Quality Assurance Program
Universal AET maintains a formal quality management system (QMS) that is certified by Bureau Veritas Certification to the ISO 9001 QMS Standard. In addition, we maintain a specific quality program that meets the requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Universal holds the “U” and “UM” ASME Code certificates for pressure vessel fabrication, and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBIC) “R” certificate for pressure vessel repair.
- ISO 9001 QMS Standard
- ISO 9001 QMS Standard – UK
- BS EN ISO 9001:2008 European Standard
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers “U” Code Certificate
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers “UM” Code Certificate
- National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBIC) “NB” certificate
- National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBIC) “R” certificate
Awards for Excellence & Quality
Universal AET is a recipient of the General Motors Targets for Excellence award and the Solar Turbines Certified Supplier Award, and has passed numerous quality audits by customers, including companies such as Asea Brown Boveri, General Electric, Solar Turbines, GE Packaged Power, Transcontinental Gas Pipeline, Fairbanks-Morse, Northrop Grumman and Siemens.
Universal AET strives to continually improve processes and capabilities in its facilities. This is demonstrated in part through the receipt of other external certifications, which are subject to ongoing surveillance similar to ISO and ASME.
- Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) – Category QP3 that evaluates ability to perform surface preparation and protective coating application in a fixed shop facility
- Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NELMA) – Wood Products Manufacturing Facility per IPPC International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures and ISPM 15 for certified wood packaging materials
- American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) – Type Approval Program for Manufacturing Assessment to produce ABS assessed designs
- Universal UK, LTD, DNV Type Approval Certification