The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) expressed its readiness to rid the nation’s markets of substandard power generating sets.
Dr Joseph Odumodu, the SON Director-General, said this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
Odumodu said that SON would meet with both the local manufacturers and importers on Dec. 7, today in Lagos to find a lasting solution to the problems.
According to him, it has been established that the life span of those generators in the nation’s markets are below what was inscribed on them.
Odumodu said that about 50 per cent of the generating sets in the market were rated above their actual capacity while over 30 per cent were of low capacity.
He also said that the breakers installed to the generators had failed short circuit test and have very high noise level, in spite of the fact that they were soundproofed.
Odumodu said that there was a very high level of counterfeiting of the approved generators which had low quality winding wire.
``All importers and assemblers of the generating sets must meet the required standard parameters, especially the Nigeria Industrial Standard (NIS),’’ he said.
The director-general, however, advised the importers to assist SON in identifying individuals or organisations behind the importation of substandard products. (NAN)