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McGuire Manufacturing Co., a leader in the plumbing fixture trim industry for over 66 years, has announced that its patented mechanical integral check angle stop, the ICV Defender, has received ASME A112.18.3, Certification as a Backflow Protection Devices and Systems in Plumbing Fixture Fittings.
The ICV Defender angle stop is a spring-actuated integral check valve that was introduced in July of 2020 to address cross-connection contamination and backflow. The ICV Defender is manufactured to the same specification as McGuire's heavy pattern angle stops and is available in IPS, sweat, and compression connections.
"Our product development team is very pleased that the ICV Defender passed the rigorous backflow testing requirements of ASME A112.18.3. It's important that McGuire continues to develop new products to improve and protect commercial plumbing systems, this product does both," said McGuire Manufacturing Co. Executive Vice President Kevin Mayer.