Regulation & Guidelines
Hydrotech softeners and reverse osmosis products CSA B483.1 certified
April 27, 2011, Regina, Sask. and Cambridge, Ont. – Hydrotech,
a division of WaterGroup, announced that the majority of its softener and
reverse osmosis (RO) product lines are now CSA B483.1 certified.
This recent certification prepares Hydrotech for pending
implementation of new regulations in various Canadian provinces, including
Quebec. It ensures that the company’s softeners and RO products conform to the
highest standard established by CSA for drinking water.
The specific tests required for CSA B483.1 certification
Material safety and toxicological evaluation
Structural integrity – Cycle (0 to 150 PSI for 100,000 cycles)
Structural integrity – Hydrostatic (300 PSI for 15 minutes)
Structural integrity – Burst (4 times the maximum operating pressure)
In order to comply with CSA standard, water softeners
must also be tested for:
Structural integrity – Bypass test for 200 on/off cycles
with 50 PSI pressure without leakage
Overflow protection – High pressure water is fed to the brine tank and checked
for overflow for 10 minutes
Safety – Electrical components must meet CSA Standards and meet the electrical
Safety float testing – High pressure is applied to the safety float for one
“WaterGroup is among the leaders in equipment testing and
certifications and this is an important step forward for our
business. As the leading water treatment manufacturer in Canada, this
certification will help prepare both WaterGroup and Hydrotech meet additional
testing requirements in the coming years,” said WaterGroup’s Lead Product
Engineer, Abhishek Gupta.
Please visit www.wqa.org to
view all certified softeners.