This full port valve is all brass construction, except for the ball which is hard chromium plated. A full port valve will have a minimal pressure drop because of its full size ports. The insulated handle has a fast 1/4 turn to open or close the valve. Maximum operating temperature of this brass valve is 248 F (120 C). It is 1/2" female NPT threaded on both ends. This ball valve is NSF rated for drinking water.