Because of our responsibility to people: The drinking water hose AQUAPAL meets the highest requirements for drinking water hoses
Transport of water intended for human consumption is subject to strict guidelines. These stipulate very specific hygienic and mechanical requirements for hoses and hose assemblies.
A human being can survive for several weeks without food, but for only a few days without water. Water is the most important basic form of sustenance, provided it is clean and not contaminated. Materials that come into contact with drinking water must meet the strict requirements of the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) laid down in BS6920 in the UK. AQUAPAL®, the robust and highly flexible drinking water hose from ContiTech, has been tested by WRAS (approval number 1208533; approval for cold and hot water) and approved for the transport of drinking water up to 85°C. AQUAPAL® has thus successfully passed all tests imposed on materials and substances in the UK that come into contact with water for human consumption. Along with other properties, the drinking water hose was tested for its microbial harmlessness. The high-quality hose, which combines compliance with the stringent requirements of the drinking water regulations and the advantages of a flexible rubber hose, has already passed all tests required by law in Germany – ahead of all other drinking water hoses made of rubber. In addition, the AQUAPAL® meets the guidelines laid down by the EU, 10/2011, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA.
Thanks to its blue jacket with the yellow wavy line, the AQUAPAL® is unmistakable. Its UV and ozone-resistant as well as abrasion-proof and grease-resistant NBR jacket and the pressure carrier made of high-quality, synthetic yarns give it a long service life, even under harsh operating conditions. Made of transparent fluoroplastic, the inner lining of the highly flexible brand-name hose is homogeneous, smooth, and free from plasticizers. It is also completely odor- and taste-neutral, which is indispensable for drinking water applications. The AQUAPAL® can also withstand temperatures from -20°C to 90°C. It can be steam cleaned up to 130°C which ensures that it can be cleaned in the proper manner.