Stopson Italiana certificata ISO 9001:2015 in conformità con le nuove regole di Quality Management

Stopson Italiana ha appena ottenuto la nuova certificazione ISO 9001:2015.

La certificazione mette in luce la sensibilità del management di Stopson di perseguire nella politica di estrema ricerca della qualità, mantenendo costantemente aggiornati tutte le sue unità operative e assicurando ai clienti prestazioni sempre costanti, prodotti e servizi ad alto contenuto di ingegnerizzazione, ed un miglioramento continuo delle performance.
Crediamo fermamente nel lavoro di squadra – ha affermato il CEO di Stopson Italiana -, proprio per questo nell’adottare questa nuova certificazione possiamo fare in modo che le parti interessate come clienti, personale, fornitori, azionisti si sentano maggiormente coinvolte in obiettivi comuni”.
Definita dall’Organizzazione Internazionale per la Standardizzazione e fornita in Italia da ICIM SpA (Istituto di Certificazione Italiano per la Meccanica), ISO 9001 è uno standard che specifica i requisiti per un sistema di gestione in piena qualità. Seguendo le linee guida della normativa, le aziende mirano ad operare in un regime più efficiente, migliorando la soddisfazione del cliente e condividendo la cultura della qualità per il settore della meccanica industriale.

La nuova versione dello standard, ISO 9001: 2015, è appena stata lanciata, sostituendo la versione precedente (ISO 9001: 2008). Specifica i requisiti per un sistema di gestione della qualità quando un’organizzazione:

  • deve dimostrare la sua capacità di fornire costantemente prodotti e servizi che soddisfano i requisiti legali e normativi;
  • mira a migliorare la soddisfazione del cliente attraverso l’efficace applicazione del sistema.

La principale differenza con la certificazione precedente

Il cambiamento maggiormente rilevante è insito nella nuova struttura. La ISO 9001: 2015 segue la stessa linea generale degli altri standard del sistema di gestione ISO (noto anche come struttura di alto livello). Un’altra peculiarità è l’introduzione del pensiero basato sulla valutazione del rischio (risk-based thinking), dal momento che questa nuova versione gli conferisce maggiore risalto.

L’analisi contestuale come fulcro della nuova norma

Un altro importante elemento di novità riguardante la definizione di qualità riguarda l’identificazione del contesto in cui l’azienda opera. Il contesto dell’organizzazione viene analizzato considerando sia le questioni interne che quelle esterne che possono influire sugli obiettivi strategici e sulla pianificazione del QMS.
In effetti, la clausola 4 della ISO 9001:2015, menziona come l’organizzazione deve valutare se stessa e i vari elementi che influenzano il suo contesto. Tra questi la cultura, gli obiettivi, la complessità dei prodotti, il flusso di processi e delle informazioni, le dimensioni dell’organizzazione, i clienti, i mercati, ecc.
Il contesto interno riguarda il suo approccio alla governance, i suoi rapporti contrattuali con i clienti e le varie parti interessate.
Per determinare il contesto esterno è necessaria un’analisi più approfondita sull’ambiente sociale, tecnologico, etico, politico, legale ed economico.

Esempi di contesto esterno possono includere:

  • Regolamentazioni governative e cambiamenti nella legge
  • Turni economici nel mercato dell’organizzazione
  • Livello di concorrenza
  • Eventi che possono influire sulla reputazione aziendale
  • Cambiamenti nella tecnologia

I benefici in pillole:

La nuova versione ISO 9001: 2015 offre all’utente numerosi vantaggi. Tra gli altri:

  • Un’enfasi più rilevante sul coinvolgimento della leadership
  • Supporto in termini di gestione dei rischi e delle opportunità organizzative all’interno delle aziende
  • Struttura e linguaggio trasversali e multidisciplinari, utili per analizzare molteplici sistemi di gestione (business continuity, ambiente, salute e sicurezza, responsabilità sociale)
  • Una visione più approfondita dell’efficienza della supply chain
  • Un approccio più user-friendly nella progettazione del servizio

Scopri tutte le certificazioni di Stopson Italiana qui.

 

Stopson Italiana augura buon Natale e felice anno nuovo

Un altro importante anno è trascorso riconfermando un trend di crescita positivo per Stopson Italiana.

La leggera ripresa sia del prezzo del petrolio che della domanda generale fanno ben sperare in un futuro sempre più prosperoso.

Il 2017 è stato un anno di grandi investimenti per Stopson Italiana, dove sono state poste solide basi per la crescita futura degli anni a venire. L’acquisizione di nuovi tools di calcolo aumenteranno difatti le capacità interne di far fronte a progetti sempre più complessi; l’implementazione del sistema di gestione per la documentazione tecnica faciliterà un’ancor più pronta reattività nell’affrontare i clienti più esigenti e le specifiche di progetto. Non ultimo, il lancio del sistema ERP SAP B1 – previsto per gennaio 2018 – completerà il ventaglio delle risorse di Stopson Italiana, automatizzando alcuni processi aziendali ed ottimizzando il flusso di lavoro, nell’ottica di affrontare le prossime sfide in arrivo.

Stopson Italiana è grata per il continuo supporto e la fiducia dimostrata dai suoi clienti e partner. Un sincero augurio per un Buon Natale ed un prosperoso 2018!

Environmental Integrity and Low Emissions: Power-Gen relies on digital progress

Everything is ready for the 25th anniversary of Power-Gen, coming next June 27-29. Main focus: digital technologies and renewable energies.

“Making sense of power in Cologne 2017”. This is the payoff spotted for the Power-Gen Europe, international Oil & Gas event taking place in Cologne, next June 27-29.

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After a highly successful show in Milan, Power-Gen Europe moves to Cologne (Germany) the place where the transition is most meaningful.

In facts, the European power segment is re-defining itself, trying to align with the most complex features arisen by digital age. In order to attain the most prominent technological implementations onto the Power Generation scenario, three days of plenary sessions have been scheduled.

The purposes pertain to several areas:

  • Power Plant Technology
  • Distributed Power Generation
  • Renewable Sources
  • Energy Service Providers
  • Energy Utilities

 

Since its founding in 1993, the forum has been taken place annually at different locations. Attracting a worldwide audience, it is the industry’s premier event, resolved to discussing solutions for advancing Europe’s energy future. Hence Big Data and automation for the future of Power Generation. Relying on the variety of data collected during the power generation process, it will be soon possible to obtain new methods to support better decision and optimized operations.

Featuring the leading suppliers, sub-suppliers, service providers and end-users across the entire value chain, the trade-show encapsulates all aspects of today’s centralised and distributed power generation sector.


Workshops:

#1 | DEVELOPING A SECURE AND AFFORDABLE GAS MARKET

28 June 2017 – 09:00-12:30

Europe’s future energy security will be greatly enhanced by a robust, efficient and competitive gas system. The workshop will face the challenges and risks concerning the development of a secure and affordable European gas market.

 

#2 | CARBON EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT

28 June 2017 – 14:00-17:30

Efficient emissions management reduces energy and consequential costs, and increases corporate reputation and environmental integrity. This workshop provides an independent and objective assessment of emissions management from both a market and policy perspective.


 

The PowerGen Europe
Tuesday, 27 June / Thursday, 29 June
Cologne – Germany

 

Stopson Italiana exhibits at Power-Gen Europe in Cologne

After its last attendance to Power-Gen Asia in Seoul, Stopson Italiana will fly to Cologne for the 25th Anniversary of the trade show.

For all those attending, Stopson Italiana will make available its technical expertise to support any demanding requirements to develop new sound-proofing and noise abatement solutions in the Power Industry.

Celebrating 25 years of history, POWER-GEN represents the leading force in delivering a platform for the power industry to meet, share information and discuss about new progress in applied technologies for the growth of energy’s future.

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 Attracting over 8,300 delegates and attendees from more than 85 countries, Power-Gen Europe represents the industry’s premier conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy and transmission and distribution industries.
This year marks a new format for POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe, with the decision to run our popular Keynote and Plenary sessions on the first day as opposed to splitting them over 2 days. The conferences provided will cover Hydropower, Finance and Energy Storage.
As a well-established knowledge base for the power industry, the aim of the exhibition will be connecting professionals engaged in Europe’s energy change, identifying opportunities for innovation, and business development across the sectors.
Since 1965 Stopson Italiana has been considered one of the largest provider of noise control solutions such as silencers, enclosures, vent equipment and test facilities for any industrial applications.

Power-Gen Europe 2017 will take place in Cologne (Germany), June 27-29, and Stopson Italiana will be exhibiting at Hall #8 – Booth J33.

China welcomes private oil-gas investment

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Domination of the Chinese oil and gas business by state-owned companies will be weakened under reforms announced by the State Council (cabinet).

The sketchily described reforms would allow participation in oil and gas development by “eligible enterprises.”

According to Xinhua, the official news agency, “The prime goal of mixed-ownership reform is to create a flexible and efficient market-oriented mechanism with the incorporation of private shareholders to improve the management of state-owned companies.”

The government now restricts exploration and development rights largely to China National Petroleum Corp., China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec), China National Offshore Oil Corp., and Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Co. Ltd.

Xinhua said the reform plan calls for “reshuffling of the oil and gas industry based on work specialization.” Engineering companies and oil and gas equipment manufacturers, for example, will be encouraged to work as independent enterprises, it said.

State-owned oil and gas companies, according to the plan, should “keep fit to stay healthy” and cease running social services.

The reform plan encourages natural gas companies to separate gas sales from pipeline transportation and allows private investment in oil and gas storage facilities.

Stopson Italiana delivers Vent Silencers for Refinery and Petrochemical Projects in Russia

EAC certified vent silencers successfully supplied for Oil & Gas projects in Moscow and Kingisepp

Stopson Italiana has recently completed delivery of 10 silencers to be installed at Combined Oil Refinery Unit (CORU), in the Moscow Refinery and 9 vent silencers to be installed at the new Ammonia plant under construction in Kingisepp, Russia, according to the data below:

  • C.O.R.U. Project – no. 10 SPM and PSP vent silencers for the Combined Oil Refinery Unit, with flow rates from 0,4 to 46 t/h. Temperatures from 150 °C to 450 °C, noise levels 80 dB(A) @ 1 m.
  • Kingisepp Project – No. 9 SPM vent silencers for the Ammonia plant, i.e. Steam and CO2 with flow rates from 1 to 130 t/h. Temperatures from 110 °C to 515 °C, noise level 85-110 dB(A) @ 1 m.

9 SPM Vent Silencers Ammonia PlantAll silencers have engineered according to the highly demanding EPC and end user’s technical specifications. They have been manufactured in Italy in special materials, including stainless steel for internal components, and certified in accordance with EAC TR CU 010 standards for Russian market.

Stopson’s Vent Silencers can be installed downstream any device acting as a link between a container of pressurized gaseous fluid and the atmosphere. The vent silencer can also provide high or low back pressure relief for the system ensuring proper operation.

SPM Vent Silencers, used for higher flows and back pressure, are based on a combined reactive and absorptive principle for noise reduction. The gases expand to atmospheric pressure through a perforated diffuser, providing a first important step in attenuation. The flow evolves into a sound-absorbing lining section to further contribute to reach required noise residual level.

PSP Vent Silencers, used for lower flows and back-pressures, feature an expansion chamber upstream the final absorptive section with no diffuser at the inlet.

A special sound-proofed weather hood is finally heading flow and noise upward, while delivering an effective rain protection and drainage.

Vent silencers can be reactive, absorptive or combined type depending on applications and required attenuation, which can reach as much as 75 dB(A).

Typical Applications for vent silencers are:

  • Safety Valve (PSV)
  • Relief valve (PRV)
  • Control valve
  • Ejector
  • Start up valve
  • Snort-valve
  • Flash and Blow Down Tanks

How Industrial Silencers work in HVAC systems

Crucial factors to take in account when silencers have to be installed in HVAC plants.

One of the most frequent application of soundproofing technology (like Acoustic Louvers and Intake Silencers) encompasses definitely the installation on HVAC plants. These installations release sound emission into the environment, often exceeding the allowed thresholds.

That’s because of the noise created by airflow produced by motors or fan. In other cases, the sound waves tend to break out through the walls of the ductwork and spill out into a room. Often, the noise travels the length of the ductwork and spill out the mouth at the vent.

Acoustic EnclosuresAccording to their functions, these machines are arranged in outdoor places, like courtyards and terraces. Hence, the first step is to evaluate the area in which the HVAC systems should be set. That means an accurate mapping process of noise propagation, including ventilation of buildings, enclosures, and equipment rooms. Integration of noise control measures such as silencers and louvers, into the system design requires careful consideration of space constraints, fan selection and aerodynamic pressure losses.

The need is, one one hand, to reduce the noise generated by air or gas flow. On the other, to avoid of compromising the air or gas flow itself, with keeping the pressure drop as low as possible too. For these reason the Stopson Acoustic Louvers, Intake Silencers and Acoustic Enclosures can be considered suitable for these multiple industrial applications. The silencers can be added on the ventilation circuit and combined with the machine, in order to completely acoustically isolate it in any direction.

The HVAC silencers are an excellent choice for applications requiring maximum insertion loss (noise reduction), low static pressure drop, low maintenance, and quick delivery. Stopson’s offer encompasses the design and engineering assistance to integrate the HVAC system with its attenuators. Both ready-made silencers and custom built solutions are offered. The benefits are: durability, surface finishing, ease to operate.

Stopson Italiana exhibits at GasTech 2017 

After the attendance at Offshore Mediterranean Conference (Ravenna), Stopson Italiana is flying to Tokyo for GasTech 2017.

A continuous improvements in Manufacturing and a set of Soundproofing Solutions for Oil & Gas and Power Generation industries. The last technological innovation in Noise Control will be presented within GasTech, the world’s leading gas and LNG conference and exhibition. 

Gastech will be in its 29th edition and 45th year when it arrives at the Makuhari Messe Chiba in Tokyo, Japan from 4 to 7 April 2017. The event will be hosted by the Japan Gastech Consortium made up of Japan’s top 10 natural gas and LNG companies.

Connecting 22000 technical innovators with commercial experts, the conference will draw 2000 conference delegates while its B2B exhibition will provide a platform for over 500 international exhibitors. Its many features and dedicated business networking programmes will also gather over 250 C-level and ministerial VIPs, 150 senior leaders who champion workforce diversity, as well as 250 young energy professionals.

 

GasTech in numbers:

  • 25,000+ visitors
  • 600+ exhibitors
  • 8 country pavilions
  • 4 dedicated Exhibition Zones
  • 2 Product Showcase Theatres
  • dedicated networking zones

Online networking | features and attendees from all sectors | upstream / midstream / downstream

Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability: the OMC 2017 turns toward “green” policies

Trade show and scientific roundtables: the Offshore Mediterranean Conference will host more than 1,300 delegates and 650 international exhibitors

Rome – From transition to a low carbon economy, to the role of the Mediterranean as a gas hub.

To meet the growing demand for energy of the future (+ 30% to 2035) the representatives of the Mediterranean countries together with some of the highest levels of the oil & gas industry will meet within the International Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC), the biennial conference and trade show dedicated to the upstream operator that will be held in Ravenna, next March 29-31. The thirteenth edition of the OMC 2017, has been presented last week in the Ministry of Economic Development in Rome. The main focus of the opening session held by Minister Carlo Calenda (March 29, 10.30am) will be titled “Transition to a sustainable energy mix: the contribution of oil and gas“. The plenary conference will be also attended by the Ministers of Energy of Egypt, Iraq, Cyprus, Lebanon and Greece, together with Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, and Edison, Marc Benayoum.

This event will represent an important opportunity to compare the energy and climate policies of the Mediterranean countries. But also a workshop for summarizing the different contribution that the main players could give in in order to achieve sustainability’ objectives“.

In this regard – argued General Director for Environmental Safety Activities’ mineral and energy of Mise, Franco TerlizzeseItaly is finalizing the update of the climate and energy strategy, which will result within the “SEN” (National Energetic Strategy) in 2017, as a tool to define primary action and manage the key role of the energy sector in the context of sustainable growth. All these components will take into account the European objectives of the Clean Energy Package, aiming to sight targets always more challenging“.

The Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition, the main showcase oil and gas in the Mediterranean basin, which will see the participation of over 1,300 delegates, representatives of producer countries not only in the Mediterranean but also Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Within a ​​30 thousand square meters area will be hosted 650 exhibitors from 30 countries, the presence of all the major European oil company of North Africa and Middle East.

Started in 1993 as a regional event, in its more than 20 years of activity OMC has experienced a remarkable growth in terms of attendance figures, exhibiting companies and conference quality, achieving an international status. It is now worldwide recognized as a key event within the Oil & Gas sector, the Offshore Industry and the related services.

 

Main topics:

 

  • Drilling and Completions
  • Exploration & Production
  • Marine Equipment & Services
  • Reservoir Description and Dynamic
  • Platforms (Fixed & Floating)
  • Safety, Environmental Protection & Regulatory Services
  • Management & Information Technology
  • Pumps & Compressors
  • Power Supply
  • Tubulars & Piping
  • Valves & Actuators
  • Process Equipment &Services
  • Corrosion & Control
  • Transportation & Communication

 

Technology Keywords:

  • 02002 Industrial Manufacture
  • 02003 Process control and logistics
  • 02004 Plant Design and Maintenance
  • 02007 Materials Technology
  • 03002 Process Plant Engineering
  • 03008 Mining Technologies
  • 10002 Environment Market Keywords
  • 06001 Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • 06004 Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOI)
  • 06007 Other Energy
  • 08001 Chemicals and Materials
  • 08002 Industrial Automation
  • 08004 Pollution and Recycling Related

 

Stopson Italiana will exhibit at OMC 2017 and Gastech 2017

Two among the largest International Trade Show for Oil & Gas industry
Stopson will present its products of technological excellence within the Offshore Mediterranean Exhibition & Conference (Ravenna, IT), and Gastech (Tokyo). Two events that will bring together hundreds of companies and organizations from worldwide.
For all those attending, Stopson Italiana will make available its technical expertise to support any demanding requirements to develop new sound-proofing solutions in the Power Generation Industry and Oil & Gas.

Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC)
29-31 March 2017 | Ravenna ITALY

Gastech 2017
4-7 April 2017 | Chiba-Tokyo