Quality Assurance

Rigid quality control and inspection at all stages of manufacture ensure that Crane FS products are suitable for their intended application and will give reliable service. Every valve and pipe fitting is individually tested in accordance with the relevant product standard.

Crane Fluid Systems is an approved manufacturer under various quality schemes, including the British Standard Institution (BSI) Kitemark, and is ISO9001 accredited. In addition, the company has been approved and/or listed by various user organisations including the United Kingdom Water Fittings by laws scheme and other third party organisations.

 

WRAS - Approved Product

NSF/WRc Evaluation and Testing Centre

The NSF Evaluation and Testing Centre is responsible for the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme, with testing and approval of water fittings meeting the requirements of the United Kingdom Water Regulations/Bylaws (Scotland).

Valves for use in public water supply systems and domestic situations must not contravene the United Kingdom Water Regulations. Valves which are designated WRAS Approved Product and listed in the Water Fittings and Materials Directory will not contravene those bylaws.

Many Crane Fluid Systems valves have been tested and certified as being WRAS Approved Products and are listed in the Water Fittings and Materials Directory.

 


Firm of Assessed Capability

BS EN/ISO 9001 is the reference Standard for Quality Systems.


Kitemark
The Kitemark

The Kitemark is a registered trademark owned by British Standards Institution and may only be used by manufacturers who are approved licensees and whose products fully comply with the individual product standards.

Annual product audits and regular surveillance visits by BSI ensure continuing compliance with specification requirements and confirm acceptable Quality Systems to BS EN ISO 9001:2015.


Bureau Veritas
Pressure Equipment Directive

All Crane Fluid Systems products have been assessed in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU. Currently, each product has been classified into a conformity assessment category based on the intended fluid contents – gas or liquid, the classification of the intended fluid contents – Group 1 or Group 2, and the maximum allowable pressure and the nominal size (DN).

Crane FS products fall into either the ‘Sound Engineering Practice’ (SEP), Category 1, Category 2, Category 3, or category 4. According to the directive, products classified as ‘SEP’ shall not be CE marked. Category 1 products will bear the CE mark and those products classified as Categories 2,3 and 4 will bear the CE mark plus the number 0041.

The number 004 is that of Bureau Veritas who Crane FS have chosen as their ‘Notified Body’ to monitor their quality assurance system as required by the directive.

Gases

Group One

  • Explosive
  • Extremely Flammable
  • Highly Flammable
  • Very Toxic
  • Toxic
  • Oxidising

Group Two

  • Others

Liquids

Ground One

  • Explosive
  • Extremely Flammable
  • Highly Flammable
  • Very Toxic
  • Toxic
  • Oxidising

Group Two

  • Others (inc. steam)