ISO certifications, 9001 and 14001, play an important role in the manufacturing of pipe protection products in the O&G industry. If you’re considering multiple companies for these products, perhaps learning more about ISO certifications will help guide your decision. Below, we will break down what you need to know about these (ISO – International Organization for Standardization) certifications. At the same time, you’ll learn how they pertain to companies who manufacture pipe protectors for your OCTG.
What Is ISO Certification 9001 and 14001?
Details Behind ISO 9001 Certification
The ISO 9001 certification is available to any producer irrespective of their industry. However, the certification carries a special weight within the industry of protective parts for pipe used in O&G drilling production. Pipes are valuable assets. Therefore, companies that utilize them will deem proper protection as a top priority. In other words, companies that work exclusively with pipe for any specific project will hold protection as the factor of greatest importance.
Within the oil and gas industry, damaged pipe and threads can mean costly downtime. Consequently, impaired pipe and threads can also create various staff and environmental safety hazards and increasing concerns. Properly protecting your assets can help extend their value and lifespan, and protect all those who work in operations.
ISO 9001 ensures that companies who make pipe protection products have a quality management system that defines product specifications. For example, this certification requires manufacturers to define processes and controls for safely and consistently making their products. It also requires the manufacturer to determine the means for internally rejecting parts that are substandard. Furthermore, ISO 9001 covers how companies handle the traceability of parts for quality assurance, as well as details the careful steps to take when a customer becomes unsatisfied with their product.
In short, for a company to attain this certification level is quite an achievement. Furthermore, for the end-user of pipe protection products from an ISO certified supplier, ISO 9001 means quality assurance. It means that companies like MSI have taken all the necessary steps to ensure thorough protection of your piping equipment.
What is ISO 14001?
The ISO 14001 certification is geared towards the greener, more environmentally conscious market of today. Studies show the modern consumer generation is more concerned about the environment than previous generations. Now, they make various ecologic considerations more important in all industries today, including oil and gas. Therefore, operations using ISO 14001 certified pipe protection products in oil and gas production is vital to appeasing environmentally-conscious consumers.
Additionally, companies that hold this certification believe in the importance of conserving and protecting their natural resources as much as possible. Such companies also strive to design, manufacture and create products that end-users can utilize while still best preserving the environment.
Why Are These ISO Certifications Important?
ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications are important because producing operating companies want to ensure that success happens at every phase of their operation. Therefore, oil and gas and other operating industries consider ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications to be successful and meaningful certifications. Why? It’s because these certifications involve a company commitment that’s dedicated to ensuring their customers have quality products.
All organization members, from laborers to top-management, must remain knowledgeable in practicing their management systems on a daily basis. This ensures successful manufacturing operations. In fact, therein lies the true distinction between companies that simply make products and those who make products that adhere to strict guidelines. That’s why, as an ISO certified company, we at MSI will always ensure we’re helping you deliver quality protected pipe.
Invest in Quality & Peace of Mind
When using pipe protectors for your OCTG, you already know it’s important to keep your equipment in good condition. The expense behind replacing damaged tubing, casing, drill pipe, or line pipe can be astronomical. Furthermore, this doesn’t include the expense of downtime and the draining of resources. When compared to the minimal expense of buying thread protectors or other pipe protection products, the method for protecting your OCTG seems pretty straightforward and budget-friendly. Also, ensuring you choose a supplier who is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified adds a priceless element to your purchase… You get peace-of-mind.
Buying ISO Certified Pipe Protection Products
Working with MSI Pipe Protection Technologies (an NOV Tuboscope company) is one of the best ways to save on your investments and maintain long-term safety operations. We’re your standard leader in quality API and premium pipe and thread protection. Therefore, you can rest assured that MSI is both ISO 9001 and 14001 certified, and we’ve remained so since 1997. We understand that quality and more-so the successful completion of your project is critical to you. That’s why, as a company, we remain committed to maintaining the highest standards with our quality management system. We also ensure that all members of the MSI team share the same vision. As always, we’re here to help you deliver protected pipe, all day, every day.
Contact one of our protection experts today, toll-free at 877-276-9208.