Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) and other similar EC Directives have made it mandatory for materials to prove that they fulfill their chemical and mechanical properties’ parameters. The result of this is material certificate requirements authentication. Whether you need surveillance at the mill or require subjecting material samples to a rigorous laboratory testing process, FCI can meet your requirements.
FCI’s material certification assessment and endorsement fulfills the requirement of a 3.2 certificate as defined in EN 10204 ‘Metallic Products-Types of inspection document’. Additionally, it covers assessment of the plastic material that is to be shortly incorporated into the above specification.
The need for full material traceability has been one outcome of the introduction of European Directives like PED. The makes it mandatory for all materials to be fully documented and traceable, from the mill to the pressure equipment manufacturer, or the repair of such equipment.
FCI team can oversee and validate the transfer of material as well as the material certificates. The practical outcome of this is that material certificates for cut pieces can now be issued by material stockists with the same authenticity as the original certificate. Things to be supervised and recorded by FCI include:
In additional to the above, FCI can validate any of your valuable material in stock that has lost traceability with mechanical and chemical testing at a recognized laboratory. This is followed by the use of a valid material in the manufacture of pressure equipment.