IDC Chooses ICC Evaluation Service PMG Certification
The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas (PMG) Listing Program has issued six new reports — PMG-1255, PMG-1256, PMG-1257, PMG-1258, PMG-1259 and PMG-1260 to IDC Plumbing and Heating Technology (Beijing) Ltd.The parent company, IDC Fluid Control, manufactures valves and related products that provide personal comfort and public safety. IDC products provide quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial and municipal applications.
ICC-ES has certified IDC’s brass ball valves, push fit fittings, angle valves, supply stops, flexible water connectors, check valves and gate valves to the 2012, 2009 and 2006 editions of the International Plumbing Code®, International Residential Code®, the Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2010 and 2005 editions of the National Plumbing Code of Canada. With the ICC-ES certification, IDC can now distribute its products in both the U.S. and Canada. The ICC-ES PMG program is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). All Canadian provinces and territories accept the ICC-ES cPMG mark of conformity.
“We are extremely pleased with IDC’s decision to certify their products with ICC-ES. They are a major manufacturer in China and were looking to save money while still maintaining the quality of their certification reports,” said Dawn LaFleur Qualley, Program Director of ICC-ES PMG. “Not only did they maintain the quality, they also received the customer attention that they deserved. We understand the urgency to get products to market; therefore, we provided them with this critical service and will continue to do so.”
“We are more than satisfied with the level of service and short amount of time it took us to receive our ICC-ES PMG listing,” said IDC Lab Manager, Remy Wang. “With our new listing, we can now quickly broaden our market. We highly recommend any manufacturer seeking PMG product distribution within the U.S. or Canada to contact ICC-ES for their certification needs.”
With ICC’s 57,000 members, many code officials throughout the U.S. and Canada are requiring the ICC-ES PMG marks on products before approving for installation. When a project is held up in the field, the manufacturers call ICC-ES for a resolution and they receive peace of mind that ICC-ES will do its due diligence in an expedited manner and produce the certification reports code officials need to demonstrate code compliance.
The ICC-ES PMG Listing Program has wide acceptance in North America and offers significant savings compared to competing listing services. The program does not require warehouse inspections or fees for additional company listings. When applying for an ICC-ES PMG listing, ICC-ES can also certify products to AB1953, NSF/ANSI Standard 372, S.3874 (Federal Law for Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water) and the requirements of WaterSense free of charge. For more information, contact ICC-ES at 1-800-423-6587, ext. 7643, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. Reports from both listing programs are now accepted in Canada. The ICC-ES Environmental Programs issue VAR environmental reports that verify a product meets specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. The Environmental Programs offer Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and validation/verification of EPDs to meet global market demand for science-based, transparent, quality-assured information about a product’s environmental performance. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.