Steel & Tube Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday it would supply only seismic mesh tested by an external laboratory to remove any doubt around product compliance. This follows questions raised in recent weeks about compliance of seismic mesh supplied by several companies.
Steel & Tube chief executive Dave Taylor said the company maintained confidence in its seismic mesh and, to reassure customers, mesh supplied by Steel & Tube would be subject to dual testing – it must pass both the in-house & an external laboratory testing.
Although the laboratories were testing against the same standard, Steel & Tube was surprised by the variability in the results, including results provided by the Commerce Commission, and had encountered ambiguity around the interpretation of the testing standards.
“While we follow through a robust validation process, we will only be selling our seismic mesh range that has been passed as compliant by an external testing agent. That may mean some disruption in supply in the short term, but we will not accept anything less than absolute validation.”
Given the ambiguity & interpretation Mr Taylor said it was perhaps time to review the standards regime.
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Attribution: Company release.