Recent requests from the plumbing industry has prompted NSF International to expand services for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) water main piping products.
Recent requests from the plumbing industry has promptedNSF
Internationalto expand services for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) water main piping
products. NSF’s new services evaluate and certify PVC pipes that meet UL 1285:Pipe
and Couplings, PVC for Underground Fire Service’s
devices include PVC and molecular oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVCO) pressure
pipe, couplings and gaskets for use in underground fire service systems and
connections to such systems.
NSF also announced that Sanderson Pipe Corporation, a manufacturer of PVC pipe, is the
first client to be certified to UL 1285:
Pipe by NSF’s Plumbing Program.
the requirements of UL 1285 and AWWA C900:PVC Pressure
Pipe and Fabricated Fittings, 4-Inch through 12-Inch, for Water Distributionstandards are very similar, NSF can bundle these services
to offer a listing to UL 1285, AWWA C900 and NSF 14:Plastics Piping System Components and Related
Materialssaving additional cost and
time. These specifications include dimensions, testing, and toxicology to make
sure pipe is safer for customers, as well as the environment.
service expansion will enable manufacturers of PVC piping to take advantage of
the convenience of having one source for their plumbing, conduit and now water
main pipe testing/certification needs,” saidNasrin Kashefi,
general manager, NSF plumbing program.
listing program meets the listing requirements in National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) 24: Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and their
Appurtenances. NSF is also a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration for UL 1285.
For more information about the new services offered
by NSF’s Plumbing Program, contactTim Haenftling, technical
manager of NSF’s plumbing programs, email@example.com.