SOURCE: Zurn Industries, LLC


October 14, 2010 15:21 ET

Forward Thinking in Backflow Prevention

Introducing the Wilkins 300AR Series Backflow Preventer, Designed to Provide the Lowest Life-Cycle Cost on the Market Today

PASO ROBLES, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2010) - The Wilkins 300AR Series offers a sustainable solution to plumbing, waterworks, fire protection and irrigation backflow preventers. The new 300AR Series backflow preventers are designed to provide the lowest life-cycle cost, while making repair and maintenance simple and cost effective. These new Wilkins products are designed for in-line repair, requiring fewer parts and less labor than other backflow products on the market.

Fully approved by the Foundation for Cross Connection Control and Hydraulic Research at the University of Southern California, the 300AR Series is a smart choice for easy installation and lowest total cost over the life of the unit. Customers need only provide the "A" dimension on their existing backflow, and Wilkins builds a direct replacement designed for drop-in replacement. There is no need for additional spools or spacers, saving two to six hours of installation labor and up to two machine hours per backflow replacement. It is a smart choice for easy installation and lowest total cost over the life of the unit.

In designing the 300AR Series, Wilkins studied the problems plaguing current backflow preventer products on the market, and eliminated them with a patented design. The Wilkins 300AR Series has a clear advantage over other reduced pressure principle and double check backflow assemblies in the industry -- ease of maintenance.

The Wilkins 300AR Series backflow preventers are designed for in-line maintenance. Many of today's manufacturers' designs do not lend themselves to in-line repair. They encourage the owner to replace their products rather than repair them, adding to the stability of their business model, not yours.

The 300AR Series repair kits cost up to 70% less than the equivalent competitor repair kit. It is a one-of-a-kind product that saves time and money, and makes a more efficient use of materials. For property owners with multiple facilities, substantial savings can be realized when Wilkins 300AR backflow preventers are used as replacements and retrofits. They are designed to replace or retrofit just about any brand of backflow preventer on the market.

Wilkins offers grooved by grooved spools that mount between the grooved backflow body and the grooved shut off valve. These grooved spools are custom made to order and shipped pre-assembled and tested with the backflow preventer. This single assembly backflow configuration is the most cost-effective replacement solution available.

Life cycle savings are estimated to be 20% or more. The 300AR Series is also Lead-Free Law compliant and NSF 61 Annex G Listed. To learn more or for a demonstration of the backflow life-cycle analysis tool that helps identify your actual cost savings, visit

Wilkins, a Zurn company, has a 100-year tradition of developing quality engineered products to meet the growing needs of water conservation, water safety, water control and water comfort. Wilkins Products are specified in plumbing, irrigation, fire protection and waterworks applications worldwide. Wilkins is the industry leader for backflow preventers and pressure regulators used in new construction, replacement and retro-fit applications. To learn more about Wilkins complete line of water control products visit

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