There is a world of difference between a product that meets standards and one that originates from an unkown quality source without technical support or back up.
With so many products available that don’t have Approvals, we think it is important that the customer has confidence in the products and can clearly distinguish between cheap imported products without any verification and independently tested quality products.
Ask yourself why many of these companies don’t provide products that have WRAS approval, for example. It is expensive to fit a product twice. Meeting the requirements of standards demonstrates Delta Flowtech’s committment to invest in maintaining quality standards and integrity.
Delta Flowtech products are manufactured to the system ISO 9001 for its organisation-wide Quality Management System.
Delta Flowtech products meet stringent independent tests and Approvals, such as WRAS for water meters. Our heat meters for example are Measuring Instrument Directive Approved (MID).
Meeting the requirements of standards demonstrates Delta Flowtech’s commitment to driving continuous quality improvement through the implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS) across the whole organisation.
This commitment is underpinned by our strategic quality objectives:
- Use the QMS as a tool to measure, monitor and implement best practice outcomes across the organisation.
- Manage continuous improvement through the monitoring and measurement of Key Performance Indicators across the supply chain
MID Approved Meters
Approvals are a vital part of product quality and integrity. With so many products being imported and sold without any kind of audit, it is more important than ever that a customer can differentiate between professional companies who will undertake independent and expensive approvals and those that do not.
This is one of the most critical tests for water meters and is a normal requirement when specifying products to be used for drinking applications. We have undertaken this approval which is intended to assess the suitability of the products with drinking quality water that are to be used within the Water Regulations. Both a material and mechanical test are undertaken to ensure compliance. Materials used be WRAS Approved materials. We know from experience that most imported water meters are not made from WRAS Approved materials and are certainly not approved. For more details see www.wras.co.uk.
MID MEASURING INSTRUMENT DIRECTIVE.
The primary aim of this Directive is to create a European wide standard for measuring instruments so that consistent quality and accuracy of products is achieved to enable consumers to have confidence in the products they are using, especially as these are often used for billing purposes. This is covered within the EU Declaration of Conformity (Directive on Measuring Instruments 2004/22/EU) which is where the products are audited and declared to meet such standards. The current water meter standard is ISO 4064-1:2005 and the MID Approvals will ultimately replace this.