ASCO Introduces Lead-Free Brass Solenoid Valves That Comply with Federal Safe Drinking Water Regulations

Florham Park, New Jersey, U.S.A. - October 4, 2016 - ASCO has introduced brass valves that comply with Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirements for lead-free components. The lead-free brass constructions are available on the company's most popular lines of general service solenoid valves.

"The solenoid valves of preference for OEM's and end users are now available for lead-free applications," said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO. "With the broadest line of lead-free brass valves in the industry, ASCO makes product development simpler and less complex for engineers designing equipment for lead-free applications. Customers also will benefit from the proven performance, reliability, and quick availability that comes with every ASCO 210 Series and 262/263 Series valve," Kemple said.

The SDWA's section 1417 prohibits the use of leaded components in valves handling water "intended for human consumption." Lead-free brass valves from ASCO facilitate equipment design by eliminating the need to perform the wetted surface area lead content calculation specified by the SDWA.

The valves are available with flexible options that meet a variety of customer needs:

  • Pipe sizes of 1/8 inch to 1 inch
  • NBR and EPDM elastomer options
  • Coil electrical connection options: conduit (NEMA 4X), DIN coil, open-frame spade
  • Hot water constructions

ASCO is the only company offering lead-free brass valves with a zero psi minimum pressure differential option. Five psi minimum pressure differential models also are available. The valves are ideal for applications seeking compliance with the SDWA such as dishwashing equipment and general plumbing uses.


Popular models and constructions are available with five-day shipping via ASCO Express. The valves can be ordered through ASCO distributors and sales representatives. For more information, contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO (2726), by e-mail at, or visit

About ASCO

ASCO, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive solutions of fluid automation products for a broad range of process and manufacturing industry applications. The company's global scale increases speed to market, its deep expertise across applications transforms ideas into measurable outcomes, and its people create solutions that maximize efficiencies and optimize customer applications. ASCO's fluid control and pneumatic product lines include a full range of solenoid valves, angle body piston valves, valve manifolds, cylinders, filters, regulators, lubricators and a complete range of accessories. For more information, visit

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit