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Qpm hvac-fact-sheet

  1. 1. Quality and Performance Markfor HVAC/R EquipmentMark of QualityA lot happens in a product’s lifecycle: The more you master theproduct lifecycle the better your product and greater your marketingsuccess. Performance testing gives you the knowledge you need togain unprecedented levels of control. From designengineering/evaluation to prototype testing/validation to final productcomparison/benchmark testing, Intertek offers independent,unbiased, third-party performance testing—efficiently and cost-effectively anywhere and everywhere in a product’s lifecycle. Withtesting labs all over the world and over six decades of experience inthe HVAC/R industry, Intertek is your complete one-sourceperformance testing company.Intertek’s comparison and benchmark testing can help you makecritical choices between designs, choose the right supplier, selectmaterials or determine whether your product is better or moredurable than the competition. Efficiency and Aptitude Our accomplished engineers know the market- specific details you need to understand to enter your products into the global marketplace.
  2. 2. Reduce warranty costsPerformance testing not only proves your product, it helps you forecastwarranty costs. This allows you to more precisely plan for warranty expenses.Ensure quality while reducing costsPerformance testing can reduce costs and help you retain quality. You canalso verify your supply chain by testing and comparing multiple components.Build brand trust and loyaltyWhen you test your product’s marketing claims, you have independent, third-party, laboratory proof that your claims are much more than just promises.How the Quality and Performance Mark WorksChoose from five baseline quality tests; meeting or surpassing the baselineallows you to post the results on advertising, on the web and in other marketingmaterials. The five test areas include:Durability: Evaluates the range of conditions a product can handle andcontinue to function.Functionality: Evaluates performance of a product’s main functions & featuresunder normal useLife Cycle: Basic function in ideal conditions to a specified end of life (Howlong it lasts in normal operation)Usability: Assess ease of use for the intended tasks.Workmanship: Verify a product’s physical characteristics as indicators of highquality fabrication and handling techniques.Once the Quality and Performance Mark is issued, the certification is good forone year; there are no follow up services requirements.CheckPlus PerformanceOptional 6th test highlights manufacturer’s differentiators, which can bedetermined through:  Accelerated Stress Testing (AST)  Energy Verification  Acoustical Testing  Environmental Testing  Claims Verification  Electrical Testing  Comparison Testing  Materials Testing  Durability/Endurance TestingTo learn more about our Quality Performance Mark, visithttp://www.intertek.com/performance-testing/qpm/ or call1-800 WORLDLAB.

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