GE Oil & Gas Attains Latest ISO Certification
GE Oil & Gas, PII Pipeline Solutions announces that it has attained third-party certification to the latest internationally recognized quality management system standard, ISO 9001: 2008. Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), a leading third-party certification body, recently completed a series of assessments at PII Pipeline Solutions’ main facilities in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany against ISO 9001: 2008, which effectively replaced ISO 9001: 2000 in November 2008. All existing certificates issued against ISO 9001: 2000 will become obsolete at the end of 2010. GE has secured certification well in advance of the expiration deadline.
“Achieving ISO 9001: 2008 certification reflects our ongoing commitment to quality, safety and operational excellence at both our own and customer facilities globally,” said John Bucci, General Manager for GE Oil & Gas, PII Pipeline Solutions. Furthermore, many international pipeline operators now expect in-line inspection vendors to have ISO 9001 certification as an absolute minimum, Bucci noted.
To this end, GE Oil & Gas - PII Pipeline Solutions’ Houston facility also was successfully assessed against two additional certification standards, in parallel to ISO 9001 certification, namely: ISO/TS 29001: Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries — sector-specific quality management systems — requirements for product and service supply organizations; and EN 13980: 2002: Potentially explosive atmospheres — application of quality systems.
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