BPMA warns booster set rules being flaunted

Published:  01 November, 2017

BPMA, The British Pump Manufacturers Association

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is supporting its European counterpart, Europump, in a call that installers and buyers should beware when purchasing the increasingly popular booster sets.

This type of modular system is being specified more frequently, as it offers the potential to solve building services challenges, such as where the available water is insufficient to meet demand.

The British Pump Manufacturers Association is highlighting the fact that a booster set is regarded in law as a ‘machine in its own right’ and must therefore be affixed with its own CE mark. The collective CE marks of component parts will not suffice.

Booster sets offer a number of advantages, including smaller footprint and better lead times. And as they can be assembled offsite, they can provide better health and safety. However, the BPMA points out that the danger is that a booster set that is not properly labelled will not perform as required, and may actually cause health and safety risks for installer and user.

In order to combat the problem, the BPMA has introduced a ‘Buy with confidence’ programme to help installers and users understand these important issues.

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