With the EC Directives such as the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), there is an increasing requirement for materials to prove they meet the parameters in their chemical and mechanical properties. This has lead to the authentication of material certificate requirements.
Velosi can offer a service from surveillance at the mill to taking samples of material and subjecting them to a rigorous regime of laboratory testing.
Assessment and endorsement by Velosi of the material certification meets the requirements of a 3.2 certificate as defined in EN 10204 ‘Metallic Products - Types of inspection document’. Velosi accreditation also covers for the assessment of plastic materials soon to be incorporated in the above specification.
One effect resulting from the introduction of European Directives, such as the PED, has been a requirement for total material traceability.
This means that all material used in activities under the regulations must be fully traceable and documented from the mill to the manufacture of the pressure equipment, or the repairm of such equipment, under most circumstances.
Velosi, as a Notified Body, is authorised to supervise and endorse material transfers and endorse material certificates. In practice, material stockists can now issue material certificates for cut pieces with the same validity as the original certificate.
Velosi will supervise and record the cutting of the piece, the transfer of the identification, heat or cast number and endorse a copy of the original certificate with an endorsement stamp.
In addition, if you have valuable material in stock that has lost traceability, Velosi can authenticate it by having mechanical and chemical testing carried out at a recognized testing laboratory.
A valid material certificate is issued for the material tested at the laboratory and it can then be used in the manufacture of pressure equipment.
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