NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 accreditation for chemical metering hose pumps
Peristaltic chemical metering expert Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG), announces that it received the first NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 accreditation in the world for its chemical metering hose pumps for drinking water supply.
Companies manufacturing, selling or distributing water treatment or distribution products in North America must ensure their products comply with NSF/ANSI/CAN 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects. This global performance-based standard evaluates the quantity of contaminants that leach from equipment and the components and materials that come into contact with drinking water. These indirect additives can occur at any point in the journey from source to tap, including production, treatment and distribution.
“In a critical sector like drinking water supply, utilities and municipalities need to know that the equipment they are using is safe and fit-for-purpose,” says Rick Balek, sales manager, Watson-Marlow Inc. “The NSF mark provides assurance that our products have been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations in existence. Our commitment to quality, compliance and safety is company-wide and we share our customers’ priority in ensuring that safe supply goes beyond treatment and disinfection and right up to the tap.”
Models in WMFTG’s Bredel and APEX ranges are the first chemical metering hose pumps to achieve NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 certification. Other Watson-Marlow products, including Qdos peristaltic chemical metering pumps, also carry the certification.
In the U.S. and Canada, drinking water system components are regulated from the water treatment works to the water meter. The NSF certification process ensures only the highest quality components come into contact with drinking water. To qualify for this coveted accreditation, manufacturers must submit details about all product materials and supplier names of all wetted components. A thorough inspection of all manufacturing facilities is then carried out.
Once certified, products are entitled to carry the NSF mark and are listed on the organization’s website www.nsf.org/certified-products-systems. Products must be re-tested and facilities audited each year to demonstrate compliance.