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.