What is a Subsea Connections Manufacturer?
A subsea connections manufacturer is a manufacturer who specializes in manufacturing connections and components–mainly for the petroleum and natural gas industries– such as wellheads, casings, flanges and adapters designed to be used underwater.
Because the potential for environmental disaster can be great when drilling in subsea environments, subsea connections manufacturers must adhere to strict quality guidelines in order to protect the environment, as well as the safety of the workers who work with that equipment.
Subsea Connections Manufacturing Process
This involves a lot of careful consideration as to how the manufacturing process must work, the requirements that the subsea components must meet or exceed, and the documentation of these processes to ensure compliance. This involves the use of an International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/TS 29001:2010 quality management system specifically tailored for the product and service supply organizations for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. This includes any materials, equipment and offshore structures for these industries.
These connections must meet high quality standards established through national and international quality guidelines. For example, subsea connections used in the petroleum and natural gas industries should meet the requirements set forth under the API SPEC 6A international standard that:
“specifies requirements and gives recommendations for the performance, dimensional and functional interchangeability, design, materials, testing, inspection, welding, marking, handling, storing, shipment, purchasing, repair and remanufacture of wellhead and christmas tree equipment for use in the petroleum and natural gas industries.”
API-SPEC-Q1 Certification for Subsea Connections Manufacturing
The API-SPEC-Q1 certification is a company-level certification that requires companies who manufacture components or equipment for petroleum and natural gas production. Getting these certifications involve a detailed review of a company’s quality manual and an on-site inspection from an API representative to make sure that the business meets the quality standards established by the API organization, as well as correct any issues identified within the quality standards review or on-site inspection.
Forged Components is a Subsea Connections Manufacturer
We manufacture subsea connections that meet or exceed all quality certifications for petroleum and natural gas production. Check out our website at https://forgedcomponents.com/, give us a call at (281) 441-4088 or contact us online using our simple contact form to speak to one of our pipe flange experts today.