Series PCWS was developed to eliminate connections and minimize space requirements in plastic piping systems. The pressure regulating supply stick combines a number of valves, connectors, and gauges into a compact, single-piece design. Most significantly, the reduction in size and connections provides an overall increase in piping strength by 1400%, virtually eliminating potential for breakage, according to the manufacturer. The multi-function assembly, called a "stick," incorporates the features of a pressure regulator, pressure gauge, and shut-off valve into a single unit. By eliminating the need for multiple joints and pipe sections, installation costs are reduced as well. Designed specifically for process cooling water, the all-thermoplastic stick assemblies can be used to strengthen piping and reduce footprint in a variety of applications where corrosion is an issue. The inherent pressure regulator can be set to supply downstream pressure from 5 to 125 PSI. Stick body materials are offered in Geon PVC or Corzan CPVC, with EPDM or FKM (Viton) seals. A variety of pipeline connections are available. Different types of connections can be specified for inlet and outlet. Each stick includes a pressure gauge or optional pressure/temperature gauge.