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Old 11-11-2012, 11:48 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Why does a straight off the counter BFA require testing? I am sure it was tested in house at the factory under strict industry standards and guidelines.
Damage during shipping and install.

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Why doesn't the purveyor do the initial test of the fresh BFA? They have no problems testing their own installations and municipal BFAs in many jurisdictions.
Absolutely. If they are going to require the test when the unit is installed, then they should be the ones testing it.

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When any BFA is tested, the test only certifies that the BFA was in working order at the time of the test. It could fail anytime thereafter regardless of the fact that it passed when tested.
True. I suppose one might argue that the BFA should be torn apart, inspected, reassembled and tested and/or every replaceable part be replaced on a set schedule, thereby reducing (somewhat) the potential snapshot effect.

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A good lawyer, maybe even a poor one could prove that any assembly can fail at any time and that all testing of mechanical apparatii relates only to the condition of the apparatus at the time of the test.
Also true, and per above the lawyer could argue parts that were borderline failure were not replaced.

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This whole conversation is off base
Ya think? The thread is about new products at the IA show.
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