Leading global Wastewater Treatment System manufacturer, Kingspan Water & Energy, are the first Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant manufacturer to receive product certification, under the latest Australian Standard – AS 1546.3:2017, for their BioFicient Series 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Kingspan are recognised globally and in Australia as market leading building materials manufacturers, known for Insulated Panels, Insulation, Rainwater Storage Tanks, Diesel Storage, Access Flooring and more.
The Wastewater Treatment division has been manufacturing Packaged Wastewater Treatment Systems for over 60 years and has recently invested in the Australian business with the launch of the first in a series of fully accredited Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems, designed specifically for the Australia market.
All Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems used in Australia must be fully tested and accredited. The latest AS1546.3:2017 supersedes the outgoing 2008 standard and requires all products used, after December 2020, to hold the latest certification.
Although the industry has 24 months to gain the latest certification, Kingspan believe that the latest technology should be available as soon as possible, hence their decision to invest in their new BioFicient and testing process to achieve the latest standard before any other manufacturer in the industry.
In an accredited, independent testing facility, the BioFicient Series 1 was sampled on a daily and weekly basis for 34 weeks. During this time, the system was subjected to several stress tests to simulate use in an actual residential property.
Wastewater Sales Manager, Gerry Quinn, said that gaining the latest Australian Standard certification was a lengthy, stringent process. Indeed, the accreditation process in Australia is now one of the most stringent on the Planet and should help protect the country, by ensuring the standard of effluent discharged to the environment is world leading.
Kingspan are excited to be the first to market with the latest certification and applaud the Government for investing in the industry and producing a world leading certification process.
There are several professionals involved in the chain when a home is being built or refurbished.
Architects, Engineers, Builders, Plumbers and, ultimately, the Home Owner should be ensuring that any Wastewater Treatment System installed, holds the latest Australian Standard and is installed to fully comply with the local council requirements.