Organisations that implement an effective Quality Management System benefit from stakeholder and customer confidence, improved risk management and operational effectiveness and efficiency. A Quality Management System is what ensures a business’ products or services meets a certain level of quality; that is, they are reliable, safe, consistent, meet customer expectations, continuously improve and comply with the law.
The WaterMark Certification Scheme (WaterMark) is a mandatory certification scheme for plumbing and drainage materials and products to ensure they are fit for purpose and appropriately authorised for use in plumbing and drainage installations.
In order to achieve certification, the material or product must:
Tested to AS4627 Quick-connect devices for gas.
This certificate covers Type 2 Quick Connect devices.
Certificate AGA 5508 G
Certificate AGA 5803 G
Certificate AGA 5919 G
Certificate AGA 6560 G
Certificate AGA 6661 G
Certificate AGA 6891 G
Certificate AGA 8314 G
a. Organoleptic and physical test
b. Toxic metals test
c. Cytotoxicity test
d. Microbiological growth test
All control samples gave satisfactory and valid results. The samples of this material have been found to comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 4020 Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water.
Tests were carried out to evaluate Plumb-Ezy Flexibles fitted to solar installations. The fluid being used is glycol-ethylene, which may reach a temperature of 100° Celsius, with peaks of up to 140° Celsius. Aging tests were carried out also in comparison with hot water at 100° Celsius.
Aquaknect Flexibles are perfectly suitable for use under these very stringent conditions of operation.
Noise reduction using flexibles.
1. Testing of a tap in a rigid circuit resulted in a reading of 57dB.
2. Testing of the same tap fitted with a flexible resulted in reading of 43dB.
Flexible hoses reduce water noise by approximately 14dB. Other tests carried out on larger diameter flexible hoses showed that the longer the flex the larger the noise reduction achieved. Water Hammer – Aquaknect stainless steel braided flexible connectors reduce water hammer or at the very least (dependent on the application) reduce the noise created by water hammer.