Problem Solving Forum

July 21 - July 26, 2019

A specification requires Manufacturer X’s system “or equivalent.” What does “or equivalent” mean, and who decides what’s “equivalent?”

Selected Answers

From Michael Halliwell of Thurber Engineering Ltd. on July 29, 2019:
When it comes to the "or equivalent" with coatings more

From William Gusnard of Southern Company Services on July 29, 2019:
When I write a spec, I recommend a coating system more

From Frank Rea of Consulex on July 24, 2019:
The answer should be provided in the specification more

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