Douglas Barwick Inc. obtains NSF Certification for stainless steel pipe, fittings

Douglas Barwick Inc. has obtained NSF Certification for its stainless steel pipe and fittings, becoming one of the first companies to offer a complete size range of NSF/ANSI 61 certified products. Certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 includes periodic testing of the product to make sure it does not leach harmful levels of metals or other contaminants into drinking water, as well as ongoing inspections of the manufacturing facility...

Feb 20th, 2008

• Among the first companies in North America to receive NSF 61 Certification for its stainless steel pipe and fittings

ANN ARBOR, MI, Feb. 18, 2008 -- NSF International announced that Douglas Barwick Inc. has obtained NSF Certification for its stainless steel pipe and fittings, becoming one of the first companies to offer a complete size range of NSF/ANSI 61 certified products.

By obtaining certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components -- Health Effects, Douglas Barwick -- a leader in the manufacturing of stainless steel pipe and pipe fittings -- has demonstrated compliance with all of the Standard's requirements. Certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 includes periodic testing of the product to make sure it does not leach harmful levels of metals or other contaminants into drinking water, as well as ongoing inspections of the manufacturing facility.

"We have found an increasing demand for stainless piping systems in drinking water applications across North America and along with that, a need for NSF 61 Certification," said Clem McEvoy of Douglas Barwick.

Just because a product is made from stainless steel does not mean it is acceptable for use with drinking water. In fact, 43 U.S. States and 11 Canadian Provinces require that stainless steel products used in public drinking water systems comply with Standard 61 requirements.

"Over the past few months, NSF has received many inquiries from contractors, utilities and drinking water agencies in the US and Canada looking for stainless steel pipe and fittings that are certified to NSF/ANSI 61," said David Purkiss General Manager of NSF's Standard 61 certification program. "Douglas Barwick's certification will enable them to fulfill a growing need for these types of certified products throughout North America."

The Official NSF Listing for Douglas Barwick's stainless steel piping products is available at www.nsf.org/Certified/PwsComponents/Listings.asp?Company=4K620&Standard

NSF International, an independent, non-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods.

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