What is NSF/ANSI 61?


  1. Ranell McRae

    The government is requiring us to use a NSF-61 water pump on our hand washing trailer used for the forestry. We are currently using the Pentair brand Shurflo model 2088-594-154 pump. Does this pimp meet the certification? If not what is a pump that is this size that would?

    1. Brian McWhorter


      Thank you for your question.

      Here is a link that covers what NSF/ANSI 61 certification means.

      Here is another link that shows all the pumps manufactured by Pentair that are currently NSF/ANSI 61 certified.

      I do not see this pump on this list, so it will not meet the necessary requirements. To be able to find a pump that meets the requirements, we would first need to know what your operating conditions are. I believe this link shows the normal performance of your pump.

      To be able to select a replacement that will work, I will need to know the following information:

      What is your operating pressure? This is usually measured in PSI or FTH.
      What is your capacity? This is usually measure in GPM. It looks like the current pump have a capacity of 3.3 GPM.

      If you can provide/confirm this information we should be able to find a good replacement pump for you that is currently NSF/ANSI 61 certified.

      Let me know what you find!

      P.S. You can send an email to sales@nicopumps.com for more information.

  2. Can a facility be NSF 61 Certified for repairs??

    1. Brian McWhorter


      Thank you for your question. NSF 61 certifications are given to specific products, not companies. I am not aware of any NSF certifications repair facilities can obtain for repair work.

      1. Thanks for the quick reply. Sun Star Electric recently received NSF Certification on the Type D and Type M (specific motors) and we are wondering why FLOWSERVE is representing itself as a certified repair facility.


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