ABB’s Measurement Products business has achieved ISO 29001 accreditation for its Workington factory, underlining its commitment to meeting the stringent quality requirements of the oil and gas industry.

Introduced in 2010, ISO 29001 provides a single quality document for the approval of the quality systems of organisations providing design, development, production, installation or service for use in petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industry applications.

ABB’s Measurement Products Workington site is one of the first companies to achieve ISO 29001 accreditation. Already ABB’s Centre of Excellence for measurement in the oil and gas industry, the Workington site specialises in the design and manufacture of flow, temperature and level instrumentation for use in the oil and gas industry, as well as other industries.

Oil and gas is an extremely demanding market, with safety, accuracy and reliability at the top of its agenda for instrumentation. Workington’s unsurpassed capability enables ABB to meet all these needs.

“Our focus on the oil and gas industry, together with our determination to strive for the highest standards in the design and manufacture of instrumentation, were key factors in our decision to achieve ISO 29001 accreditation,” explains Ananad Puthran, Workington site operations manager. “This new certification clearly underlines ABB’s position as a world leader in the supply of Flow, Temperature and Level equipment to the Oil and Gas industry, and its commitment to safety and the environment. Achieving the standard demonstrates that our oil and gas customers can have absolute confidence in our products.”

The ISO 29001 standard is targeted at manufacturers of oil and gas industry equipment and material and aims to create a continuously-improving quality management system that emphasises defect prevention and the reduction of product variation and waste.  The specific requirements in the standard were developed between the International Standards Organisation (ISO), the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the oil and gas industry in general, to provide consistency and improved quality assurance in goods and services.

ABB Measurement Products supplies a comprehensive range of measurement solutions for use throughout all stages of oil and gas production and processing, including topside instrumentation, subsea wellhead flowmeters and solutions for refineries and chemical plants.

For more information, email or call 0870 600 6122 ref. “oil and gas instruments”.