News | June 8, 2014

Mueller Co. Announces Transformational 350psi Resilient Wedge Gate Valve

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Boston, MA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Mueller Co., North America's largest and only full-line supplier of potable water distribution products, has introduced a new all-ductile iron resilient wedge gate valve. The new iron gate valve has an industry-leading working pressure of 350psi and will be commercially available in August 2014.

Mueller Co. is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of products and services that are used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water.

The Mueller style A-2361 resilient wedge gate valve will be offered in sizes ranging from 4 to 12 inches and features innovative dual purpose lifting lugs, a user friendly T-head bolt retention design and a unique 'pressure assist' wedge geometry. The valve is also triple listed; it meets American Water Works Association's C515 standards and is both UL listed and FM approved.

"Mueller's new resilient wedge gate valve is transformational on several levels and is ready today for the increasing demands of tomorrow's potable water distribution systems," said Greg Rogowski, president of Mueller Co. "This new gate valve offers unique features that provide tangible benefits to our customers."

The lifting lugs provide instant alignment for the valve box and accommodate straps or hooks. In addition, there is a nesting area for T-head bolts on MJ connections to prevent rotation during pipe installation. The all-new 'pressure assisted' wedge design requires the same torque to seal at 350psi as current distribution valves do at 250psi. Importantly, all internal components of the new 2361 are interchangeable with their current installed base of Mueller resilient wedge gate valves, simplifying the utilities parts inventory requirements.

The valve is made in the USA at Mueller Co.'s Chattanooga, TN facility and certified to ANSI/NSF 61 and ANSI/NSF 372.

Mueller's new resilient wedge gate valve is available through Mueller Co.'s extensive waterworks distribution system. For more information, please visit the Company's website: www.muellercompany.com.

About Mueller Co.
Since 1857, the Mueller name has been known for innovative water distribution products of superior quality. We are North America's largest and only full-line supplier of potable water distribution products. Our products are used throughout the water system from source to customer. For more information about Mueller Co., visit www.muellercompany.com

About Mueller Water Products, Inc.
Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America. Our broad product and service portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure®. The piping component systems produced by Anvil help build connections that last in commercial, industrial and oil & gas applications. Visit us at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.

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