- Does the collector take in any water?
- Is the collector glass resistant to hail?
The answers are all "yes" for Solahart products. The fact that Solahart storage tanks will always withstand more than twice the normal working pressure plus withstand a quarter of a million pressure pulsations from 0 to 1000kpA is the key factor in gaining compliance with AS2712.
Only structural steels are able to withstand these rigorous tests.
These tests are conducted in accordance with the standard, and there is a constant review process that ensures Solahart always complies. Only then can a manufacturer justify the claim that it meets the conditions of AS2712 and the Standards that apply to water heaters.
Neither stainless steel or copper systems currently comply with AS2712.
The Watermark And Its Significance
In order to sell water heaters, all manufacturers must comply with simple safety and health requirements. The Watermark is a minimum requirement that only confirms health and safety acceptability. It is not the basis of compliance to AS2712, nor ISO 9001 and carries no significance internationally.
What is NATA And Why Is It Necessary?
Gaining accreditation nationally and internationally means that Solahart design, development, production, installation and servicing meets the highest international standards. But exactly how is the standard met in practice? Testing must be done under approved and accredited conditions.
NATA is the National Association of Testing Authorities, set up in 1947 by the Australian Government to provide a national laboratory accreditation system. In Solahart's case, the company has had an on-site testing laboratory at its production plant since 1990. Gaining NATA accreditation is a stringent procedure, and is constantly under review.