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Guidelines for quality control and quality assurance of Afridev handpump

Although the Afridev handpump is produced in several developing countries, the quality is not always reliable. Causes of quality related problems are: lack of an internal quality control mechanism at factory level, inadequate procurement procedures, or insufficient understanding of the quality assurance requirements by inspection agencies (that the product conforms to specification and requirements given in the purchase order). These guidelines have been developed to redress these problems. The document presents a description of the Afridev handpump, its assembly options and rationale for selection. It then covers the main physical and chemical properties of raw materials and bought out items, internal quality control procedure from raw materials to finished product, prerequisites for quality assurance, and procedures for both the pre-delivery and consignee end inspections. Several annexes of technical details are included.

TitleGuidelines for quality control and quality assurance of Afridev handpump
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsPrakash, G.
Pagination100 p.: 4 fig., 34 tab.
Date Published1995-01-01
PublisherHandpump Technology Network, Swiss Centre for Development Cooperation in Technol
Place PublishedSt. Gallen, Switzerland
Keywordsafridev pumps, cab95/6, design, guidelines, hand pumps, production, quality control, spare parts
Abstract

Although the Afridev handpump is produced in several developing countries, the quality is not always reliable. Causes of quality related problems are: lack of an internal quality control mechanism at factory level, inadequate procurement procedures, or insufficient understanding of the quality assurance requirements by inspection agencies (that the product conforms to specification and requirements given in the purchase order). These guidelines have been developed to redress these problems. The document presents a description of the Afridev handpump, its assembly options and rationale for selection. It then covers the main physical and chemical properties of raw materials and bought out items, internal quality control procedure from raw materials to finished product, prerequisites for quality assurance, and procedures for both the pre-delivery and consignee end inspections. Several annexes of technical details are included.

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