The Importance of NSF 61 Certification

By March 10, 2020 March 17th, 2020 Tanks

Does your drinking water storage tank meet NSF 61 requirements? Whether for operations in agriculture, vineyards, farm, fire protection, or water treatment, water safety is paramount in the production of potable water containment products. NSF 61 addresses those concerns.

Developed in 1988 by NSF International, an American product testing, inspection, and certification organization, NSF 61 establishes minimum requirements for the control of potential adverse human health effects from products that come in contact with potable drinking water or products that support the production of potable water. For manufacturers of drinking water containment products, NSF 61 is a critical certification to have. And not just for liquid containment manufacturers. NSF 61 includes all components of a drinking water system, including pipes, faucets, gaskets, coatings, meters, filers, and joining and sealing materials.

Getting certified takes some time. Material samples are analyzed for formulation, trace materials, and toxicology. Leaching tests are also performed over time to determine whether any chemicals will seep into the containers. Additionally, the certifying agency performs an audit of the manufacturing facility to confirm that the procedures and materials reflect those listed during the application process.  

Since 1952, Peabody Engineering has been designing, producing, and distributing commercial storage tank solutions to customers all over the globe. As commercial/Industrial liquid containment (Tank) manufacturing leaders, we work hard to stay ahead of the demands of the industry, including standards like NSF 61.   

We have designed a line of potable water and chemical tanks that are certified drinking water system components for health effects by NSF/ANSI/CAN 61.    

Gemini Dual Containment® Tanks for potable water and water treatment chemicals with capacities from 40 gallons to 1300 gallons are manufactured using XLPE, and Gemini® Tanks for potable water and water treatment chemicals from 5 to 1300 gallons are manufactured with LDPE and HDPE. Both are certified by NSF 61. Offered in a variety of tank sizes in both round and square configurations, the Gemini® Tanks, with standard features like the pump mounting platform, overflow dikes, vented lid, and threaded fittings all included offer years of trouble-free and maintenance-free service.

Our ProChem® Potable Water and chemical Tank models with capacities from 5 to 1500 gallons are manufactured with LDPE or HDPE, and models from 40 to 1500 gallons are manufactured with XLPE. All are NSF 61 certified. ProChem® Potable Water and chemical Tanks include an integrally molded pump mounting platform on top and standard process fittings for fill and discharge of water. Supplied with a large vented access opening and easy to read calibration in liters and gallons, the ProChem® Potable Water and chemical Tank line offer standard features not previously available.

Peabody Engineering is committed to providing safe, quality liquid containment products for drinking water applications. Visit our website to request a quote for an NSF 61 certified potable water and chemical tank solutions today.