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Indian valve manufacturer gets API6D certification across its range

Weir BDK has received API6D certification across its range of valves.

API6D is a qualification standard awarded by The American Petroleum Institution and recognised by oil and gas companies as a key requirement for ensuring the quality and performance of equipment integral to production, refining and distribution duties. It is awarded to manufacturers who are operating in compliance with the 24th edition of the API6D standards. The certification is designed to provide assurance for customers across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.

Weir BDK, one of India’s longest established valve manufacturers and part of the global Weir Group, manages a range of engineered and control valves, including gate valves, check valves, ball valves, diaphragm valves and plug valves. The company offers products to perform within high-temperature, high pressure and critical applications.

“Our goal is to help our customers safely and efficiently produce, refine and transport oil and natural gas. We recognised the importance of API6D certification in valve selection for Oil & Gas customers and are pleased that BDK valves have met the rigorous standards required to play a vital role in flow control processes,” said Mike Mannion, managing director of Weir Valves & Control UK. “Our customers require the highest product quality with the assurance of strict production processes, detailed documentation to evidence component traceability, and compliance to the specified standards.  Over a number of years we have invested in systems, process design and most importantly training of our people with the aim of achieving API6D certification. We are pleased to have reached this very high standard and, coupled with our developments in new technology, means we can offer great products backed by our global support network of service to customers worldwide.”

General manager of International Sales for BDK, Shrikant Kulkarni, said: “API6D certification is an opportunity for our team to serve the distinct needs of a growing Oil & Gas customer base globally. We have a large installed base domestically in India and a growing international presence. The certification is an important milestone for us and we are embracing the opportunity to deliver value for customers requiring high quality and proven standards. Looking ahead, innovation will underpin BDK’s activity and we will rapidly develop an exciting range of flow control solutions including new designs for Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves and Triple Offset Butterfly Valves.”