Manufactured Structural Product – Some Useful Terminology

Terminology

Structural Product:  A system, a component of a system or an application.

System: a collection of components which can be combined to create an assembly suitable for a specific application.

Application: an assembly produced from the structural system for a specific purpose.

Installation: a given application installed on a specific site to meet an end-users specific needs.

{Example: A collection of tubes, panels and connectors is a system. This system can be assembled into applications such as pool fences, balustrades, cafe screens, glass houses. A balustrade can be installed on a specific balcony at a given address. Whilst the system and application are suitable in their own right, they are not necessarily suitable for a given installation: for example the support structure may be inadequate.}