Home Up Motor efficiencies ATEX BS EN 13951 3-A EHEDG PED FDA ASME BPE

Legislation and standards

MDM PUMPS LTD specialises in tailor-made hygienic pumps using components machined from solid stainless steel 316L bar to give smooth, crevice-free internals, fitted with FDA-approved seals and hygienic connections. 

The pumps are built to last, and are widely sought after by the food, brewery, soft drinks, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.

We can comply with the requirements of for example: FDA, ASME BPE-2016,  3-A, EHEDG, ATEX and BS EN 13951.

Pump standards

Optional standards

Optional pharmaceutical and bioprocessing industry standards

Other pump related standards

open as a pdf file


FDA pumps
ASME BPE pumps
3-A pumps
EHEDG pumps
ATEX pumps
BS EN 13951 pumps

Pump standards


CE mark 2006/42/EC

The pumps comply with the relevant essential health and safety requirements of the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

The pumps are designed and manufactured in accordance with the following transposed harmonised European standards:

BS EN ISO 12100:2010 Safety of Machinery - General principles for design - Risk assessment and risk reduction.

BS EN ISO 13857: 2008, Safety of Machinery - Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs.

BS EN 349:1993+A1:2008, Safety of Machinery - Minimum gaps to avoid crushing of parts of the human body.

BS EN 287-1 Qualification test of welders - fusion welding - Part 1: steels.

Qualified welders are used and they have been tested to this standard.


Optional standards

ATEX 2014/34/EU

Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (Atmosphères Explosibles). Until 19th April 2016, the directive was 94/9/EC.


BS EN 13951 2012 Liquid pumps - Safety requirements - Agrifoodstuffs equipment; Design rules to ensure hygiene in use.  
3-A   American sanitary standards  
EHEDG   European Hygienic Equipment Design Group.  
PED 2014/68/EU Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU, in the UK SI 2016/1105 The Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016.  

Optional pharmaceutical and bioprocessing industry standards

FDA   Food and Drug Administration.  
ASME BPE 2016 ASME Bioprocessing Equipment.  

1998 (revised 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018)

European Commission - The rules governing medicinal products in the European Union. Volume 4 Good manufacturing practices - medicinal products for human and veterinary use. This is based on directive:

2003/94/EC laying down the principles and guidelines of good manufacturing practice in respect of medicinal products for human use and investigational medicinal products for human use, and

91/412/EEC laying down the principles and guidelines of good manufacturing practice for veterinary medicinal products.

ICH Q7A 2000 International Conference on Harmonisation - ICH Q7A Good manufacturing practice for active pharmaceutical ingredients  
BS EN 12462 1998 Biotechnology - Performance criteria for pumps.

This standard is applicable to pumps used in biotechnological processes, in which the release of micro-organisms should be limited or prevented for reasons of safety (ie micro-organisms are hazardous or potentially hazardous).

The pump shall be classified for leaktightness, cleanability and sterilizability.


Other pump related standards


The list above is not exhaustive, and we can also comply with various other standards. Please just ask.

There are also numerous other standards related to pumps, for example for the fittings, seals and motors; and numerous standards on testing of pumps, documentation and tolerances.