Special Quality Alloys Ltd wears NORSOK Seal of Approval



Back in 2014, Sheffield based Special Quality Alloys Ltd, were successfully certified a NORSOK M650 approved manufacturer for open-die forgings & rolled rings in F51 Duplex and F55 Super Duplex materials.

“Having recently joined the BVAA, we were keen to share significant developments at SQA to the other members” explains Shane Higgins, Field Sales. “We are still only one of very few UK based forgemasters to hold this approval.”

Jason Miller, Forge Director who headed up the efforts to secure the approval explains the challenge and the eventual success of this achievement for the company.

“As a supplier to the Oil and Gas industry we recognised the need by our customers for supply of NORSOK high integrity Duplex and Super Duplex stainless steel forged products.”

“In order to gain the NORSOK M650 manufacturer qualification, we refined our manufacturing routes and processing procedures from material procurement through to thermal processing, testing and final release.”

“Approval by the qualifying auditor only took place after SQA had demonstrated high level process control and also conformed to the exacting requirements of the NORSOK M650 standard.”

“The final achievement of gaining NORSOK M650 approval by an industry recognised company and respected qualifying oilfield metallurgist was a very satisfying outcome to the hardwork and effort made by all involved.”

To summarise, Special Quality Alloys are approved to supply forged products in the form of rings, blanks, blocks, boss shapes and rolled rings. This covers F51 Duplex S31803 & F55 Super Duplex S32760 materials.

To compliment the forging capabilities, SQA also carry extensive NORSOK approved finished round bar stock in the Duplex and Super Duplex grades.

Tel: 0114 243 4366
Email: sales@specialqualityalloys.com
Web: www.specialqualityalloys.com

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 45


Winter 2018 // Issue 47
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