Recently, some marketing messages have been circulated indicating that the use of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis tools to justify the long-tem savings of purchasing an Aquastore glass-fused-to-steel tank are “invalid.” The question concerning Aquastore’s lowest lifetime cost of ownership stems from a competitor’s statement that “this review (LCC) is not credible and is designed to promote a single glass tank product in the marketplace.”
The use of LCC for product evaluation is quite common. The UK Government’s Office of Government Commerce (OGC) uses LCC because “the visible costs of any purchase represent only a small proportion of the total cost of ownership,” and that reinforces the credibility of the LCC. The fact that the LCC points to Aquastore tanks as having the lowest long-term costs is INCREDIBLE. But don’t take our word for it, perform an LCC analysis yourself.