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Functional Safety Certification for Control Valves Manufacturer

In order to showcase reliability of their products, a Taiwanese valves manufacturer required functional safety certification from an experienced technical expert team. That’s why they turned to TÜV Rheinland.

Basic Facts
Client: Taiwanese Valves Manufacturer
Timeframe: September 2014
Project location:Taiwan
Main services:• Functional safety certification of butterfly valves and ball valves.
Involved regulations/standards:•IEC 61508

•IEC 61511

Initial situation and requirements

The manufacturer of engineered valve products was established in Taiwan in 1975. The company product portfolio ranges widely, from control valves to ball valves and butterfly valves. Applications are sold to the electronic, power generation, petroleum and other industries in over 40 countries.

Concerned by the number of industrial safety accidents involving pipelines, valve failure or malfunctions in recent years as well as the general need to ensure product reliability and compliance to international requirements, buyers of safety equipment are now including safety certification to their prerequisites.

In response, JDV has started focusing on these market demands and putting extra emphasis on the safety integrity level of their control valves.

As a widely recognized provider of functional safety certification services with numerous years of experience in this field, TÜV Rheinland emerged as the preferred choice to help JDV ensure and certify the compliance and functional safety of its products on the market.

Did you know?

Control valves are essential plant safety elements used to control conditions such as flow, pressure, temperature or liquid levels in response to signals received from controllers.

Solutions, results

Our experts carried out the entire certification process including failure analysis, type testing and on-site data analysis. The scope of product certification focused on both ball valves and butterfly valves. As a result, TÜV Rheinland was able to give the official functional safety certification - L0 for ball valve products for the first time to a company in Greater China.

Benefits for the client

• Ensure compliance of their engineered valves with functional safety-related international requirements.

• Prove valve quality and a high safety integrity level on the market.

• Reduce the potential for major industrial safety accidents caused by valve failure or malfunction.

About TÜV Rheinland in Asia

As a global leader in independent inspection services, TÜV Rheinland has been contributing to ensure safety and quality for people and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region since 1978. Together with 9 offices and laboratories in China , TÜV Rheinland continues to expand its local testing, inspection and certification capacities and areas of expertise all over Asia.

TÜV Rheinland is a worldwide independent testing and certification institute supporting companies in developing and manufacturing safety-related products and systems according to the requirements of relevant standards.

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