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This line of ball valves has an expanded operating range

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

This company has expanded its line of high-performance ball valves to include 2.5-, 3- and 4-in. sizes of the 585HP-LF and 585HP-66-LF bronze ball valves (photo) in solder, threaded and press end connections. Designed for commercial and industrial applications, the lead-free and corrosion-resistant 585HP full-port ball valve line allows for simpler installation, adjustability and long service life. The patented, laser-welded construction eliminates the threaded body to body-end connection, allowing for higher operating pressures and an operating temperature up to 250°F. The expanded 585HP line features a reversible handle, which provides flexibility for on-site modifications, a large accessible packing nut and a triple-sealed stem. — Nibco, Inc., Elkhart, Ind.