ENGINEERING & QHSE

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Design & Calculation

Our experience and broad product range enable us to provide high quality solutions and services for the benefit of our customers.
All expansion joints are engineered specifically to suit the customers project and to solve the expansion problem.

To meet the expectations of high safety, engineering must be supported by reliable and verified calculations. We calculate therefore according to the latest design codes, recognised by international classification associations. The required solutions can be supplied with CE-marking in compliance with the Pressure Equipment Directive (2014/68/EC).

DESIGN

Our design process includes the following:

  • Design standards: EN 13445, EN 13480, EN 14917, PED 2014/68/EC, ASME VIII, Div. I, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.1, AD 2000 or EJMA
  • CAD Drawings
  • 3D Modelling
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Technical consulting on optimal solutions in regards to design, application, locations in the pipe system and installation requirements.
  • Calculation software: BelMaker®, OMTECH and ANSYS

DESIGN

Our design process includes the following:

  • Design standards: EN 13445, EN 13480, EN 14917, PED 2014/68/EC, ASME VIII, Div. I, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.1, AD 2000 or EJMA
  • CAD Drawings
  • 3D Modelling
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Technical consulting on optimal solutions in regards to design, application,
    locations in the pipe system and installation requirements.
  • Calculation software: BelMaker®, OMTECH and ANSYS

VALIDATION OF DESIGN

In certain situations, it is not immediately possible to validate the pressurised integrity of a construction by means of the analytical formulas specified in the applied design standards. For example, the geometrical complexity of the construction or the need for a further optimisation of the design could mean that the analytical formulas cannot be applied. In such situations, Belman can verify the integrity of the construction by means of complex Finite Element Analyses.

For this purpose, we use ANSYS® and the validation is carried out according to the terms of the specified design standard. The results of the analysis are often used internally for optimisation of the construction, but as an additional service Belman can prepare an evaluation report as part of the technical documentation package.

The software used by Belman is tested and validated through close co-operation with reputable institutions such as DNV-GL and TÜV who also use this software regionally.

THROUGH UNIQUE ENGINEERING, WE MEET CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS

OUR RESPONSIVENESS, YOUR BENEFIT

The solutions are developed in accordance with the submitted specifications and in close interaction with our clients, producing results which offer the optimal balance between performance and cost. We pride ourselves on the fast response to customer requests, especially in critical situations that call for the urgent replacement of expansion joints.

OUR RESPONSIVENESS, YOUR BENEFIT

The solutions are developed in accordance with the submitted specifications and in close interaction with our clients, producing results which offer the optimal balance between performance and cost. We pride ourselves on the fast response to customer requests, especially in critical situations that call for the urgent replacement of expansion joints.

QHSE

The focus on quality has always been a central part of the Group’s mission. We strive to provide services of consistently high quality that fully meet the expectations of our customers. Implementation and adherence to recognised quality assurance systems ensures that all processes have been accurately performed – starting from the initial review of the submitted specifications to their design, manufacturing, testing and documentation in accordance with the customers’ requirements. The accreditations and certificates we possess enable us to shorten lead times and optimise resources by performing testing and inspection procedures in-house.

CERTIFICATES

Company approvals

  • EN ISO 9001:2008
  • Pressure Equipment Directive
    2014/68/EU (PED 97/23/EC) Module H
  • EN ISO 3834-2
  • AD 2000 Merkblatt HP0
  • TR CU 032/2013 (GOST-R)
  • Declaration of conformity (Russian Rostechnadzor)
  • Mark transfer approval within
    EN 10204 3.1.B PED/AD-M W
  • DNV-GL type approvals
  • Bureau Veritas type approval
  • LPG/LNG standard type approvals for
    LR, BV, DNV-GL, ABS and KRS
  • EHEDG

DOCUMENTATION

Not only does Belman concentrate on the quality and finish of its products, the same careful attention is also applied to the associated documentation.

Belman has developed its own special software which manages the material traceability on each project. It is also integrated with our design software to ensure the integrity of all materials used against the design code. Documentation is provided with every project. As we are able to execute tests and inspections in-house, our documentation is generated quickly and depending on the client’s request, documentation can be supplied with the goods or sent separately. This ability to quickly generate documents ensures that no time is lost when our products arrive at the destination, allowing the installation to be immediately executed with the absolute minimum downtime.
Due to our strength in document management, we are repeatedly chosen by clients. For our expansion joints and customised solutions, we can provide the complete documentation packages needed. Documentary requirements are determined by the project specifications, the application and the customer, industry and design code.

Some projects require just a few certificates while other projects, such as those for e.g. the nuclear power industry, require thousands of pages of documentation. No matter what the requirements may be, Belman has the experience to ensure compliance.

 

This documentation includes among others:

  • Calculations
    As standard we provide bellow calculations and, in addition to that, we can provide calculations on all other parts of the expansion joints via various methods like stress analysis (FEA) etc.
  • Welding documentation
    According to 15600 series (PED), AD 2000, ASME IX and welding qualifications such as EN/ISO 9606, EN/ISO 14732, AD2000, ASME IX.
  • Other documentation
    We provide any other documentation such as: Inspection certificate, material certificates according to EN 10204 3.1, DoC – Declaration of Conformity, CoC – Certificate of Conformity,
    ITP – Inspection and Test Plan, measuring report, paint report incl. data sheets etc.
  • 3rd Party authorities:
    We cooperate with many 3rd parties like; Lloyds register, RINA, CCS, Bureau Veritas and many others.

QHSE

We work under strict regulatory requirements and in accordance
with EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.

QHSE

We work under strict regulatory requirements and in accordance
with EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.

QHSE POLICIES

QUALITY RESPONSIBILITY (POLICY)
Belmans basic principle is that customers should be able to trust us and our products.
Quality assurance is a prerequisite for Belmans continued development and a key reason why customers choose Belmans products.

QUALITY OBJECTIVE – We are responsible for

  • Quality being an integral part of the Belman culture and operation
  • Complying with Customer’s quality requirements and – whenever possible – exceed them.
  • Management based on the principle of “zero defects” at each step in our process.
  • The purpose of the development work being to create products that meet customer expectations in the best way, with production in accordance with the principle of “zero defects”
  • Training employees in quality issues and taking an active and responsible involvement in the aim of achieving continuous improvement
  • Ensuring that, amongst initiatives to protect people and the environment, quality issues are given top priority when there is an error or when there is a risk of an error occurring.
  • Ensuring that the quality of the supplier’s work is assessed before an agreement is signed and regularly evaluating how the supplier meets the requirements.
  • Regularly evaluating and documenting how the market and individual customers perceive the quality of Belman’s products and services and respond quickly to the results of these evaluations.

Quality Targets
Belman A/S has established quality targets for constantly meeting the quality policy and quality objectives.

  • On Time Delivery. The monitoring of results in terms of “Zero defects” and “On Time” delivery are our main target parameters for evaluating our performance with regards to how reliably our customers can depend on us and on our products. The target for timely delivery is an OTD of 97%
  • Zero Errors. A product error rate of max. 500 ppm (Parts Per Millon) and warranty handling time of max. 15 working days achieved through Belman’s “zero defect” philosophy, where Belman will work systematically using a “5 why analysis”.
  • ISO9001:2015. Belman’s goal is to be certified acc. to ISO9001:2015 in 2018.
  • Quality Approved Suppliers. Belman will ensure product quality by purchasing critical components and services solely from approved key suppliers that are evaluated once a year.
  • Satisfied Customers. Belman conducts a customer satisfaction survey every second year in order to measure the customer’s satisfaction level and to act on any deviations. With this survey Belman also measure satisfaction with our sales organization. Belmans target is that the average of all replies attains a score of 6 (on the scale from 7 to 1, where 7 is the highest). The target is also that the NPS is +70.

 

ENVIROMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY (POLICY)
Belman’s activities are characterized by the efficient use of water, raw materials and other natural resources. Waste products are to a large extent recovered in an efficient manner. Belman has a holistic view of the environment which guides both product development work and the choice of materials, logistics, product function and final recycling.

Environmental objective – We are responsible for

  • Working with ongoing improvements, preventive as well as systematic with regards to the environment
  • Educating and informing employees on environmental matters and involving them in our quest for continuous improvement.
  • Comfortably abiding with and where possible surpassing environmental legislation
  • Minimizing waste and discharge from production plants and other activities.
  • The prevention of accidents, uncontrolled emissions and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Offering high quality energy efficient products and solutions that contribute to reduced climatic impact.
  • Complying with environmental aspects and social responsibility when we choose suppliers, contractors and logistics partners
  • Through risk analyses, education and other preventive measures, we ensure that employees perform their tasks in a safe and healthy manner.
  • Belman documents our development in the area of sustainability openly and objectively.
  • To inspire our employees to protect the external environment by creating “almost harm” and thereby preventing environmental accidents.

Environmental Targets
Belman works with ongoing improvements, preventive as well as systematic within the field of the environment and sets high but achievable targets for the area.

  • ISO14001:2015. Belman’s target is to be certified acc. to ISO14001:2015 in 2019.
  • Substitution of Chemicals. For the production of bellows, Belman needs to use a range of chemical substances. The EU’s chemicals legislation REACH now states that some chemicals are now prohibited from use. In addition, Belman has a list of substances in use, some of which are undesirable. Though, it is still legally permitted to use all substances on this list, some of these substances may be considered harmful. Therefore, Belman has chosen to phase out or try to phase out those which are potentially the most harmful to health. Belman’s target is that at least 2 chemicals per year should be substituted. This will be achieved through the evaluation of the chemicals and their effects.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT RESPONSIBILITY (POLICY)

  • Belman is working towards ISO45001 certification as it is important to offer attractive jobs where the working environment, well-being and lifelong development are paramount.
  • We ensure job satisfaction and a safe working environment for our employees. The objective is zero accidents at work. We are working to prevent ergonomic issues and monitor processes and material development to minimize the consumption of substances detrimental to the working environment.
  • We work continually to improve our services, production machinery and production processes in relation to quality, environmental impact and working environment – and, of course, complying with existing environmental and working environment legislation.

WORKING ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVE – We are responsible for

  • Ensuring our employees are well cared for and enjoy a safe work environment.
  • Comfortably meeting the laws concerning the working environment and where possible surpassing their requirements.
  • Improving our services, production facilities and production processes in relation to our work environment.

The objective is zero accidents. We are working to prevent ergonomic problems and we monitor the process and materials development to minimize the consumption of environmentally harmful substances in the work place.

Working Environmental Targets
Ergonomics. We work towards the achievement of the environment certification according to ISO45001. This focuses on all of our employees having good working conditions and that is why, we are working on improving our ergonomic conditions in the areas of:

  • Work regarding the handling and lifting boxes
  • Provision of adjustable work places in the form of chairs and tables so that strain from lifting is limited
  • Optimization of lighting conditions, since working with printed circuit boards requires the highest light intensity
  • Rotating work tasks so that repetitive and monotonous work is avoided
  • Thorough instruction of employees

Zero accidents at work. We do not accept accidents and zero accidents is always our ambition. We avoid accidents through prevention, working carefully and being responsible. We urge our employees to use our system for reducing accidents so as to ensure zero accidents occur.

We comply with working environment legislation. We comply with applicable legislation and other relevant requirements and we commit ourselves to ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for all of our employees.

We plan the work carefully. We consider good planning and careful preparation as a contributory prerequisite for a good working environment. We include working environment aspects already at the project design stage and in the choice of methodology. In everyday working life, we make sure that our work places are neat, tidy and systematically equipped.

We continually improve the working environment. We are committed to continually improving the working environment and expect that all managers and employees take responsibility and learn from their own and others’ experiences. In the daily work we have a focus on improving the individual tasks and the working environment.

Working environment is a management task. All of our managers are responsible for the working environment and make an active effort to ensure a good and safe working environment in our work places. Therefore, we also measure our managers’ efforts in relation to the working environment and on the working environment in their area of responsibility.

We are all responsible for the working environment. All employees are obliged to be aware of their own and their colleagues’ working environment and to intervene if they find unsatisfactory working conditions.

We focus on well-being. We want to help people in relation to improving their health and their well-being, both physically and mentally. Absence from work is recorded and we have a target at max. 2,5 % absence due to illness.
Employees with a high rate of absence due to sickness are invited for an interview concerning their well-being at work.

INFLUENTIAL PROVIDER

Belman is a member of the association EURO-QUALIFLEX, and, on behalf of the Danish Standards Foundation we participate in the European Technical Committee for EN14917, regulating the calculation, design and manufacturing of steel expansion joints and bellows.

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