Outokumpu’s SMACC melt shop in Sheffield, UK and its quality systems have been assessed by Bureau Veritas and achieved a successful outcome. The unit has been confirmed to meet the requirements for the supply of source materials for use in the manufacture of items to be produced according to the French RCC-M Nuclear Code.
Outokumpu is able to supply stainless steel to all lifecycle phases - in new build, operations and decommisioning - within the nuclear industry. Outokumpu’s SMACC melt shop has earlier been certified by ASME. Its quality program has been verified according to the requirements of ASME III subsection NCA 3800 for a material organisation manufacturing source material for nuclear components.
Says John Beeley, General Manager of the melt shop in Sheffield, UK: ”I am very pleased that we are now able to supply stainless steel materials for the use of nuclear industry applications. We have a long history of producing stainless steel in Sheffield and this approval gives recognition that our processes and material quality meet the highest requirements.”