On 17th of May 2010 JSC "Urals Pipe Works" (Uraltrubprom) was licensed for the right to apply the API monogram on pipes products, made under the standard API Spec.5L, and for the certificate of conformity to the Quality Management System ANSI/API Q1 (8 revision), ISO TS 29001:2007, ISO 9001:2008.
License&certificates receiving is an appropriate result of the factory's staff long-term work, and it is a confirmation of the Quality Management System effectiveness and of products' high quality.
With understanding of the good prospects for business developing for pipes metallurgy both in Russia and abroad, the management team of the factory stated an objective to produce products not only under Russian and European standards but also under standards of American Petroleum Institute API, which are appropriated all over the world.
Construction of the new electric-welded pipes production mill “630” which was finished on 29th of May, 2009 - was the beginning of implementation of the program. Leading machinery-engineering companies from Japan, Spain and Russia were invited, and these companies have produced and installed advanced mill line for production of electric-welded pipes of round, square and rectangular sections in 2 years. The line includes advanced technologies and unique equipment, which have no analogy in Russia and CIS. Particularly, for the first time in Russia the big diameter-pipes are manufactured from coiled steel but not from sheet steel. For this purpose wall thickness of pipes is available to be from 3 till 22 mm.
The new production exceeded the range of sizes of pipe products. Uraltrubprom opened up an output of round pipes of 530-630 mm diameter. It was the first factory in Russia which had started to produce square and rectangular pipes of big diameter: 400x400, 500x500, 500x400 mm. As the result, Uraltrubprom has become the only plant all over Russia and CIS which produces the widest range of square pipes: from 80x80 up to 500x500 mm.
The huge work including assimilation of manufacturing technology for the new range of pipes and confirmation of its accordance to the best world practices has been done. To coordinate the activity there was created the project team, which has the task to master the new production - electric-welded pipes production under the standard API Spec.5L. The scope of work included personnel training and certification, new line documentation developing, purchasing of testing, control and weighting equipment, soft ware developing.
In March, 2010 the international API auditor carried out an estimation of the Quality Management System of the factory. Technical capabilities of the production were estimated together with tests performance and products quality conformity assessment. As a result of that audit the factory has got certificates and licenses for API monogram application.
The first lot of pipes under API Spec.5L standard has been already produced and the pipes are unique, as the equipment for its production. It is the pipe with 406, 4 mm diameter (16,000 inches) with 19 mm wall thickness. Its feature is 19 mm thickness of the wall and that it is made of coiled steel of "80" strength class.
Certificate of Registration ISO 9001:2008
API Specification Q1
Certificate of Authority to the Official API Monogram
Certificate of Registration ISO/TS 29001