Fine Tubes Receives NORSOK Approval from Parker Hannifin and Statoil
Leading global supplier of precision tube products Fine Tubes has announced additional NORSOK approval, enabling the company to supply UNS S31254 seamless tubes across a comprehensive range of tube dimensions.
Fine Tubes customer quality engineer Chris Burridge said: "The approval process allowed us to take a closer look at our manufacturing activities for this particular product line and refine them to meet with the requirements of NORSOK M-650."
Fine Tubes secured the additional approval by aligning its manufacturing process with NORSOK M-650 requirements, and providing compliance through an audit undertaken by Parker Hannifin and Statoil. The new supply approval was made possible through a frame agreement with these two industry-leading companies, and adds Fine Tubes to the Statoil TR2000 approved suppliers list.
Mr Burridge continued: "Having a place on the Statoil TR2000 approved supplier list will open up new opportunities that have been unavailable to us to date and will allow us to be more competitive in a fast growing market. The experience we have gained throughout the process will prove invaluable in our future approval endeavours of other product lines, such as S32750 Super Duplex."
NORSOK M-650 is among the oil and gas industry’s most demanding quality standards for manufacturing equipment, processes and testing.