Peter Paul recognizes both safety and quality. Many of our products adhere to the many quality certifications listed below. To get a complete list of certified valves ask you Regional Account Manager.
UL Listed/Recognized : The UL Mark on a product means that UL has tested and evaluated representative samples of that product and determined that they meet UL requirements. Under a variety of programs products are periodically checked by UL at the manufacturing facility to make sure they continue to meet UL requirements. The UL Marks may be only used on or in connection with products certified by UL and under the terms of written agreement with UL. In addition to these marks, UL also provides access to the marks required in a number of other key world markets. www.ul.com
CSA Listed/Recognized: CSA marks mean a product has been tested and meets applicable standards for safety and/or performance, including the applicable standards written or administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), and others. www.csa-international.org
NSF Approval: Millions of people take the safety of their food, water and consumer products for granted on a daily basis. Why? Because of three letters: NSF. Known as The Public Health and Safety Company,™ NSF International has established an independent reputation as a leader in standards development, product certification, training and education, and risk management. The NSF Mark symbolizes a strong brand, which demonstrates reassurance and technical expertise for consumers, industry and regulators. NSF’s main mission is to protect and improve human health on a global scale. To help fulfill this mission, NSF conducts business in over 100 countries and continues to expand to meet the growing needs of clients worldwide. www.nsf.org
Clean Media: For applications when a “clean” media is required (medical, food & drink processing) not to get contaminated by the valve components, Peter Paul has an O2 cleaning process. The valve could also be NSF certified if we “clean” it completely (see NSF Approval).
CE Approval: CE Marking is European Product Safety Regulations. Products and installations that are put into use in the European market must comply to the CE marking and CE certification regulations. Only if products comply to the European Directives can they gain the CE approval and be supplied with a CE certificate. www.export.gov/cemark
ISO 9000: A very tangible benefit of documenting the processes is that 1) processes are standardized, and 2) new personnel can be trained to the same standard process instead of relying on people’s memory and “tribal knowledge.” Review of the QMS was also integrated into company strategic planning and the progress reviewed. www.iso.org
The ISO-9000 standard requires 6 processes that must be documented and controlled:
- Document Control
- Control of Quality Records
- Competence, Training and Awareness
- Control of Nonconforming Product
- Corrective Action
- Preventive Action