Here at Amazon Filters we have recently been awarded approval status for its stainless steel housings by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme.
This follows on from approval for its SupaGard and SupaSpun II cartridges. This means that Amazon Filters is one of a few companies able to offer both cartridges and filter housings that are WRAS compliant and unrivalled in being able to offer a system with a 20 bar working pressure.
The Water Fittings Regulations (or Byelaws in Scotland) are national requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, water fittings and water-using appliances. Their purpose is to prevent misuse, waste, undue consumption or erroneous measurement of water or the contamination of drinking water.
They apply to a very wide variety of systems in all types of premises and govern all systems from after the point where water enters the property’s underground service pipe. Therefore they are relevant to many more situations than many realise. For example Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 04-01 states that any hot or cold water installation in NHS premises must comply with the requirements of WRAS’s ‘Water Regulations Guide’ and use WRAS approved fittings.
Owners and occupiers of all premises and anyone who installs plumbing systems or water fittings have the legal duty to ensure that the systems satisfy the regulations. In many cases advanced notice must be given for proposed installations and it is common for architects, building developers and plumbers to manage compliance to the regulations on behalf of future owners or occupiers.
Water systems must be designed, installed and maintained to meet the regulations’ requirements and materials and fittings must be of a suitable standard. It is illegal to install fittings that do not meet the standards. Guidance on the standards and information on materials and fittings meeting these standards can be found on the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) website http://www.wras.co.uk.
Amazon Filters is a leading supplier of filtration systems for water treatment applications and has unrivalled expertise in providing Side Stream systems for Closed Loop water circuits found within buildings.
Its SupaGard and SupaSpun II ranges of depth cartridges and now its 51 Series, 52 Series, 55 Series and all of its 60 Series range of filter housings have been confirmed as of a suitable standard and both product ranges are listed on the WRAS directory of approved products and can be found at: http://www.wras.co.uk/Directory/materials_list.asp?Section=5260 and http://www.wras.co.uk/Directory/fittings_list.asp?Section=1050
These filters and housings are therefore the preferred choice for those designing, installing and operating water systems and are used in a wide variety of water treatment applications.
More information on Amazon Filters, its capabilities and its products can be found at www.amazonfilters.com