The NF standard

Publié le : 03/28/2017 16:29:28
Catégories : Plumbing

Products with the NF label are certified products, which means that these products are fully compliant with the quality and performance levels, as defined by the NF norm. The NF norm guarantees quality and safety of products.

To ensure máximum of quality, not only products are controled by an independant commitee, on a regular basis, but also production sites. So, by bying NF certified products, you are sure that they respect the NF definition and they have tested for their conformity.

There are as many NF norms as types of products, in order to meeting quality and safety criteria of each. Let’s take some examples.


The standard NF-077 for sanitory plumbing fixtures

This norm stands for the following products : simple taps, mixer taps, self closing faucets, shut-off valves, thermostatic mixers, wáter flow regulators, shower hoses, hand showers and emptying devices.

For these products with different features, criteria to be followed to get the NF label vary from one product to the other one.

Find below some examples of features to be met.


For thermostatic mixers:

  • General aspect
  • Interchangeability
  • Water flow
  • Temperature stability
  • Security


For emptying devices:

  • Interchangeability
  • Resistance to wastewater
  • Water flow
  • Waterseal height


For simple and mixer taps:

  • Quality
  • Interchangeability
  • Water tightness
  • Water flow
  • Noise level
  • Sustainability
  • Corrosion resistance


The standard NF 292 for smoke detectors

This norm stands for smoke detectors. As these products are aimed to warn you of a fire, the NF label ensures reliability and security of equipment .

Main features to respect the NF norm are:

  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of use
  • Principle and efficiency of detection
  • The alam level must awake a sleeper
  • Power supply
  • Low batteries signal
  • Autonomy and life span
  • Sound pressure level
  • Sound pressure level
  • Sensibility level to environment disturbances


On the Expert by Net® website, you can identify products with the NF label with a logo on the product picture or in the description of the product. Most of the products with the NF logo also have the Expert by Net® label. They meet criteria of reliability, quality, ease of use, safety, contributing to environmental protection and energy-saving. See more details about the Expert by Net® label.

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