BIF receives NSF 61 certification for mixing system

The system's materials of construction were tested and certified against the components health effects standard at NSF labs in Ann Arbor...

SOLON, OH, Feb. 7, 2005 -- NSF International has completed certification of BIF LLC's potable water tank mixing system to NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking
Water System Components - Health Effects.

The system's materials of construction were tested and certified against NSF/ANSI Standard 61 at the Ann Arbor, Mich., laboratories of NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization that certifies products and writes standards. NSF Standard 61 certification is designed to ensure that products do not contribute contaminants into drinking water that could cause adverse health effects.

"By having their product certified by NSF, BIF's clients can rest assured that the BIF systems will not contribute harmful levels of contaminants into drinking water and will meet state requirements in regards to health safety," said Dave Purkiss, general manager of NSF International's water distribution systems program. "I congratulate them on taking this extra step to assure product quality and customer satisfaction. NSF will conduct on-going audits and testing to ensure continued conformance to Standard 61."

According to BIF's Larry Rice, "The BIF potable water mixing system is designed to increase water circulation within the storage tank. By creating turnover in the tank, there is a more uniform distribution of disinfection chemicals. Greater consistency of disinfection chemical helps reduce the need to add chemicals down stream of the storage structure. It is this unique capability along with NSF Certification that makes the product indispensable to water suppliers looking for additional methods to improve water quality."

Rice added, "We look forward to continuing our work with NSF as our business grows and we certify additional products."

BIF LLC (www.bifwater.com), formerly known as the Builder's Iron Foundry, is a privately held company that uses advanced technologies to accurately measure and distribute water. With more than 100 years of experience, BIF is committed to providing absolute quality and innovative products. BIF provides highly accurate flow measurement equipment and pioneering fluid mixing technologies.

NSF International (www.nsf.org), an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water, air and consumer goods. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations Ltd., organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.

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