Certification of vulcanised rubber products for cold and hot non-drinking water applications (BRL 2013)

The evaluation guideline BRL 2013 includes all relevant requirements on the basis of which Kiwa will handle applications for certification and the issuing of KOMO product certificates for vulcanised rubber products for piping systems for cold and hot non-drinking water. The systems comprehend pipes, fittings and couplings in plastics, metal, concrete and GRP. 
The certification scheme applies to seals made of solid vulcanised rubber, including
O-rings, gaskets and other designs, with welded joints as well as with protective coating.

In this evaluation guideline the rubber products are classified according to the following fields op application:
Class I     Non-potable water supply, drainage, sewerage and rain water
Class II    Non-potable water supply at intermittently high temperatures
Class III   Non-potable hot water circulation systems based on classification class 2 in
                  ISO 10508
Class IV  District heating, secondary systems with hot water ciculation between
                 75 °C and 95 °C

Who is this for?

 Kiwa carries out certifications and inspections of rubber seals for manufacturers of rubber compounds and rubber products, distributors and traders.

When is this needed?

For the certification of vulcanised rubber products, more specificly seals, for applications for drainage, sewerage, rain water and heating. For drinking water application we refer to evaluation guideline K17504.

What to do next

For more information please contact our product manager or rubber@kiwa.nl, or our local Kiwa office in your country.
For a direct quotation please fill in and submit the Application Form Rubber.

Why Kiwa?

For the quality assurance of rubber products you can rely on the services of Kiwa. We have certification schemes for drinking water, waste water, hot water, chemical liquids as well as gas applications.

For other Kiwa services you can contact our Expert Centre Polymers.