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The importance of mechanical seals when reducing water consumption in mining

Environmental considerations are at the top of most industry's agendas in the 21st century as companies evaluate and improve operations, processes, and systems.  Conserving water in mining is one such area that is now being investigated further with the rotation of...

How choosing the correct gasket reduces risks

Health and Safety across any industry are vital, especially so in industrial facilities and settings.  Why?  Because harmful leaks and emissions must be avoided at all costs to avoid serious accidents or injury to your teams and property.  That’s why having the right...

How to tighten your bolts perfectly

How to tighten your bolts and which tools you should use to achieve the perfect seal is not as seamless and straightforward as we would like. Various factors come into play in these situations, such as bolt grade, size, and even application type.  Tightening torques...

Static and Dynamic o rings

A range of factors and application dynamics come into play when choosing a particular type of o ring.  You need to understand the type of seal exert you require, the dimensions, and even compounds.  Due to the nature of an o ring and its overall design, o rings use...

Gasket Sealants

Fortunately, no one gasket suits a range of applications, but rather we have a multitude of gasket sealants available to meet various specifications and requirements.  Ultimately, sealants are used to effectively ensure gasket seals.  Helping to extend a gasket's life...

Types of industrial gasket material

Different industry sectors will use different types of gaskets and different types of gasket materials.   And of course!  Different industrial gasket materials will be much better suited to some industrial processes and applications compared to others.  As different...

Keeping a close eye on the gaskets your applications use

Gaskets are vital elements to any piping system and application that requires creating the perfect seal in order to prevent leaks.  This is the main role of a gasket, to provide a good seal, with some gasket materials sealing better than others in certain...

O Ring Colour Identification

O rings come in various colours, and it's important to understand what these colours indicate as the o rings you choose will affect your overall process application.  Ultimately, different o ring colours are used to help differentiate between different materials. ...

Spiral Wound Gasket Compressibility and Pressure Ratings

In order to form a reliable seal, spiral wound gaskets do require a certain degree of pressure.   The applied pressure allows the gasket to be compressed tightly between the mating surfaces preventing any leaks from occurring.  Factors such as operating temperature...

Elastomeric Compounds

What is elastomer?  Elastomeric compounds are rubber seals produced using natural rubbers or manufactured by the chemicals industry.  Elastomeric sealing compounds consist of between 50-60% rubber; the remainder of the compound consists of fillers,...

QUALITY ASSURANCE 

CERTIFICATIONS 

Specialist Sealing Products are certified by Lloyds Register to the following standards:

ISO9001:2015
AS9120B (technically equivilent to EN9120:2018 and SJAC 9120:A)

Product Certification – Is available for all products supplied and will include details of all manufacturing and material specifications, batch numbers, cure dates and shelf life giving full source lot traceability 

Product Testing – Testing and Inspection facilities are available to demonstrate compliance of products supplied to British and International Standards and Specifications. 

Specialist Sealing Products are also able to offer the following additional Quality Control benefits  

  • 100% Inspection 
  • High Magnification Inspection 
  • IRHD Testing 
  • Colour Coding 
  • Indivdual Bagging 
  • Individual Labelling and Branding

Specialist Sealing Products are also able to offer the following additional Quality Control benefits  

  • 100% Inspection 
  • High Magnification Inspection 
  • IRHD Testing 
  • Colour Coding 
  • Indivdual Bagging 
  • Individual Labelling and Branding

QUALITY POLICY 

Specialist Sealing Products aims to ensure that its products and services meet the needs and expectations of its customers at all times in accordance with contractual requirements, its policies and procedures. 

The organisations management operates a Quality Management System that has gained ISO 9001:2015 certification incorporating AS9120 Aerospace Standard, including aspects specific to the supply of precision seal, gaskets and associated products and is committed to: 

      1. Develop and improve its Quality Management System 
      2. Continually improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System 
      3. The enhancement of : 
      • Product quality, specification and integrity 
      • Logistics 
      • Customer satisfaction 
      • Supplier performance Risk minimisation 
      • Work ethics 

Specialist Sealing Products has a continuing commitment to: 

  • Ensure that customer needs and expectations are determined and fulfilled with the aim of achieving customer satisfaction 
  • Communicate throughout the organisation the importance of meeting customer needs and all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements 
  • Establish the Quality Policy and its objectives 
  • Ensure the management reviews not only set but review the quality objectives, and report on the Internal audit results as a means of monitoring and measuring the processes and the effectiveness of the Quality Management System 
  • Ensure the availability of resources. 

The Organisation complies with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements and constantly monitors its quality performance, implementing improvements when appropriate. 

All personnel understand the requirements of this Quality Policy and abide with the requirements of the Quality Management System as defined in this Quality Procedures Manual. This Quality Policy is regularly reviewed in order to ensure its continuing suitability. 

Copies are made available to all members of staff along with copies of the minutes of Management Reviews, or extracts thereof, in accordance with their role and responsibilities as a means of communicating the effectiveness of the Quality Management System. 

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