Potable Water (WRAS) Seals
Potable Water Seals – For water applications
A range of Potable Water Seals is stocked at M Barnwell Services HQ and WRAS compliant (BS 6920).
In the United Kingdom, rubber sealing materials certified for drinking water installations must fulfil the demand of BS 6920 of the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme.
WRAS material certification comprises non-metallic components and materials, in particular, elastomer sheet material and O Rings that must endure analysis for their influence on water quality. This type of certification indicates that the non-metallic component/material does not contaminate the water and therefore fulfils the specific demands of the regulation.
It is an obligation that all non-metallic materials interacting with water intended for food production or domestic use must comply with demands of BS 6920.
M Barnwell Services’ WRAS BS 6920 approved materials overview:
- Compression moulded FKM rubber O rings
- Black coloured
- Shore hardness 70
- For use with water up to 70°C
- Tested in-radii sizes between 0.8mm and 3.5mm
BS 6920:2014 standard
BS 6920:2014 standard ‘Suitability of non-metallic materials and products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regards to their effect on the quality of the water’ concerns numerous test methods which evaluate the appropriateness of non-metallic materials by analyzing if they will:
- Entail shift in appearance (dimness or colour)
- Extract toxic metals
- Favour microbial growth
- Add flavour or odour
- Extract substances hazardous to human health
M Barnwell Services are the UK’s largest independent stockist, manufacturer, and distributor of fluid sealing products and services. For more information about our range or potable water seals, click here or to contact us, click here.
If you are unsure about which seal is right for your application our expert team will assist you in finding the correct solution.
Find out more information on WRc / WRAS Approved O Rings here.
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