NSF International (www.nsf.org) expanded its services for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) water main piping products, offering evaluation and certification of PVC pipes that meet UL 1285: Pipe and Couplings, PVC for Underground Fire Service’s performance requirements. These devices include PVC and molecular oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVCO) pressure pipe, couplings and gaskets for use in underground fire service systems and connections to such systems.

In conjunction with the introduction with its new PVC services, NSF announced Sanderson Pipe Corporation (www.sandersonpipe.com), a manufacturer of PVC pipe, is the first client to be certified to UL 1285: Pipe by NSF’s Plumbing Program.

Since the requirements of UL 1285 and AWWA C900: PVC Pressure Pipe and Fabricated Fittings, 4-Inch through 12-Inch, for Water Distribution standards are similar, NSF is offering a combined listing to UL 1285, AWWA C900 and NSF 14: Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials. These specifications include dimensions, testing and toxicology.

NSF’s listing program meets the listing requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA, www.nfpa.org) 24: Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and their Appurtenances. NSF is also a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA, www.osha.gov) for UL 1285.