The 0.5 gpm pressure compensating aerator in Brushed Nickel spray models provide a flow rate reduction up to 75% as compared to the standard 2.2 gpm aerator. The wide spray is ideal for hand washing stations.
Under Federal Law, all faucets installed in public lavatories (exposed to walk-in traffic) must deliver a maximum flow of 0.5 gpm or 0.25 gpc (gallons per cycle) for metering/electronic faucets.
PCA (pressure compensating products) - provide a constant, consitent flow regardless of variations inline pressure. Standard aerators are typically flow restricted, using a fixed orifice to control flow rate. They work great if the line pressure is around 60 psi. If it is much lower, the flow rate will be insufficient; if it is higher, water and energy will be wasted. This PCA aerator will maintain a constant flow of 0.5 gpm regardless of water pressure.
Aerators are fully listed to the applicable US standards ANSI/ASME A112.18.1 (performance, construction quality and endurance) and ANSI/NSF61 (drinking water safety). Note that most other competitive aerators are NOT listed. Their marking "A112.18.1" on the housing side is NOT an indication of listing.
Available in Regular Sizes for Male, Female Threads or Dual Thread
Standard Housing with Male Threads: 15/16"-27
Standard Housing with Female Threads: 55/64" - 27
Standard Housing with Dual Threads: 15/16" - 55/64"
Ultra Low Flow