The oil and gas industry is by nature one of the most challenging environments in the world, so a high level of business integrity is critical to safely keep operations up and running. As a result of its commitment to continuous improvement in the industry, Trelleborg’s offshore operation in England has been awarded an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) / Technical Specification (TS) 29001:2011 certification.
The standard defines the quality management system requirements for the design, development, production, installation and service of products for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.
Ray Cann, Operations Director for Trelleborg’s offshore operation, says: “Meeting the criteria involved creating and implementing detailed procedures and auditing, as well as facilitating various cross functional meetings with individual departments over eight months. In addition we had to complete three British Standards Institute audits - a pre-assessment and stage one and two audits.
“Though it was challenging in parts, we were committed to ensuring that all tasks were completed as thoroughly and effectively as possible and the hard work paid off. We believe that this accreditation will provide our customers with added peace of mind and the assurance of consistently high quality products and services.”
Developed as a result of a partnership between ISO and the international oil and gas industry (led by the American Petroleum Institute - API), ISO 29001 specifically focuses on the oil and gas supply chain. It aims to emphasize the prevention of defects and reduce variation and waste from service providers.
Meeting the requirements laid out by ISO/TS 29001:2011 ensures standardization and consistency across the sector and improved assurance in the supply of quality goods and services from providers. This is particularly important when the failure of goods or services have severe ramifications for the companies and industries involved.
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