As an authorized Lifesaver distributor, we were very proud to hear their announcement that the Lifesaver Jerrycan has passed compliance testing for NSF Protocol P248 Military Operations, Microbiological Water Purifiers. That certification means that Lifesaver’s filter technology has been tested and meets the high standards of the U.S. Military and places the brand among a few elite to have achieved such certification.
What Is NSF Protocol P248?
The NSF Protocol P248 was developed with the U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) based on the EPA Guide Standard, with the goal of providing deployed military personnel the capability to produce sustainable quantities of safe drinking water in any environment.
Lifesaver achieved compliance after rigorous testing of their Jerrycan product, which tested multiple units beyond 5,000 liters of extreme sustained usage. P248 testing uses two strains of virus to ensure effective removal by the filtration system and pushes filters to the point of clogging to make sure they continue to protect the user after this occurs, effectively measuring the filter’s fail safe technology. Impressively, the LifeSaver Jerrycan filters didn’t clog within the testing period and no replacement cartridges were required to complete the test. This meant the filters had to be artificially clogged to test the product’s fail safe claims.
What Does This Mean For Lifesaver?
“This certification gives us the green light to sell directly into the U.S. Department of Defense without any further performance evaluations required,” says Joe Lovegrove, Technical Manager for LifeSaver. “This is a landmark result for us as a commercial business and production facility, moving us into a different league than almost all our retail competitors. It should also be noted that although we tested Jerrycans, all of our filters are made to exactly the same standards using the same materials as those with which we passed this test.”
A big congratulations to Lifesaver for such a big achievement! The team at Armory Survival is proud to work with you and provide our customers with the best water filtration available on the market.