TIGERFLOW Systems receives NSF/ANSI 61 Certification
Dallas, TX â?? 3 May 2007 â?? TIGERFLOW announces that it has officially received NSF/ANSI 61 certification # N-5169 for the TIGERFLOW ES-3000 End Suction Booster Pump and VMS-4000 Vertical Multi-Stage Booster Pump domestic water booster system series by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO). IAMPO is an independent, ANSI-certified third party testing organization. All certified TIGERFLOW systems were tested to maximum performance levels, and included triplex as well as subordinate simplex and duplex systems. The companyâ??s production facilities were also certified.
The NSF/ANSI 61 (aka Standard 61 or NSF 61) standard covers all products in contact with potable water, and encompasses all potential extractants whether organic or metal, to ensure clear drinking water distribution from source to tap in the US and Canada. The certification requires all points-of-contact within a potable water delivery system meet Uniform Plumbing CodeTM, standards including pipes, pumps, hoses, fittings, cements, coatings, gaskets, adhesives, lubricants, carbon, sand, zeolite, ion exchange media, water meters, in-line valves, filters, process equipment, mechanical plumbing devices, and endpoint devices like faucets and drinking fountains.
The clear drinking water standard has become mandatory for all products used to supply drinking water in all new buildings in Los Angeles, California. In August 2006 the city of Los Angeles sent letters to all their listed booster system suppliers requiring them to provide a â??Toxicity report from a city approved 3rd party testing agency which verifies that the pump discharge water is non-harmful for human usage and consumption. The test standard shall be National Sanitary Foundation Standard Number 61 (NSF61 â?? Drinking Water System Components-Health effects),â?? i.e. NSF/ANSI 61 certified pumping system.
Although forty-four U.S. States and three Canadian Provinces require that individual municipal drinking water system components comply with the requirements of the standard, enforcement is spotty. While the majority of faucets and plastic pipes do not leach harmful amounts of lead or other contaminants and may be NSF/ANSI 61 compliant, the same cannot be said for all types of water distribution products.
â??As reports of impure drinking water causing contamination increase, and public concerns about pure drinking water force the issue, more municipalities and governmental agencies are expected to enact and enforce similar standards for drinking water delivery systems,â?? according to TIGERFLOW president, Marvin Yoder. He cites recent news about green onions, packaged spinach, and high rise condominiums where impure water has caused public health issues.
TIGERFLOW is a packaged booster systems manufacturer that has been NSF/ANSI 61 certified IAMPO # N-5169 for its domestic water booster systems. Â