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Quality

Quality Assurance and Control

All of the Pipe Supports Group manufacturing facilities operate the same highly-evolved quality assurance and control systems based upon the ISO9001 standard and implement the same QA Manual and procedures in each of our manufacturing plants regardless of local requirements.

Where there are specific local requirements these are implemented alongside our established systems.

All our of manufacturing facilities are accredited to ISO9001. 

   
In addition, our US factory is accredited to ASME III, Division 1, Sub-section NF and has been awarded the ASME NS certificate for the supply of pipe supports to nuclear installations. The US facility located in Donora, Bergen Power Pipe Supports has an established track-record of supplying to the US nuclear power programme.

The Construction Products Regulation (No. 305/2011 – CPR), which comes in to force from July 2013, relates to materials used in the construction of buildings, fabricated in accordance with EN1090 and defined by European Commission Mandate M/120. We confirm that our pipe support products are manufactured in accordance with the harmonised European standard EN13480 and, as such, do not fall under the requirements of the CPR. Plate & flat materials that are welded to the pressure part as well as structural steel sections used for supplementary steel structures will, after July 2013, be supplied with certification showing the CE mark.

 

Our present programme of approvals & activity is —

US Plant

•    accredited with ASME NS & NPT certificates

•    accredited with 10CFR50 Appendix B / ANSI N45.2

•    in the process of implementing systems to ISO 9001:2008

India Plant

•    accredited to ISO 9001:2008

•    attestation to ISO 9001:2008 

 

In addition to QA/QC requirements we recognise the benefits of, and are working towards, accreditation to ISO14001 and ISO18001 for Health, Safety & Environment.