SPETECH is the first Eastern European company to become a member of the European Sealing Association (ESA) 1998, participating in the Flange Gasket Division and Packing Division activities. The ESA is a forum for the development and promotion of qualitative, safe and eco-friendly solutions in the area of seals.
Due to SPETECH’s specialization in pressure equipment and being directly connected with the PED directive, we are working closely with a Polish supervisory authority, namely Polish Office of Technical Inspection (UDT), in the fields of pressure equipment manufacturing and testing. For the same reason, we are also working with wide range of international supervisory authorities (TÜV, SGS, LLOYD’S, …) with jurisdiction both at European and International levels.
As a result, we have been ISO 9001:2008 certified through the renowned and accredited TÜV Rheinland organisation since late 1990s. ISO 9001 is a certification required for pressure equipment deliveries. This rapid development of the pressure equipment technology, particularly that related to process seals, is aiming at safety and reliability enhancement as well as at reducing the environmental impact. All of those aspects require the provision of production repeatability on one hand (hence our cooperation with an EN ISO 9001 certified organisation); and on the other hand, they also require verification of suitability for use, while taking into consideration increasingly higher quality requirements and standards. As a result, we collaborate with various organisations both, national and international, with an authority to certify particular quality parameters. The Leak Tightness Quality Certificate, also known as „TA-LUFT”, for compliance with the VDI 2200/2440 requirements is a confirmation of compliance with the highest sealing standards, particularly for seals designed for refinery and chemical industries when used with hazardous materials.
SPETECH’S continuous development in the field of manufacturing of metal and soft-metal seals, particularly those made of special materials or in new types, has resulted in the development of advanced welding techniques. We are currently EN ISO 3834÷2 certified. We have certified qualifications for carbon steel, austenitic stainless steel as well as nickel and titanium alloys welding. We constantly broaden the scope of welding techniques and widen the range of the materials to be processed. The certification related to this area of our work is also obtained through TÜV Rheinland. The development of the generative forces correlates with product development: SPETECH run a research lab, with a focus on sealing materials. Being compliant with the requirements of the EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification as well as with the LAB-WT-01 guidelines, we are a subcontractor for Polish Office of Technical Inspection (UDT) and for the TÜV Rheinland. Currently, our lab is undertaking research and testing activities in compliance with EN 13555, ASTM F586, F38, F36, VDI 2440 (TA Luft). We are also preparing for undertaking research and tests in compliance with EN ISO 15848 for seals.