CERTIFICATION OF WELDING AND FABRICATION COMPANIES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF QUALITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH ASME SECTION VIII DIVISION 1 APPENDIX 10
To further assist the South African fabrication industry, SAIW has introduced another welding fabricator certification scheme based on the quality control system requirements of ASME Section VIII Division 1 Appendix 10. This certification scheme is operated by SAIW Certification in a similar manner to the IIW scheme.
It is a requirement of SANS 347:2000-‘Categorisation and conformity assessment criteria for all pressure equipment’ that a manufacturer of pressure equipment in category D shall operate a certified quality system for production, final inspection and testing and be subjected to the statutory regulations for pressure equipment.
For an item of pressure equipment to bear the RSA/CIF mark, it shall comply with ISO 3834, supplemented by compliance with ASME VIII Division 1 Appendix 10.
The scheme introduced by SAIW allows South African fabricators to measure themselves against two of the leading quality management systems in the world which relate specifically to fabricated and welded products.
Unlike the ISO 3834 scheme, the ASME scheme has only one quality level, which is equivalent to the ISO 3834 Part 2 Comprehensive level and applies only to the manufacture of pressure equipment.
The requirements of both schemes are very similar.
For further details:
Please contact the SAIW Certification Q & C Manager:
Tel: +27 (0)11 298 2134
Fax: +27 (0)11 836 4132