MMK gets Mill 5000 produce certified

16 June 2010 (11:20)

OAO Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) underwent a certification audit procedure last week; the audit touched upon the production of some earlier certified goods and the produce of the company’s plate mill 5000.

The inspection was carried out by the auditors from Germany-based TUV NORD; they tested MMK’s hot-rolled profile, coiled, and flat stock made of EN 10025-2 construction steels for compliance with the European Directive 89/106/ЕС for building materials. They also tested some flat and coiled AD 2000-W0 tubing products for compliance with the European Directive 97/23/ЕС for high-pressure vessel equipment and materials.

In addition to the audit, MMK had its plate mill 5000 produce newly certified as well. The inspectors looked into the production conditions, took samples of the rolled products that were successfully tested in the company’s central lab, and sent some of the samples to Germany for comparative lab tests. After the tests have been carried out, the German experts are to provide an audit report and to issue the product certificates for MMK.

‘Having our mill 5000 produce certified and having our earlier certificates for the profile and sheet-rolling shops’ produce confirmed is an obligatory condition for delivering metal goods to the EU; thus the certification increases our rolled goods export potential considerably,’ the PR Department says.

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