FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2010
CONTACT: Greta Houlahan
First company to have automatic controller products used in recreational water applications certified by NSF
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International has certified BECSys™ automatic controllers for recreational water applications to the requirements of NSF American National Standard (NSF/ANSI Standard 50). BECSys™ automatic controllers monitor essential conditions such as pH, ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential), and temperature and control various water treatment devices to maintain consistent water quality and are the first automatic controllers to be certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 50: Equipment for Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Other Recreational Water Facilities.
NSF Certification to the American National Standard verifies that the product does not contribute excessive levels of contaminants to the water, is resistant to corrosion, is durable in design and construction and has been evaluated for functional performance against rigorous tests such as life testing, microbiological disinfection efficacy, output testing and pressure tests. Certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 50 is required by most U.S. States.
NSF/ANSI Standard 50 covers products used in residential and public swimming pools, spas and other recreational water facilities such as water parks. The standard contains requirements for many different product types. For controllers, NSF Certification includes evaluation of: material safety, corrosion resistance, and design and construction. Controllers must also pass monitor display accuracy and controller output accuracy verification of pH, ORP, and chlorine/bromine parameters. Controllers are also required to pass 110,000 cycle life testing, 100-day chemical resistance exposure, product marking, operational and use instructions and labeling review requirements.
BECSys™ automatic controllers successfully met all of NSF/ANSI Standard 50 performance evaluation and testing requirements. NSF performs annual, unannounced inspections of facilities that manufacture NSF Certified products and NSF conducts periodic product retesting to verify continual compliance with certification requirements.
“The NSF Certification of BECS Technology to the robust requirements of NSF/ANSI 50 helps assure owners and operators of recreational water facilities that the BECSys™ controllers have met or exceeded the highest level of testing and certification for products that monitor and help maintain optimum water chemistry to protect swimmers,” said Dave Purkiss, General Manager of NSF International’s Water Treatment and Distribution Program.
“We are excited that the BECSys™ line of controllers are the only automatic controllers to be certified by NSF International’s Recreational Water Certification Program to date, adding even more credibility to the BECSys™ brand,” said BECS Technology, Inc. President Brett Steinbrueck. “NSF Certification for health and performance positions our advanced water treatment products for greater use in municipal and commercial facilities as well as private residences and promotes further use and acceptance of our products throughout North American and global markets.”
To view BECS Technology’s online listings, visit NSF’s website. For more information on BECS Technology’s recreational water certification, contact Dave Purkiss at email@example.com or 734-827-6855 or visit NSF’s recreational water webpage.
More information on BECSys™ products is available at http://www.BECS.com.
About NSF International: NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 120 countries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.
NSF/ANSI Standard 50: Equipment for Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Other Recreational Water Facilities specifies the testing requirements for virtually every product used at a recreational water facility. NSF/ANSI Standard 50 is the American National Standard for products that are used in recreational water facilities, which addresses materials, design and construction and product performance requirements. An online listing of NSF Certified Products is available at www.nsf.org/certified/pools.
Additional NSF services include NSF Education and Training programs, safety audits for the food and water industries, nutritional/dietary supplement certification and management systems registrations through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd.