Newsletter TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o.

Dear business partners,
 
Let me take this opportunity to wish you, on behalf of all my colleagues, good health, happiness and success in the coming year and express our sincere thanks you for your kind co-operation.
 
We really appreciate your loyalty which (as you can read further bellow) with some of our clients spans over decades. At this point, I would also like to emphasise, that in case of any inquiry or remark, you can contact me personally at info@tuev-nord.cz.

Also this year, we follow our target to continuously improve our services. We have expanded our accreditations and have contracted a new colleague for a position of the Director of Technical Inspections.

You will find more information on this matter in this edition of our quarterly newsletter. 


 
Let me wish you pleasant moments while reading it.
Kind regards,
Jan Weinfurt, Managing Director

Looking back to the fourth quarter 

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A successful seminar on ASME B&PV Code took place at the International Engineering Fair

Our company TÜV NORD Czech participated at the 56th International Engineering Fair at Brno on October 2nd, 2014, presenting the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, a flag-ship topic at which our experts occupy the forefront in the Czech Republic. A transcript of the interview held after the lecture with one of the lecturers, Ing. Mojmír Srnec for Elektrika.tv is available at here.

In case of any inquiries please, contact Ing. David Duba. You can follow updated terms of ASME trainings at www stránkách, or contact directly Mrs. Simona Havránková at havrankova@tuev-nord.cz.


TÜV NORD Czech was a partner of the ECNDT (European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing)

TÜV NORD Czech became a bronze partner of the 11th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT), which took place October 6 – 10, 2014 in Prague.
The conference was organised by the Czech Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ČNDT).  Its aim is to promote the development and application of non-destructive testing (NDT) by putting together experts, providing information service and facilitating information on new testing technologies and modern instrumentation.
In the area of NDT (non-destructive testing) TÜV NORD Czech offers following services:

  • certifications of NDT personnel
  • non-destructive testing of metal products and welds: radiographic testing (RT), liquid penetrant testing (PT), magnetic testing (MT), ultrasonic testing (UT)

We encourage you to contact Ing. David Duba at duba@tuev-nord.cz
should you be interested in receiving more specific information regarding the certification of NDT personnel.
We encourage you to contact RNDr. Alice Kotlánová (
laboratore@tuev-nord.cz), a Head of Testing Laboratories should you be interested in non-destructive testing. (Laboratories at the same time also provide mechanical, metallographic and chemical testing of metal products).


20 years after handover of the first certificate to the ŠKODA AUTO Company 

At the beginning of 1994 our company, then known as RWTÜV, issued a quality system management certificate in accordance with EN ISO 9002:1987  to the first organizational unit ŠKODA AUTO in Mladá Boleslav (after the certification audit conducted towards the end of 1993 had been successfully completed). It was one of the pioneer certifications, which has significantly directed our company towards the certification of the automotive industry – in particular, to the area of production of passenger vehicles.
More information and photo coverage from the formal signature of the audit report that took place in November 2014 in the presence of members of the board is available here in our press releases.


TÜV NORD Czech participated at the All for Power conference

Ing. Daniel Jarchovský, a newly appointed Director of Technical Inspections (see News for more information) had a lecture entitled “Quality in the nuclear energy” (focused on quality and significance of third parties involved in the production of components) at the conference which took place November 27 – 28, 2014. More than 250 experts (operators of energetic sources, investors and   suppliers of products and services for energetics) participated at the 9th conference organized by AF POWER agency a.s., a publisher of the All for Power magazine, an operator of the information portal www.allforpower.cz. You can find a portfolio of services provided by TÜV NORD Czech in the area of nuclear energetics here


A new seminar was focused on forthcoming termination of validity of GOST certificates (March 15, 2015)

A new seminar on Changes in the GOST certification system, transition to a new certification system and the certification in accordance with new Technical regulations of the Customs Union took place on December 8, 2014. The main target of the seminar was to focus on forthcoming termination of validity of certificates, and also to clarify new requirements of the certification system of the Customs Union, based on valid Technical regulations of the Customs Union.
In connection with transition to new GOST process standards our company provides performance of mechanical and metallographic testing in accordance with Russian GOST standards necessary for these products if supplied to given countries. For further information, please, send your inquiry to 
laboratore@tuev-nord.cz or contact us at 545 110 120-2.


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Product certification (COV) has defended its accreditation in accordance with a new standard

A successful accreditation conducted by Czech Accreditation Institute (ČIA) was performed in December 2014 in the certification body that provides product certifications (COV) 3170, including a transition to a new accredited standard and set-up of a system (preparation of a new quality manual and arrangement of output documents and certificates), in accordance with a new standard for accreditation of bodies providing product certifications, processes and services in accordance with ČSN EN ISO/IEC 17065.
Product certification (COV) has proved its qualification for next 5 (five) years or areas listed below:

  • solid fuels and solid biofuels (pellets and briquettes in particular) 
  • welding process in accordance with the ČSN EN ISO 3834 series of standards
  • certification of translation services
  • certification of GMP in production of cosmetics 
  • construction metal building parts 

A surveillance audit of Metal constructions in accordance with the ČSN EN 1090 series of standards was included into this process.

Should you be interested in more detailed information, go to here

 


A newly appointed Director of Technical Inspections 

Ing. Daniel Jarchovský was appointed as the Director of Technical Inspections as of January 1, 2015. Mr. Jarchovský is an expert and the manager, who dedicated all his professional life to the area of inspection activities, evaluation of safety and a quality management. He spent 11 years in the State Office for Nuclear Safety (Státní úřad pro jadernou bezpečnost – SÚJB). He resumes his post as a Director in TÜV NORD Czech after 7 years during which he worked in ČEZ company, in particular at the position of Director of Quality and System Management.
 
During his employment in TÜV NORD Czech in 2001-2007 he was responsible for establishment of AO 248 (NB1221), successful authorisations and notifications for pressure vessels 97/23/ES, transportable pressure vessels 2010/35/EU, lifts 95/16/ES and equipment in accordance with the decree No. 309/205 Sb. issued by the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SÚJB), and acquisition of necessary supporting accreditations from the Czech Accreditation Institute (ČIA).
 
Mr. Jarchovský is an internationally respected expert in the area of nuclear safety and a quality management in the nuclear industry. 
 
Ing. Jaroslav Chvosta, a previous Director of Technical Inspections will return to his previous position as a Head of the Pilsen (Plzeň) Office. During his tenure as a Director of Technical Inspections, Mr. Chvosta has contributed to the development of new services and stabilization of the whole department which resulted in a positive 2014 outcome. Back in Pilsen office, he will face one of the most important challenges of our company, to increase a professional qualification of this office in order to meet all requirements of our customers in this region.


2015 – A year of change in standards for solid biofuels

We would like to inform you, that this year 2015 is a breakthrough with respect to the standards for solid biofuels.
European standards are being changed into international standards, marked EN ISO with a scope of validity covering countries with implemented systems of ISO and EN standards; it means that quality of solid biofuels in accordance with these standards will be demanded worldwide. From this point of view, it is suitable to renew issued certificates, since the validity of the ČSN EN 14961 standard has expired in all the items. 
A list of new standards is available here.
Currently, we are preparing a seminar entitled Requirements and testing of solid biofuels. Should you be interested in receiving terms and the program, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will gladly respond to all your inquiries at kotlanova@tuev-nord.cz.


Trainings scheduled for the first quarter

27. 1. 2015 IRIS – Internal Auditor, Prague, Ing. Kopec
3. 2. 2015 Revision of the ISO 9001:2015 standard, Brno, Ing. Kopec
18. 2. 2015 Machinery safety, Brno, Ing. Parchaňský
 
březen 2015 Internal Auditor ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Hradec Králové, Ing. Rain, Dr. Skalík
březen 2015 ISO 5001 - a system of energetic management, Prague, Ing. Matušinský
březen 2015 Statistical methods and instruments (Core Tools – APQP, FMEA, PPAP, SPC, Prague, Ing. Ohlídal)



In case of inquiries, please, do not hesitate to contact:
Mrs. Simona Havránková (havrankova@tuev-nord.cz) or 
Mr. Jiří Purm (purm@tuev-nord.cz).

 
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