First rupture disc manufacturer to achieve oil and gas industry-specific standard
Elfab has been awarded ISO/TS 29001:2010 approval for its quality management system. Elfab is the first rupture disc manufacturer to satisfy the third edition of technical specification ISO/TS 29001, developed specifically for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.
Explaining the significance of the accreditation, Elfab’s quality manager Bryan Tate said: “This approval demonstrates Elfab’s commitment to industry best practice and continual quality improvement. It allows us to streamline operations to continually improve our technical knowledge and reduce waste, which will benefit our customers in the long term.”
Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance carried out an internal audit at Elfab’s premises in August 2013, with official certification following two months later. This is a further addition to Elfab’s extensive range of quality approvals.
Ed Durante, project leader of the ISO/TC 67 working group that developed ISO/TS 29001:2010, described the standard as “the baseline requirement for quality management systems in the exploration and production sector of the petroleum and natural gas industry. The document is gaining acceptance in the refining sector and is being seriously considered in the pipeline sector.”