Ontario, Calif. — IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) announced that Minnesota-based Uponor North America has been granted UES Evaluation Report ER-253 to reference the 2012 and 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code® (UPC), 2012 and 2009 Uniform Mechanical Code® (UMC), the 2010 California Plumbing Code (CPC), the 2012 and 2009 International Building Code (IBC), the 2012 and 2009 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2012 and 2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC) and 2012 and 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC).
ER0253 is the result of extensive engineering review and compiles the supporting documentation showing that Uponor’s AquaPEX and hePEX cross-linked polyethylene(PEX) tubing and fittings satisfy code requirements. This allows for the specification of AquaPEX and hePEX tubing by architects, contractors, specifiers and designers, and approval of these installations by code officials. It also provides code officials with a concise summary of the product’s attributes and documentation of code compliance.
Products recognized by UES in this manner have successfully undergone evaluation based on applicable requirements within the Uniform family of codes and the International family of codes, as well as codes published by other entities. UES staff thoroughly examined Uponor’s AquaPEX and hePEX product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product was code compliant. For more info, www.iapmo.org.