What Is WRAS Approval?
WRAS is an acronym for the "Water Regulations Advisory Scheme". This is a group comprised of the 26 UK water suppliers. The aim of the group is to ensure that equipment and materials used in water supplies do not contaminate the water, and to encourage efficient use of water.
All materials and equipment used in drinking water supplies must be WRAS approved.
Approval is gained through submitting components to one of a handful of recognised and approved laboratories for analysis, to ensure it conforms to the relevant British standards. In essence, this is a form of quality mark, as it tells the user that the component/material is checked and passed as suitable for drinking water supplies.
Suitability for Other Fluids
The WRAS approval shows that (in our case) the PVC and ABS pipe and fittings are suitable for drinking water; however, this does not necessarily mean that they are suited to all foodstuffs. Although in general, plastic pipe (both PVC and ABS) is very good with most chemicals, some food slurries and liquids may contain strong acids, alkalines, oils and other chemicals that will attack the plastic pipe. If you are unsure, check out our compatibility charts in our technical section, or ring us to discuss your application.
WRAS Approval Details
PVC Fittings: 2003505, 1705075
PVC Pipe: 1412524 (This is due for renewal; however, due to COVID-19 the laboratory is facing delays.)
ABS Fittings & Pipe: 1703070
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require additional information/certification.