May 13, 2014
Location: Online Webinar

Tuesday, May 13 at 8:00am Eastern/U.S.

Durability affects numerous aspects of the cookstove sector, including usability, performance, safety, and user perception. However, despite the importance of durability, little concrete information has been available with regard to how to evaluate cookstove durability.  A group of Alliance partners has been working together to develop a protocol for laboratory durability testing.  The proposed tests are to identify not only aspects of cookstove designs that may affect usable life, but also the larger concept of cookstove quality. Four primary aspects of cookstove quality were considered when developing the tests.

a) Performance – will performance and safety change as the cookstove ages?
b) Reliability – will the cookstove continue to perform as anticipated?
c) Durability – will the cookstove last?
d) Perceived Quality – will the customer feel, regardless of true performance, that the product they have purchased is worth the price?

Join this webinar to learn more about the draft protocol, what you will need, and to provide feedback on the protocol.

Christian l’Orange, Colorado State University
Ranyee Chiang, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Discussant)


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