NSF Certifies IPEX PVCO Pipe to AWWA C909

NSF International of Ann Arbor, Mich., on April 16 announced that IPEX Incorporated, a leader in thermoplastic piping systems, is the first molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVCO) pressure pipe manufacturer to receive certification to ASTM F1483 and AWWA C909 standards for pressure pipes.

NSF is currently the only organization that tests and certifies PVCO pipe to these standards.

PVCO can be used in water mains, sewer force mains, process piping, and irrigation applications. NSF/ANSI Standard 14: Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials requires that PVCO pipe meet AWWA C909:PVCO Pressure Pipe, 4-inch through 24-inch (100 mm through 600 mm), for Water Distribution and ASTM F1483:Standard Specification for Oriented Poly (Vinyl Chloride), PVCO, Pressure Pipe.

According to John Houle of IPEX, "Bionax PVCO is an extremely tough, high-strength pipe material that is perfectly suited for buried applications. IPEX also claims that Bionax PVCO has dramatically increased impact strength, increased fatigue resistance, and has larger inside diameters allowing increased flow. In addition, it is the most environmentally friendly pipe on the market, with a lower carbon footprint than any other material."

Since this was the first time a manufacturer had certified a pipe to the AWWA C909 standard, there were many challenges to overcome, and the team at NSF was very responsive and professional," said Houle.

"Third-party certification is important because it demonstrates IPEX’s efforts to provide regulators’ and users’ assurance that their products meet requirements for pressure pipes," said Jeremy Brown, NSF’s Code and Regulatory manager. "We are pleased to be able to offer IPEX these multiple testing and certification services to simplify and consolidate their certification needs."

NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water, and consumer goods. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide.

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