Damen Anchor & Chain Factory demonstrates cost savings to offshore clients
Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF) has announced the successful recalibration of its Lloyd’s Register-approved testing facilities. With the certification, the company can continue to offer proof load testing of lifting and towing gear to supplement its supply of anchors, chains and towing equipment for diverse maritime sectors, the company said in its press release.
The annual calibration involved AKF’s four testing benches: with capacities of 100, 300, 900 and 2,000 tonnes. The procedure was executed according to NEN-EN-ISO 7500-1 international standards by independent testing and certification specialist NMi.
Once again, AKF’s test facilities passed with flying colours: all four test benches maintained their Class-1 certification. This means that the test benches had a deviation of maximum 1% during the examination.
This most recent certification is just one aspect of AKF’s quality control policy. In March 2016, the company regained its ISO 9001 and ISO 3834 certificates – the latter being the highest possible guarantee of welding quality.