Balmoral Tanks achieves EN 1090-1 for CE marking of bulk storage tanks.
Balmoral Tanks is a leading European tank design and manufacturing company and produces what is believed to be the most comprehensive range of bulk storage tanks available from a single source in the EU. Balmoral Tanks was already certified to ISO 9001 and approached Construction Certification to help put a Factory Production Control system in place that would be seamlessly integrated with their existing quality management system.
Why EN 1090-1 for CE marking of bulk storage tanks?
Construction Certification was recommended to Balmoral Tanks by a steel fabricator in South Wales that produces equipment for the steel industry and, when we were contacted in the second half of 2014, it was by no means certain that the company’s products fell within the Construction Products Regulations (CPR). Although the the EU Construction Products Regulation had been in force since 2011, there had been considerable confusion over what was within the scope of structural metalwork and what was excluded. CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation, is the body that sets the rules for CPR and, in the middle of 2014 issued note CPR 07/04/03 to help clarify the situation. The clarification by CEN ruled that certain types of tanks and silos need to be CE marked under EN 1090-1 and we established that Balmoral’s bulk storage tanks fell within the definition.
How Construction Certification helped
Our Associate put together a detailed audit programme to understand the ways in which the existing quality management systems met the requirements of EN 1090-1 and to identify any gaps that remained. This gap analysis was used to produce a fully-detailed action plan that included guidance on production controls, Qualified Weld Procedures and staff training. In collaboration with the company’s management systems specialist, our Associate integrated the Construction Certification model for EN 1090-1 with the existing management systems, to produce a Factory Production Control system that was fully compliant with CE marking of bulk storage tanks. The Management Representative and Responsible Welding Coordinator were given training on the requirements of the new standard. A few months working with the Factory Production Control system gave Balmoral Tanks the chance to fine-tune how it worked and to build up a portfolio of projects for the certification stage. Construction Certification advised on a short list of Notified Bodies and supported the company through a successful certification visit.
“Advice, project management, expertise, resources and availability to answer queries have been invaluable in our achievement of EN1090 accreditation. Construction Certification’s professional but friendly approach was much appreciated and Richard’s assistance with our final 3rd party assessment was vital”
Ceri Herbert: Systems Engineer
Find out more
To read more detail about EN 1090-1 and CE marking of structural metal, read our Fact Sheet here.