What is WRAS approval?
WRAS approval demonstrates UK regulations compliance of water fittings that transfer water to and from the public mains supply. Approval is granted by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS), which aims to prevent the contamination of public water supplies and encourage the efficient use of water.
Why is WRAS approval required? In the UK, it’s a legal requirement that a water fitting should not cause waste, misuse, undue consumption or contamination of the public water supply. Water fittings must also achieve an appropriate quality standard. The requirements are part of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations or Scottish Byelaws and all water fittings that carry or receive water from the public mains supply must comply.
WRAS approval demonstrates legal compliance and can be granted to a complete water fitting or to non-metallic materials or components used within a fitting, such as rubber sheet material.
WRAS material approval
OEMs declaring equipment for WRAS approval must use WRAS approved fittings or WRAS approved materials or components. WRAS approval uses BS6920 material testing, which verifies that the material or component, such as a seal, does not cause water contamination.
Bürkert products available with WRAS approved materials - Type 6281, Type 6213 & Type 290 Solenoid valves.
Bürkert has a range of products with WRAS approved materials that can help your equipment achieve WRAS approval.
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