federal water safety regulation, known in the industry as NSF-61, requires less than 5 parts per billion for lead leaching for the "Health Effects of Safe Drinking Water." It also addresses the "lead content" of potable water delivery system products as having a weighted lead content average of not more than 0.25%.
There are many advantages offered by Lee Brass' LEE FREE package:
Manufactured in the USA
Contains antimicrobial properties that may kill bacteria naturally. Not so with other materials such as stainless steel and PVC.
LEE FREE® offers the most extensive lead free package of cast solder and threaded brass fittings and flanges with 745 line items. It is the most complete lead free package in the world.
And LEE FREE® is NSF 61 certified.
The LEE FREE package includes:
LEE FREE Cast Solder fittings, flanges, and unions.
LEE FREE Domestic Threaded fittings, flanges and unions.
NSF 61 Certified Imported Threaded
Brass Nipples (NSF 61 certified)
Also available are:
Brass clean out plugs (leaded)
Cast Solder DWV fittings (leaded)
* Ref: Principals Of Corrosion Engineering and Corrosion Control
By Zaki Ahmad, Institution of Chemical Engineers (Great Britain)
SOURCE Lee Brass