A pre-rinse spray valve is a handheld device that uses a spray of water to remove food and grease from dishware, utensils, and pans before placing them in the dishwasher, while controlling the amount of water being used. They are inexpensive and easily interchangeable with different manufacturers’ assemblies.
Commercial pre-rinse spray valves manufactured and distributed in commerce, as defined by 42 U.S.C. 6291-(16)
, on or after January 1, 2006, must meet the energy conservation standards specified in the Code of Federal Regulations, 10 CFR Part 431.266
, and shall have a flow rate of not more than 1.6 gallons per minute.
OES can offer a variety of pre-rinse spray valves from 1.24-1.6 gallons per minute (GPM), according to the costumer’s needs. New efficient valves on the market can reduce between 30% - 70% percent of the rinse water. Low-flow pre-rinse spray valves is a water conservation measure which function has threefold decreases in utility costs: water, sewer and gas or electricity (for water heating). For businesses who want to conserve water and cut their expenses, there are many programs that subsidies the cost of this cost effective water efficient measure.