In addition to offering good physical and chemical resistance and protection for underground and subsea pipeline service, certain Fusion Bonded Epoxies (FBE), like IFS ERSS 62900 Multi-Purpose Red-61, are also NSF/ANSI 61 Certified. That means that this extremely durable internal coating can also be used for pipe carrying potable/drinking water.
In case you weren’t already aware, NSF International, formerly known as the National Sanitation Foundation, is an independent non-government accredited organization. Although it plays a part in food safety, NSF is usually associated with the standards regarding direct and indirect drinking water additives. Likewise, ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, is a private, non-governmental organization that oversees consensus standards in the United States.
Both agencies are intertwined so much so that NSF certifications are frequently labeled as NSF/ANSI. As a result, the NSF/ANSI 61 “Drinking Water System” Standard covers the material safety of pipe and pipe related products to ensure that contaminants are not leaching into drinking/potable water.
IFS ERSS 62900 Multi-Purpose Red-61 FBE is an epoxy-based powder coating that is thermoset in large batch ovens, like those in use at Houston Powder Coaters. With a recommended Dry Film Thickness (DFT) of 10-20 mils, this fusion bonded epoxy from IFS Coatings will greatly increase of the longevity of water pumps, pipe, and filtration systems.
Although IFS ERSS 62900 Multi-Purpose Red-61 FBE is red/maroon in nature, IFS Coatings offer similar NSF/ANSI 61 approved coatings in other colors as well (multipurpose black, white, gray, green, blue, brown, and yellow). Contact Houston Powder Coaters to apply your next potable water related job with IFS ERSS 62900 Multi-Purpose Red-61 Fusion Bonded Epoxy.