NSF/ANSI/CAN 61

Keeping You in Compliance

 

On January 1, 2024 the NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 Section 9 Lead Leachate Standard will become mandatory

Be ready with our lead-free* and low-lead brass solutions

We have excellent American-made brass solutions that will ensure you comply with the current and coming standards. Our three brass options, ECO FORGE®, ECO BRASS® and Low Lead Brass, have been successfully used for part production and are the ideal fit to keep your components compliant as we move toward 2024. Select the brass alloy that works best for the products you are manufacturing. These three options provide sound solutions to continue operating in compliance withNSF/ANSI/CAN 61, Section 9 lead leachate standard.

NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 Section 9 Requirements:

  • Mandatory January 1, 2024
  • Reduced from 5 to 1 µg for endpoint devices (e.g. faucets)
  • Reduced from 5 to 0.5 µg for components (e.g. valves)

Average “Q” values for drilled, water contact surfaces, Extrapolated to 8,20,50 and 120 in2

1 to 8 (in2)

Small Components
Fittings, shut-off valves, valve cartridges,
center body tees, aerator housings

9 to 20 (in2)

Large Components
Faucet bodies & Faucet spouts

21 to 50 (in2)

Small Devices
Bathroom faucets

51 to 120 (in2)

Large Devices
Kitchen faucets, drinking fountain bubblers

The mechanical properties and chemical composition of these alloys will meet your product’s requirements. Our experts at Wieland Chase are here to discuss your specific manufacturing needs to ensure a smooth transition to a new alloy if needed.
Alloy Properties and Machinability
Property C69300 ECO BRASS®1 C69850 ECO FORGE®2 C27450 LOW LEAD®1
Tensile Strength (ksi) 90 77 63
Yield Strength (ksi) 48 55 40
Elongation (%) 35 22 28
Mid-Radius Hardness (Rb) 88 87 74
Dezinc. Depth (µm)3 0 40 400
Machinability (vs C360)4 85 82 70
1Typical mechanical properties for 1.000”RD H02 temperature rod 
2Average of maximum dezincification depth values from Corrosion Testing Lab, Newark DE
3Based on production experience and independent lab testing machinability rated at 100% for single point machining
Nominal Alloy Composition (with ASTM Ranges)
Alloy C69300 ECO BRASS® C69850 ECO FORGE® C27450 LOW LEAD®
Copper (%) Nominal
ASTM
75.3
73-77
68.4
67.5-69
61.6
60-65
Lead (%) Nominal
ASTM
0.05
0.09 max
0.05
0.09 max
0.18
0.25 max
Silicon (%) Nominal
ASTM
2.9
2.7-3.4
1.7
1.53-2.0
Phos. (%) Nominal
ASTM
0.1
0.04-0.15
0.09
0.04-0.15
Zinc (Approx. %) Nominal
ASTM
21.5
Remainder
29.8
Remainder
38
Remainder

* This product complies with 0.25% weighted average lead content on wetted surfaces in accordance with Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) / Federal Public Law No. 111-380.

 

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