Compact New Bonomi Lead-Free Brass Ball Valve Package Powered By Valbia “Mini” Direct Mount Actuator

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The new 8E864 Series automated shutoff valve from Bonomi is more compact and meets all requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Compact new 8E864 Series uses advanced "mini" actuator and is SWDA lead-free.

Both the valve and the actuator are manufactured by Bonomi.

The Bonomi Group, manufacturer of the first lead-free electric automated shutoff ball valve package, is now offering a more advanced and compact lead-free package in the U.S. and Canada. The new 8E864 Series package meets all requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and is available in sizes 1/4-inch through 1-1/4 inches.

The new lead-free package is powered by the Valbia® VB008 “Mini” quarter-turn direct-mount electric actuator. The VB008 measures just 4 3/4” long X 2 ¾” wide. It provides the most compact and reliable automatic flow control for a wide range of applications.

The standard 110 VAC motor with Class II insulation meets CE standards and delivers 71 in/lbs. of torque in horizontal or vertical installations. The waterproof IP 65 housing of the VB008 is constructed of flame-resistant plastic with O-ring seals at critical points. A manual override, anti-condensation heater, and a 100% duty cycle motor are standard.

An RB 250N LF full-port direct-mount ball valve completes the package and provides bubble-tight shutoff. It is is built with a forged lead-free brass body made without the addition of bismuth or silicon to replace lead in the brass. Bismuth and silicon, often added by other manufacturers to improve machinability, have been associated with valve failures and installation problems.

NPTF end connections are standard, as are the blowout proof stem, PTFE seats and double O-ring stem seals for leak-free service. Maximum working pressure is 600 WOG or 150 WSP. Maximum operating temperature is 366°F. The 8E864 is 100% factory tested before shipping. The RB 250N LF ball valve is also available separately in larger sizes from 2” to 4”.

Both the valve and the actuator are manufactured by Bonomi, one of the world’s only fully integrated manufacturers of both actuators and direct mount ball valves. For more information on the Bonomi 8E864 Series or other Bonomi products, contact Bonomi North America at (704) 412-9031 or visit online at

About Bonomi North America

Bonomi North America has served the U.S. and Canada since 2003 and is part of the Bonomi Group of Brescia, Italy. Bonomi Group brands include Rubinetterie Bresciane Bonomi (RB) brass ball valves and check valves; Valpres carbon and stainless steel ball valves; and Valbia pneumatic and electric industrial actuators. Bonomi North America maintains an extensive distribution network for these products from its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. and a facility in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


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