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Mokveld first to receive valve certificate

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World Pipelines,

Mokveld Valves BV, expert in engineered valve systems for the worldwide oil and gas markets is the first valve manufacturer in the world to have implemented a Functional Safety Management System for providing critical safety systems up to safety level SIL3, and to have it third party certified.

In order to obtain the Functional Safety Management certificate Mokveld followed the IEC 61508 chapter 6 and IEC 61511 chapter 5. Mokveld will be audited periodically to maintain this high safety level. During the last couple of years Mokveld already invested heavily in formal training of its staff, today employing more than 30 Certified Functional Safety Engineers. On top of this proof of the knowledge level and capabilities of its staff the Functional Safety Management certificate confirms that Mokveld also has the organisation structure and procedures in place to design, manufacture, integrate, test, inspect and service mission critical safety systems in a controlled manner.

With its head office in Gouda, The Netherlands, Mokveld has over 60 years of experience in designing and manufacturing valve systems for demanding severe service control and safety applications. Mokveld has been the market leader for High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS) for decades. In addition to the continued focus on the safety performance of the products, now also the safety performance of the organisation behind it is third party certified.

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