Ugastove and Simoshi have jointly developped a Quality Assurance and Quality Control Manual for the production of the institutional improved cook stoves (IICS). This manual has been included in Simoshi’s CDM and Gold Standard Project Activity, which includes practices to be undertaken for all IICS deployed in participating schools.
The manual is a comprehensive guide that includes a detailed table with dimensions on the firebox chamber, thickness of different metal sheets used and reinforcement areas, ratios for the mixture of clay, mica, sand, cement and water for insulation materials, percentages of allumina content found in maica and clay, etc.
Therefore periodic training is undertaking with Ugastove and Simoshi’s team, to ensure that all guidelines are followed during the manufacturing of the IICS. Moreover, a Simoshi staff also performs a final check as IICS get ready for delivery.