Balfour maintains foothold in Chinese market

Two units under production in Leven that are bound for China.
Two units under production in Leven that are bound for China.

PFAUDLER Balfour has succeeded in having its licensing agreement to export pressure vessels to China extended until 2016.

Part of Robbins & Myers’ Process and Flow Control Group in the UK, Pfaudler Balfour has maintained approval to this vital accreditation since 2004 – one of the few companies in its sector to do so.

The China Manufacturing License, issued by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China is an essential mandatory requirement for all manufacturers of pressure vessels wishing to exporting products to the country.

Ronald Black, quality manager at Pfaudler Balfour, explained: “With this important licence extension we can manufacture and export pressure vessels in wide-ranging materials of construction.”

He also confirmed that the licence covers Category III vessels of lower or medium pressure in the range of design pressure in a variety of sizes and designs.

Most recently, Pfaudler has exported five glass-lined vessels to China, as well as a carbon steel vessel as part of a modular build.

Eight more vessels are currently in production.