What is FLowLab?
FlowLab is a purpose designed and built testing facility that measures the performance of gravity feed drainage systems.
Why is FlowLab testing needed?
To ensure that a plumbing system will meet the design intent of architects and hydraulics engineers and gain approval by building officials (council).
How is testing performed?
Nb. while the concept is simple, the execution is not. Accurate results require accurate measurement. By contrast; the old bucket and stopwatch test gives an almost irrelevant indication of performance.
What has the industry been doing until now?
Why is this a problem?
And; Plumbers and specialist roofers are liable for the quality and performance of installations they perform. Untested components are a risk to the integrity of the system and the entire building structure through failure or underperformance with consequential losses including call backs, remediation, warranty and insurance claims.
Has FlowLab testing made any surprising discoveries?
Does FlowLab certify products to a New Zealand building code or standard?
Where is FlowLab?
What is the FlowLab promise?
Each test is performed on equipment in current calibration.
Each test is performed to a consistent test protocol.
Each test is traceable through real-time data; logged and time-stamped.
Each test result is published on a traceable Test Report.