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Quality Objective
Thermo Electric’s policy is to empower our organization and all employees to ensure that our products and services are of the highest quality and meet or exceed the requirements of our customers.

Quality Experience
75 years experience in the research and manufacture of temperature sensors, connectors, calibration and supply of associated parts.

Calibration Laboratories and Programs
Thermo Electric operates Laboratories in West Chester, PA and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Our calibration laboratories and programs for thermocouple sensors and RTD’s are traceable to N.I.S.T and CSA and meet the requirements of MIL STD 45662A, ANSI -Z540-1, and ISO 10012-1.

Quality Program
Thermo Electric has implemented and maintains a Total Quality Control Management System which meets the requirements of ISO 9001-2008 to ensure:

  • Customer satisfaction by meeting or exceeding customer requirements and expectations.
  • Process control and continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Employee Quality training, awareness, commitment and active participation.

iso9001

The International Organization for Standardization, widely known as “ISO,” is an international standards body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. Founded on 23 February 1947, the organization promulgates worldwide industrial and commercial standards. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. While ISO is not a governmental organization, its ability to set standards that often become law, either through treaties or national standards, makes it more powerful than most non-governmental organizations. In practice, ISO acts as a consortium with strong links to governments.

 


atex

Equipment and protective systems intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres, ATEX Directive, 94/9/EC is a so-called “New Approach” Directive which provides the technical requirements to be applied to equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The Directive has been mandatory from 1st July 2003. Manufacturers who apply its provisions and affix the CE marking are able to sell their equipment anywhere in Europe without any further requirements with respect to the risks covered. In effect this means access to the largest Single Market in the world, including over 450 million citizens. The Directive covers a surprisingly large range of equipment, potentially including equipment used on fixed offshore platforms, in petrochemical plants, mines, flour mills and other areas where a potentially explosive atmosphere may be present. There are three pre-conditions for the Directive to apply.

The equipment:

    • must have its own source of ignition.
    • be intended for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere (air mixtures).
    • be under normal atmospheric conditions.

The Directive also covers components essential for the safe use and safety devices directly contributing to the safe use of the equipment in scope. These latter devices may be outside the potentially explosive environment

 


fm

Factory Mutual Approvals (FM) tests and approves electrical equipment for compliance with electrical shock, fire and injury requirements. Certification by FM Approvals assures customers that electrical equipment has been manufactured in accordance with recognized safety standards and requirements governing that particular product. Electrical equipment testing is based on FM Approvals Approval Standard and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards. Since product certification has become a requirement for participation in many global markets, FM Approvals can provide assistance toward global certification of electrical products.

 


csa

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a leader in standards development. CSA is a not-for-profit association composed of representatives from industry. Its mark appears on thousands of qualified products sold annually, around the world. Approval by CSA or another recognized national testing laboratory is required by law for many products sold within Canada. CSA develops product safety and performance standards including those for electrical and electronic equipment, industrial equipment, compressed gas handling appliances, environmental protection, and construction materials. The CSA is a division of CSA Group which also includes CSA International, a global certification and testing organization.


 

Quality Standards/Specifications Conformance

Standard/Specification Description
ATEX 94/9/EC Process Control-Hazardous Locations-Europe
ISOQ9001-2008, MIL-I-45208A Inspection Systems Requirements
MIL-STD-45662A, ANSI-Z540-1, ISO 10012-1 Calibration Systems Requirements
MIL-STD-105E, ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 Sampling Procedure for Inspection
ANSI MC96.1, ASTM E220, E230 Thermocouple Specifications
CAN3-Z299.3-85 Canadian Quality Requirements
10CFR50 Appendix B, 10 CFR Part 21 Nuclear QA
ASTM E608, E574, E585, E1137, IEC 751 Insulated/Metal Sheathed T/C’s, RTD Specifications
QA 3d Party Approvals/Audits Approved Specification
LRQA / TUV ISO Q9001-2008
LCIE/SIRA/CSA ATEX 94/9/EC
SAI Global for TE Canada ISO Q9001-2008
DOW Chemical Dow Qualified Supplier
Ford Motor Co. Q-1 Quality System
Honeywell Inc. AS-9000
McDonnell Douglas Mil Std. 45662A
Northrop Grumman/Vought Aircraft Mil Std. 45208A, 45662A
General Electric S-1000 Quality System
Pratt & Whitney AS-9000
Superheat Services 10CFR50 Appendix B, 10CFR21
CSA/Factory Mutual Process Control-Hazardous Locations
Siemens Energy ISO9001-2008
Saudi Aramco Oil ISO9001-2008
CANPAC CAN3-Z299.3-85, NQA-1(04) (6-8,11,12) 10CFR21, BWC QAM (8)
Babcock & Wilcox CAN3-Z299.3-85
Locations
West Chester, PA, USA Mississauga, ON, Canada Sittingbourne, England Gurgaon, India
Balen, Belgium

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