Subject of Business:
Hydraulic research and development
Experimental research - measurement in test laboratories and on testing stands:
Activity of the AZL SIGMA has taken up with years 1997 – 1999, when this body was established for the first time within the frame of the “SIGMA GROUP a.s.” At present, this activity has been renewed, however, in another juridical background in the Russian Federation (RF).
Activity of the Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) consists of execution of certification tests of pumps, pump sets, valves and fittings and pumping stations on conformity with safety requirements of regulations and standards of the Russian Federation in two sections. On the one hand, in the GOST R certification system for current industrial and consumer’s market segment, and on the other hand, in the system of deliveries for nuclear and power supply machinery (System of Nuclear Safety - SNS).
All activities of the ATL within the frame of the “SIGMA GROUP a.s.” have been provided by the “SIGMA Výzkumný a vývojový ústav, s.r.o. (SVVÚ)”. As a result of the ATL activities there are “testing records”, on the basis of which the Certificate of compliance” is made out by the respective Russian Authority, which is the necessary and basic document for import of products to the RF.
In case of current assortment of pumping technologies (the GOST R system) there is the Certification Body “NASTSCHOL”, the owner of the direct licence of the “GOSGORTECHNADZOR”. Relate to the System of Nuclear Safety (the SNS system), there is the “ATOMSERTIFIKA” Authority.
The “ATL SIGMA” working is possible on the basis of two certificates (for the GOST R and the SNS systems) having been issued by the competent authorities of the RF. These certificates drawing and making-out had required demanding preliminary works that were finished by the inspection audit. These granted certificates have qualified the ATL SIGMA for their activities for another three years, that is, till the year 2005.
Since the complement of the accreditation system, the works in the ATL have started running hopefully, and besides the activities in the sphere of product’s certification they have included the consultancy and advisory spheres. An example of this is the ATL participation in arrangement of certification of deliveries of the “ALSTOM Power Company” for a steam-gas power station in Moscow.