Grundfos Comfort Series Instant Hot Water System Secures ANSI/NSF And IAPMO Safety Approvals


Olathe, KS - April 7, 2003, Grundfos Pumps Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of pumps, announced today that the Comfort Series Instant Hot Water Recirculation System has received ANSI / NSF Standard 61 and International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) safety certifications.

"Securing these two safety certifications is an important validation of our design," said Mike Easterley, director of Business Development for Grundfos Pumps. "The addition of these standards, which will include adding the NSF and IAPMO logos to our packaging, should make plumbing contractors and wholesalers even more comfortable with recommending this product to reduce long waits for hot water in existing homes."

The ANSI / NSF Standard 61 establishes guidelines for determining whether contaminants or other impurities are imparted indirectly into drinking water from the product being tested.

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is the organization that maintains the influential Universal Plumbing Code (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), both of which are widely used by plumbers to assess the safety of emerging HVAC engineering practices.

Grundfos, a long-time leading provider of circulator pumps for closed-loop HWR systems installed in homes during construction, introduced the Comfort Series Instant Hot Water System in 2002 and it has since become the fastest growing product ever launched by Grundfos North America's HVAC division.

This retrofit system is installed with a single pump at the water heater and a valve at each branch of the plumbing out to the fixtures. It provides the same water savings and comfort as a closed loop system and has a more straightforward installation than any competing under-the-sink system.

The system is shipped standard with a Grundfos UP15 circulator with a timer and power cord, a Grundfos Comfort Series thermal by-pass valve, mounting screws and instructions. The timer is used to set the pump to operate during peak water-usage times in the morning and evening and acts to moderate the modest energy draw of the pump, which is equivalent to a 25-watt lightbulb.

About Grundfos Pumps Corporation

Grundfos Pumps Corporation is a worldwide manufacturer of centrifugal pumps for residential, agricultural, environmental and commercial/industrial applications with 60 companies in 40 countries, employing over 11,000 employees worldwide. Its North American Regional Headquarters is located in Kansas City, Kansas, with a manufacturing and distribution center in Fresno, California and a distribution center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Outside of the USA, Grundfos Canada Inc. is situated in Toronto, Canada, and Grundfos Mexico is situated in Monterrey, Mexico.

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