Approval bodies (Surveyors)
RYCO works with a number of approval bodies, or surveyors, to obtain type approvals for RYCO hydraulic hose assemblies, and maintain best practice quality management system standards.
Following is information about the surveyors who are currently providing type approval for RYCO products, using their own words.
Marine Approval Bodies
American Bureau of Shipping
Mission Statement from the ABS website:
“The mission of ABS is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our clients by promoting the security of life, property and the natural environment primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.”
Statement from the DNV GL website:
“DNV GL’s shared roots stretch back to 1864, when Det Norske Veritas (DNV) was founded as a membership organisation in Oslo and GL was formed out of a desire to achieve transparency. Today DNV GL is a globally leading quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by their purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV-GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.”
Korean Register of Shipping
Statement from the KR website:
“Promoting technologies related to ships, land & offshore facilities, Enhancing safety of life and property, and protecting environment”
Mission Statement from the LR website:
“We provide independent assurance to companies operating high-risk, capital-intensive assets in the energy and transportation sectors, to enhance the safety of life, property and the environment. This helps our clients to create safe, responsible and sustainable supply chains.”
Marine Equipment Directive
Statement from the MED website:
“The European Union has developed original and innovative instruments to remove the barriers to free circulation of goods. The mechanisms in place to achieve this aim are based on prevention of new barriers to trade, mutual recognition and technical harmonisation. Among these, the new approach to product regulation and the global approach to conformity assessment take pride of place.”
This group is sometimes called MED, sometimes MarED. Approved hose assemblies display a ships wheel symbol.
The number on the hose next to the wheel is the code of the listing agency, in this case DNV. The numbers after the slash are the batch code; a record of the production date.
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
Statement from the RINA website:
“The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is a world renowned and highly respected international professional institution and learned society whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of all marine vessels and structures. ”
United States Coast Guard
Statement from the USCG website:
“For over two centuries the U.S. Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe. We protect the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America’s Maritime Guardian —Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.”
Vehicle Approval Body
United States Department of Transportation
Statement from the DOT website:
“To serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. ”
The United States Department of Transportation assesses and approves our “Automotive” hoses, T5 and RQP5. These hoses are often used on trucks.
Other Approval Bodies
Australian Gas Association
Statement from the AGA website:
“To provide high quality competitive certification services to industry and regulatory authorities and contribute to the safety, reliability and energy efficiency of gas and related products sold to Australian & international consumers.”
Australia – Mechanical Design Guidelines
Statement from the MDG 41 website:
“Over the past few years there has been an increase in fluid injection injuries from the use of pressurised fluid power systems. Pressurised fluid power systems are a potential major hazard which may result in fatal injuries if uncontrolled. This Guideline for Fluid Power System Safety at Mines has been compiled to assist in formulating a management system approach for the safe use of fluid power systems in mines. It should be used by designers, manufacturers, purchasers, owners, operators, site contractors and Industry & Investment NSW Mine Safety Operations when assessing the safety aspects of fluid power systems.”
British Standards Institution
Statement from the BSI website:
“BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century we have been challenging mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. ”
Statement from the BV website:
“To deliver economic value to customers through Quality, Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility management of their assets, projects, products and systems, resulting in licence to operate risk reduction and performance improvement.”
China Classification Society
Statement from the CCS website:
“By committing to the mission of “safety, environmental protection and creating value for clients and society” and based on the 90 offices established across the globe, CCS provides services for a range of industry and fields, and is constantly developing new business areas.”
Statement from the ClassNK website:
“Since its inception in 1899, ClassNK has been engaged in a range of activities dedicated to ensuring the safety of life and property at sea and protecting the marine environment over the course of its 116 year history as a leading classification society.
ClassNK will use its expertise and practical experience accumulated over many years to continue contributing to the long-term development of the maritime cluster.”
National Association of Hose and Accessories Distributors (USA)
Statement from the NAHAD website:
“Professionalism and integrity within the hose and hose accessory industry. A community of communication, education and training dedicated to maximizing quality and enhancing profitability.”
National Fluid Power Association (USA)
Statement from the NFPA website:
“Our success depends on the active involvement of our stakeholders from across the supply chain—both in developing new programs and participating in those that provide the greatest benefits to their organizations, including manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, educators and customers.”
Quality & Safety Declaration of Conformity
Statement from the GOST-R website:
“CCIS-Expertise is an international audit and advisory company, its activity is organized around three main areas of expertise: marketing of products, regulatory monitoring and industrial commissioning in Russia, in CIS countries and more recently in the EEU (Eurasian Economic Union).”
Rubber Manufacturers Association / U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
Statement from the RMA website:
“To strengthen the reputation and competitiveness of the U.S. tire manufacturing industry. To be the premier advocate, trusted voice, and thought leader for the U.S. tire manufacturing industry. Advancing safe, sustainable mobility for the future.”
Statement from the SAE website:
“To advance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. SAE is the leader in connecting and educating mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions.”
State Administration of Work Safety (MAKA)
Statement from the MAKA website:
To organize, guide and supervise, in accordance with the law, the assessment of workers from specially identified industries (excluding the operators of special equipment), and the safety qualifications of chief administrators and safety supervisors of enterprises;
U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Statement from the MSHA website:
“The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) works to prevent death, illness, and injury from mining and promote safe and healthful workplaces for U.S. miners.”
The Importance of Type Approval Surveyors
Each of these type approval bodies plays an important role in ensuring that all of RYCO’s hydraulic products comply with the relevant regulatory, technical and safety requirements.
Our rigorous and continual testing of our products ensures that not only do they meet the necessary standards, but generally exceed them.
To ensure the safety of your business and its employees, you’ll want to choose products with proven performance, that have been independently assessed and type approved by multiple parties, as is the case with all RYCO products.
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