IAPMO India will celebrate the opening of its new testing laboratory and office in Bengaluru, India, during an invitation-only ceremony and lunch at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26. The opening signals IAPMO India’s expansion of the recently acquired Aquadiagnostics’ testing capabilities to include plumbing products testing, in line with The IAPMO Group’s other laboratories in key markets worldwide.
The testing laboratory will offer testing for products to the 2017 Water Efficiency Products – India (WEP-I) standard published by IAPMO India; the upcoming 2019 Energy Efficient Products – India (EEP-I), which is scheduled to be released Feb. 28; ASME A112.18.1 and A112.18.2; and NSF/ANSI 61 and 372. The office and new testing laboratory are located on the fourth floor of No. 43, PMR Tower, Beretena Agrahara, Hosur road, Bengaluru, Karnataka (India).
The IAPMO India office expands on the laboratory services provided by Aquadiagnostics Water Research and Technology Center Limited, an independently accredited testing laboratory that IAPMO India acquired from Eureka Forbes Limited in June 2018. Aquadiagnostics became part of The IAPMO Group, specifically with IAPMO India, and is on the third floor of the building that houses the new office and lab.
“Aquadiagnostics in India is well known for the evaluation of water purification systems using national and international protocols of Bureau of Indian, U.S. EPA Purifier standard and NSF/ANSI 42, 44, 53, 55, and 58 standards,” said Dr. Muralidhara Rao Sakhumalla, Managing Director of Aquadiagnostics Water Research and Technology Center Limited. “In 2004, it became the first laboratory in India to offer MS2 phage bacteriophage testing in water treatment systems. Due to its popularity, quality of testing services and reasonable pricing, manufacturers of water purification systems and components from countries including the United States, Vietnam, Korea, South Africa and France utilize the laboratory.”
The IAPMO Group and IAPMO India offer such one-stop-shop services as model code and standard development, personnel credentialing, education, water filtration and plumbing product testing, and product certification, all integrated in a manner maximizing product compliance, acceptance, and public confidence with a premier independent third-party provider.
ABOUT IAPMO INDIA
IAPMO Plumbing Codes and Standards India Private Limited (known as IAPMO India) was founded in 2007, with an office in Bengaluru. IAPMO India develops the latest and most comprehensive plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, solar, and sustainability/efficiency codes for India. IAPMO India also conducts training and educational activities, develops product performance standards, and certifies products and professionals.