American Standard's new Flash pressure balance valve delivers maximum installation flexibility with features that speed up installation, the company notes. Flash provides a variety of pipe connection options with a compact size and design that makes installation quicker and easier in different construction situations. An exclusive stub-out connection is the first to work with press-connect fittings without additional solder or piping, according to the company. The American Standard Flash development team collaborated with Viega to design and test the connections. Viega has endorsed the valve to work with the Viega ProPress® System. The Flash valve also features a patented ceramic spool that allows for faster reaction time from pressure changes with lower, water-saving flow rates. The ceramic discs provide an exceptional user experience from the precise mixing of hot and cold water that enables a wider range of showering temperatures, the company notes.