NSF 61 Certified APEX and Bredel Pumps for Drinking Water

Posted on by R Andrew Springer

Products Covered

Bredel 50

APEX 10 to 20 pumps with EPDM hoses
APEX 28 and 35 pumps with EPDM and NR hoses
Bredel 10 to 50 pumps with EPDM and NR Endurance hoses

Background

Hose pump models Bredel 10 to 50 and APEX10 to 35 are now certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects, depending on their configuration.

NSF 61 certifies that the chemicals and materials used in producing drinking water are safe and will not have negative health effects. It ensures that components of the process will not add contaminants that will cause health or regulatory problems.

When manufacturing, selling or distributing water treatment or distribution products in North America, products are required to comply with NSF 61 by 48 States. Also, State agencies can order water producers to remove non-NSF 61 certified products.

To date, the Bredel pumps listed below are the only hose pumps to meet NSF 61 requirements. No other manufacturer of hose pumps (Verderflex, Graco, Flowrox, Albin, and others) have NSF 61 certification.

You are advised to check the NSF list of manufacturers for future changes.

Certified Products

All contact materials need to go through a multiple step process including performance testing for a wide range of chemicals. The hoses and inserts listed below are certified for use with the approved chemicals listed at NSF’s website and in Bredel’s User Guide NSF 61 certified hose pumps.

Pump ModelPump Elements (Hoses)Insert Materials
Bredel 10EPDM, Natural Rubber316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
Bredel 15EPDM, Natural Rubber316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
Bredel 20EPDM, Natural Rubber316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
Bredel 25EPDM, Natural Rubber316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
Bredel 32EPDM, Natural Rubber316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
Bredel 40EPDM, Natural Rubber316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
Bredel 50EPDM, Natural Rubber316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
APEX10EPDM316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
APEX15EPDM316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
APEX20EPDM316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
APEX28EPDM, Natural Rubber316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
APEX35EPDM, Natural Rubber316SS, Polypropylene, PVDF
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Certified products remain only valid when original Watson-Marlow
Bredel replacement parts are used for the wetted parts.

Wilmington USA and Delden, Netherlands are approved facilities to assemble these certified pumps. They can be recognized by the sticker with NSF 61 logo on the left and right sides of the pump support.

Pump assemblies that require NSF 61 certification can now be ordered and will bear the NSF logo. Please note that it is necessary to state NSF 61 compliance is required when placing an order for one of these assemblies so the proper labeling can be applied during production.

Note: The list of certified chemicals should not be treated as a chemical compatibility chart. For this purpose, please go to the interactive compatibility guide on the website and validate findings with a chemical resistance test.