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Low-Flow Pre-Rinse Spray Valves

A low-flow pre-rinse spray valve is one of the easiest and most cost effective energy saving devices available to the foodservice operator.

In addition to minimizing water consumption, water heating energy and sewer charges are also reduced. Replacing a typical spray valve that flows up to five gallons of water per minute (gpm) with a low-flow unit can yield the following results:

Low Flow Pre Rinse Spray Valve Cost Comparison Chart

The FSTC recommends a pre-rinse spray valve with a flow rate of 1.15 gallons per minute or less, and with a cleanability performance of 26 seconds per plate or less, based on the ASTM Standard Test Method for Performance of Pre-Rinse Spray Valves.

Calculate Pre-Rinse Spray Valve Savings
Customize your calculated energy and water savings results with the FSTC’s Pre-Rinse Spray Valve Cost Calculator.

Pre-Rinse Spray Valve Rebates
PG&E foodservice customers are eligible for a rebate on qualifying pre-rinse spray valves with a flow rate of 1.15 gallons per minute or less. For qualifying models, visit the rebate page.

Tested Pre-Rinse Spray Valves
The following pre-rinse spray valves have been tested by the FSTC:
(Click any model for the test summary)

- BK Resources PRV-1
- Chicago Faucet 90-LABCP
- Component Hardware Group KL50-Y002-16
- Component Hardware Group KLP50-Y002-12
- Component Hardware Group KLP50-Y002152
- Component Hardware Group KLP50-Y002-45
- Component Hardware Group KLP50-Y002-65
- Component Hardware Group KLP50-Y002-74
- Encore KLP50-Y002105
- Encore KL50-Y103 & Y104 (Straight Stream)
- Encore KL50-Y103 & Y104 (25 degree Fan Position)
- Encore KL50-Y103 & Y104 (15 degree Fan Position)
- Fisher 10197 & 13641
- Krowne Metal Water Saver 21-129L
- Meisheng M0098SV-065G
- Meisheng M0098SV-124G
- Meisheng M0098SV-142G
- Meisheng M0098SV1-124G
- PlateScrape Plate Pre-Scrapper
- Strahman Kwik-Clean 3 (5 Degree Fan Position)
- Strahman Kwik-Clean 3 (15 Degree Fan Position)
- Strahman Kwik-Clean 3 (Tri Tip Position)
- Strahman Vari-Spray

Federal Efficiency Requirements

The Federal Government has issued guidelines for its facilities when purchasing pre-rinse spray valves. These guidelines, published by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) can be followed by any facility interested in energy efficiency and conservation.
See the FEMP pre-rinse spray valve requirement.