Reliance Worldwide Corporation, Vaughan, Ont, introduces its new SharkBite Max. The push-to-connect fitting is a re-engineered product from its first generation. It now features a stainless-steel retainer for added strength in addition to its brass body. The SharkBite Max fittings have double the burst pressure compared to the first-generation fitting.
The new couplings and end connectors also feature a higher-pressure rating of 250 PSI. Unlike the first-generation fittings, SharkBite Max couplings no longer include a PEX stiffener insert as it is no longer required for PEX applications per ASSE 1061. SharkBite Max couplings come in sizes ranging from half-inch to one-inch.