GalvinClear is an innovative lead-free technology from Galvin Engineering used to manufacture their signature range of quality commercial taps and fixtures.
Galvin Engineering’s traditional commercial taps are manufactured from high quality DZR brass, meet strict Australian Standards, and are totally safe for potable water. The new GalvinClear range offers customers a greater level of choice due to the demand for lead free taps in the community.
GalvinClear products are approved in Australia and New Zealand
Galvin Engineering’s GalvinClear taps are tested to ‘AS/NZS 4020:2005 – Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water’, prior to obtaining WaterMark certification. Additionally, all the products go through very thorough in-house testing in the Galvin lab as well as rigorous infield testing to ensure they perform at the highest standards as required in commercial applications.
What does ‘lead free’ mean?
Since the term ‘lead free’ is not currently defined by law in Australia and New Zealand, Galvin Engineering has based their definition on s1417 of the USA’s Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the relevant US standards NSF61/ NSF372. The SDWA defines ‘lead free’ as “not more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead when used with respect to the wetted surface of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures”.
What are GalvinClear products made of?
Not only do GalvinClear products meet the lead free definition described above, but they are also made from the material most suitable for their commercial applications.
GalvinClear products are designed to minimise the volume of water that physically touches a metallic surface, via the use of other materials such as approved plastics or polymers. Also, all metallic materials used in their manufacture are listed on the European Standard ‘4MS Common Approach’, which ensures they meet the strict German Drinking Water Guidelines.
Depending on the commercial application, Galvin Engineering’s tapware is made from a range of metallic materials including 316 Stainless Steel (Approved to 4MS, ideal for external environments such as schools and parks, and for the corrosive salty conditions found near beaches); and DZR Brass with ≤ 0.2% lead (Approved to 4MS, ideal for applications using warm water systems such as in large health or custodial facilities).
Do GalvinClear taps cost more than traditional taps?
GalvinClear taps are priced slightly higher than the traditional range due to the extra design features and the intricate manufacturing process. However, GalvinClear taps offer long-term durability, substantially reducing the additional annual cost while offering the assurance of safe drinking water.
GalvinClear bubbler taps
Galvin Engineering’s new Ezy-Drink GalvinClear 316 stainless steel drinking bubbler taps are ideal for schools and public areas.
Ezy-Drink GalvinClear bubbler taps are available in manual push button or electronic piezo button versions. The electronic version has a special safety feature, which allows stagnant water to be purged from the tap at pre-determined intervals, reducing the amount of metals that may leach into the water from the plumbing system and helping minimise the growth of bacteria such as Legionella.
Key features include high grade 316 stainless steel construction ensuring protection against corrosive and harsh environment applications; 6 Star water efficiency rating; ‘AS/NZS 3718:2005 – Water Supply – Tap Ware’ approval and compliance with AS/NZS 4020; exquisite satin finish; ultra-durable design resistant to vandalism; adjustable flow control valve allowing taps to be adjusted on-site to ensure water is delivered at the proper height and volume for easy drinking; and UV- and bacteria-resistant rubber mouth guard specially designed to protect teeth, making it ideal for schools.
GalvinClear products are available from quality plumbing supply merchants around Australia and New Zealand.
Learn more about the electronic piezo button version of the Ezy-Drink GalvinClear 316 Stainless Steel Drinking Bubbler Tap by watching Chris Galvin’s video demonstration.