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What are the certification and testing of valves and actuators

Cowinns Cowinns 2020-10-21 21:09:59
What are the certification and testing of valves and actuators

1.ISO 9001 Quality System Certification

The role of this certification is to establish a quality assurance system and monitor the quality system throughout the entire process from product design to after-sales service, so as to ensure product quality and satisfy users. Through the certification, it has reached the internationally recognized quality system and even the modern level of corporate management.

All certified companies have reached international standards in the integration of various management systems, indicating that the company can continue to provide customers with expected and satisfactory qualified products.

2 .ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification

ISO14001 environmental management system certification refers to a conformity assessment activity implemented by a third-party certification body in accordance with the ISO14001 standard. ISO14001 is a standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization. It is a standard in the ISO14000 family of standards. The standard was first published in 1996 and was revised by the ISO International Organization for Standardization in 2004. The latest version is ISO14001-2015.

ISO14001 certification applies to any organization, including enterprises, institutions and government units, through certification to prove that the organization has reached international standards in environmental management, to ensure that each business process, producing products and activities of all kinds of pollution control Meeting relevant requirements will help companies establish a good social image.

3.OHSAS of 18,000 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification

The full name of OHSAS18000 is Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series 18000, which is an international safety and health management system verification standard. The development of OHSAS is mainly to solve the problem of how to choose between the security management system verification standards developed by many verification agencies and replace the well-known BS8800 as an international standard that can be officially verified.

The implementation, implementation and certification of the occupational safety and health management system can ensure that the company can provide all employees with an environment in which occupational safety, health and hygiene requirements are controlled, and that the various interests of employees, the company and related parties are met.

4. European Union CE certification, pressure vessel PED directive.

The CE certification mark is a safety certification mark and is regarded as a passport for manufacturers to open and enter the European market. All products affixed with the "CE certification" mark can be sold in the member states of the European Union without meeting the requirements of each member state, thus realizing the free circulation of goods within the EU member states.   

In the EU market, the "CE" mark is a compulsory certification mark. Whether it is a product produced by an EU enterprise or a product produced in another country, if you want to circulate freely on the EU market, you must affix the "CE mark to show that the product conforms to The basic requirements of the EU Directive "New Methods of Technical Coordination and Standardization". This is a mandatory requirement of EU law on products.

PED certified product range:

§ Pressure vessel: refers to a closed space containing fluid and carrying a certain pressure.

§ Pressure pipe: The general term for pipe fittings that transfer fluid between pressure-bearing systems. The pressure pipe can be a single pipe or a pipe system composed of pipes, pipe fittings, expansion joints, hoses and other pressure-bearing parts.

§ Safety accessory: A device used to prevent pressure equipment from exceeding the allowable limit. Including: direct pressure limiting devices - such as safety valves, rupture discs, yield rods, controlled safety release systems ( CSPRS ); limiting devices - pressure switches, temperature regulating valves, level gauges, and safety-related adjustment and control devices ( SPMCR )

§ Pressure-bearing accessories: devices with a certain function and a certain pressure-bearing space.

§ Complete set of equipment: a combination of two or more pressure-bearing equipment with overall functions.

Cowinns 600LB double block and bleed valve was CE marked product for EU market

5 . CU-TR Customs Union

In order to make trade between countries easier Union, but also in order to avoid technical regulations within the Customs Union of barriers to the import and export goods, the Customs Union legislation issued mandatory Customs Union TR Technical Regulations certificate, associate Sea Union Certificate Customs of Union Technical Regulations Certificate : is The only certificate proving that the product complies with the technical regulations of the Customs Union, the certificate is applicable to: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan

6 . API certification

API is the abbreviation of American Petroleum Institute, founded in 1919, the organization is based on the characteristics of the industry and its own needs. In 1924, the API specification was formulated to provide technical specification guidance for the production of related products in the petroleum industry. As the API specifications formulated by the API organization continue to expand due to their advanced nature, versatility, safety, and the influence of the US petroleum industry in the world, the API specifications have been widely adopted by countries around the world.

API standards mainly stipulate equipment performance, sometimes including design and process specifications. Standard formulation areas include petroleum production, refining, measurement, transportation, sales, safety and fire protection, environmental regulations, etc., and its information technology standards include EDI for the oil and gas industry. Communications and information technology applications.

API enjoys a high reputation in the United States and other countries in the world. It is a petroleum machinery certification body recognized by the US Department of Commerce and the US Trade Commission. The technical standards for petrochemical and oil extraction machinery developed by it are adopted by many countries. When oil companies in the Middle East, South America and many Asian countries bid for petroleum machinery, they generally require products with the API mark to be eligible to participate in the bidding. Therefore, petroleum machinery and equipment with the API mark is not only considered to be of reliable quality but also of advanced level. Only when products enter the international market can they be accepted and trusted by users.

7 . SIL Safety Integrity Level Certification

SIL (Safety Integrity Level)-safety integrity level.

The SIL technical standard was first promulgated and formulated by the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) and implemented under the jurisdiction of IEC/TC65. The national standardization technical committee of SIL technology is the "National Process Industry Measurement Control and Automation" Standardization Technical Committee (SAC/TC124), and the secretariat unit is the Institute of Comprehensive Technology and Economics of Machinery Industry Instrumentation.

SIL certification is divided into 4 levels: SIL1, SIL2, SIL3, SIL4, including two levels of product and system, of which SIL4 has the highest requirements.

8. Fire test certification

API 607 and API 6FA are fire resistance tests for valves 6D and 6A. Generally , API 607 is required for 6D valves that can only be rotated 90° , and API 6FA is required for others . API is the abbreviation of American Petroleum Institute. 6FA is a kind of fire protection certification for the 6A standard valve fire protection test, and there is a 607 fire protection certification for the 6D (referring to the valve that can only rotate ninety degrees).    

API 607-2010 turn 1/4 cycle valve and non-metal seat valve fire resistance test

Fire Test for Quarter-Turn Valves and Valves Equipped with Nonmetallic seats.

Scope of application: 1/4 turn valve and non-metal seat valve. Such as: ball valve, butterfly valve, plug valve.

The following valve devices are not covered by this standard:

Fire resistance test requirements for transmission devices (such as electric, pneumatic, hydraulic) other than manual transmission boxes or other similar mechanisms (when they become part of normal valve devices).

API 6FA-1993 ( R2011 ) Valve Fire Test Specification

Specification for Fire Test for Valves.

Scope of application

API 6A and API 6D valves. Such as: ball valve, gate valve, plug valve.

The following valves are not covered by this standard: check valves.

API 6FD-2008 Fire Test Specification for Check Valve

Specification for Fire Test for Check Valves.

Scope of application: for check valves

9. Fugitive Emission (Fugitive Emission)

ISO 15848-1 is a type test standard for valve fugitiveness, which strictly tests the leakage of the valve and the packing after a certain switching cycle under the design limit temperature and pressure conditions.

10. ATEX explosion-proof certification

The European explosion-proof directive ATEX (94/9/EC) will be enforced from July 1, 2003. This Directive is applicable to both electrical and non-electrical equipment, including various explosion-proof electrical equipment, protection systems, safety instruments, control instruments and regulating devices.

Core requirements of ATEX explosion-proof directive:

Protect people's safety and health, and under certain circumstances, protect the health of livestock and property safety, especially to protect workers from the hazards of equipment and systems applicable to potentially explosive environments.

Manufacturers wishing to enter Europe and sell products for explosive atmospheres in Europe must prove that their products comply with the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.

There are three prerequisites for applying this instruction:

1. The equipment must have its own ignition source; 

2. Expected to be used in a potentially explosive environment (air mixture); and

3. It is under normal atmospheric conditions.

This directive also applies to components necessary for safe use, as well as safety devices that directly contribute to the safe use of equipment within the scope of application. These devices can be outside of potentially explosive environments.

11. IP protection level test (INGRESS PROTECTION)

The IP protection rating system was drafted by the IEC to classify electrical appliances according to their dust and moisture resistance. The foreign objects referred to here include tools, and human fingers, etc., should not touch the live parts of the appliance to avoid electric shock. The IP protection level is composed of two numbers. The first number indicates the level of protection against dust and foreign objects. The second number indicates the degree of airtightness of the appliance against moisture and water intrusion. The larger the number, the higher the level of protection. high.

12. Special equipment manufacturing license (TS certification)

TS certification means that the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China supervises and inspects the production, use, inspection and testing related units of special equipment (including design, manufacturing, installation, transformation, maintenance, etc.), and grants business licenses to units that have passed the assessment. Grant the use of TS certification mark management behavior.

Anyone who engages in pressure piping components (mainly refers to valve products) must obtain a license, otherwise it will be regarded as illegal production. It is a product production license authorized by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. Since 2004, it has been changed to "Special Equipment Manufacturing License (Pressure Pipeline)". It is also a mandatory certificate issued by the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. Cowinns 3 balls double block and bleed valve is TS certificated product

13. Qualification license for manufacturing and design of nuclear pressure equipment

The nuclear pressure equipment manufacturing and design qualification license is a license issued by the National Nuclear Safety Administration for the production and design qualifications of nuclear industry and nuclear power plant manufacturing equipment and components.