NSF International and CARSO-Laboratoire Santé et Environnement Hygiène de Lyon (LSEHL) today announced a first-of-a-kind agreement to offer testing services for the French Attestation de Conformité Sanitaire (ACS) registration. ACS is a French standard that is accepted throughout Europe for plumbing fittings that come in contact with drinking water—including metallic, cementitious and organic materials, as well as products like pipes, valves, faucets, pumps, storage and pressure tanks.
The agreement is part of NSF International’s overall commitment to expand international cooperation in the area of testing/certification for products that come in contact with drinking water. Greater international cooperation will simplify and expedite the approvals process for manufacturers who export their products to multiple countries.
NSF customers will be able to obtain ACS registration, and CARSO-LSEHL customers will now have access to streamlined NSF testing and certification services. The new partnership will help facilitate product approvals for manufacturers that make products used in drinking water applications. Applications for ACS approval must be supported by information on the chemical composition and specifications of the materials used in the manufacturing and application of the product.