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NSF 61?

NSF 61?

For those that do not know, NSF International is a global independant public health organization that provides standards for testing, materials and education used in most places the word “sanitation” may apply. In fact, NSF stands for the “National Sanitation Foundation” and was founded in the State of Michigan in 1944 – where NSF retains its headquarters to this day. At present, the NSF has a staff of over 1,200 and serves organizations in over 150 countries. “NSF 61” is actually shorthand for “NSF/ANSI Standard 61” and any materials that are distributed in North America for applications involving potable water must meet the standard. It is a comprehensive standard that addresses everything from pipes and faucets, to ladders, to filter mediums. For more information on NSF/ANSI Standard 61 click here.

What does this have to do with fiberglass reinforced plastic?

One of the largest industries for FRP systems is water treatment. We are almost always asked, “does your FRP conform to NSF 61?” the answer is “yes!” It is still an important to confirm with your rep that the proper components are specified to maintain NSF 61 compliance – but the point is compliance to NSF 61 is not a problem. For questions on our FRP products please contact us:

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