Chemnitz, Germany (PressExposure) August 20, 2013 -- On 14/07/2013, the National Petroleum Agency (ANP) launched new criteria and procedures for certification in the Brazilian oil and gas industry. With the "Resolution 19" new quality standards for the export of goods and equipment entered into force. These changes to the previous procedure are obligatory for the export to Brazil.
Brazil is one of the fastest growing emerging economies and thus, it is very attractive for the export. In particular, the demand of new products for industry and infrastructure is remarkably high. "In order to that, county-specific quality standards have to be considered obligatorily. Thus, for the latest changes for the oil and gas industry that entered into force with 'Resolution 19', a specified expertise is required when it comes to INMETRO certification", emphasizes the director of ALPHA, Dr Thomas Krause.
For INMETRO certification, ALPHA is an approved and experienced partner as Brazil is one of the companies' target countries for many years. The engineers of ALPHA are experts for the new and the previous quality standards: "The INMETRO certification procedure allows our well-experienced engineers to provide an excellent service for the approval and consulting of goods and equipment. Our company provides an international network of experts that supports our clients with certification for the Brazilian market", Krause adds.
Even with the new requirements, many certificates are still valid and allow making the procedure more efficient (e.g. IECEx certifications). Nevertheless, Krause emphasizes that the whole procedure is very complicated without the necessary expert knowledge: "According to compliance and cost-efficiency the support of a competent and specialized team just like our company is essential for a successful export".
ALPHA supports its clients with a wide range of services. The portfolio of the Chemnitz-based company contains obligatory certifications as well as voluntary certifications (e.g. for domestic goods). Certification is obligatory for electrical equipment used in hazardous locations, equipment for gas systems (pressure regulators and hoses), circuit breakers, ballasts, switches, plugs and receptacles, wires and cables up to medical devices and auto parts (INMETRO guideline 301, 21/07/2011).