PED Approval for raw material suppliers, Special Quality Alloys Ltd

Special Quality Alloys Ltd have successfully been granted the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU approval

The approval applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of stationary pressure equipment with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0,5 bar.

The Pressure Equipment Directive aims to guarantee free movement of the products in its scope while ensuring a high level of safety.

Group Quality Engineer, Gemma Hopper explains the drive behind the application: “Through our continuous quality improvement programme, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest standard of products and services. We identified an opportunity to increase our portfolio of approvals and through a well-organised team effort we were really pleased to be granted the certification.”

Scott Goulding, Technical Manager summarises: “Following the application, an audit took place which verified the submitted documents and questionnaires against our current manufacturing process. This was all very well received and the approval was granted with no non-conformances raised.”

The scope of the approval will cover the manufacture of open die forgings up to 4000kg in a range of grades from Carbon, Alloy, Stainless, Duplex, Super Duplex, Nickel, Cobalt, Titanium, and Copper based alloys.

Tel: 0114 243 4366

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 46

Winter 2018 // Issue 47
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