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

11.04.2003

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.

More articles on this topic

Post-Brexit Standards and Directives for Pumps

23.02.2024 -

Wayne Rose, CEO of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) shares some thoughts on the shifting legislative landscape impacting the pump sector in the aftermath of Brexit, highlighting some of the efforts undertaken by his organisation (and others) in ensuring a fair and equitable approach is adopted across the board.

Read more

BPMA Observes Department of Business and Trade’s Extension of CE Marking Recognition

19.02.2024 -

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has taken note of the announcement by Minister Hollinrake regarding the extension of CE marking recognition in the UK market. This significant development, following the Department of Business and Trade’s August 2023 declaration of continued recognition for certain product regulations, prompts reflection and analysis from the BPMA on its implications for the pump sector.

Read more

Smart Platforms Enabling Faster Leak Detection

15.02.2024 -

Using cloud-based platforms for more efficient leak detection will be the subject of an Ovarro presentation at the Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD) annual convention. Channel manager Craig Abbott will highlight Ovarro cloud solutions that analyse network noise to provide actionable information for leakage reduction.

Read more

Gender Parity in Water Accelerated with UK-US Agreement

09.02.2024 -

British Water will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the WaterRising Institute of the USA at the trade association’s upcoming International Reception on Monday 19 February in London. The MoU is an agreement to partner on the WaterWoman Project, which aims to accelerate gender parity in water management, addressing the urgent need for a gender-inclusive, water-positive approach to solving the water crisis.

Read more