Faucets

Faucets

Selecting the right faucet is simple. You just need to take into consideration a few things...

  • What kind of product are you dispensing?
    • Thin and free running - a 3/4" faucet is best because they resist drips better and you can control the flow more easily
    • Heavier liquids and syrups - a 2" faucet or gate valve
    • Faucet to fit into small opening containers - narrow neck faucets
    • Stop "chugging" - self-ventelating faucets
  • Plastic faucets
    • Made of polyethylene or polyproplene (435)
    • Intially cost less
    • Can be installed without a wrench
    • Won't rust or corrode
    • Not as durable as metal - need replacing more often (cross threading can be a problem)
    • Not recommended for long-term contact with petroleum products or chlorinated solvents (use nylon or metal instead)
    • Never use them with flammable products
  • Metal faucets
    • Made of iron, brass, aluminum, or zinc
    • Perfect for oils, cleaners, paints and non-flammable solvents
    • Most 3/4" faucets are self-closing and lockable (just slip a padlock on)

We have faucets for Hedpacks and Cubitainers as well.