Tufcot has a number of important accreditations and memberships to ensure that we can offer our customers the absolute best in both quality and service.

DNV Approved

We developed our in-house testing facilities to become a DNV type approved supplier of Rudder and Rudder Pintle bearings for our grade T100 Marine material.

We have also recently achieved DNV approval for Propeller Shaft Bearings.

Our material is suitably equipped to deal with harsh conditions posed by the marine environment.

To obtain DNV approval, our manufacturing processes had to comply with DNV’s classification rules and further relevant standards. This was done during a test program supervised by a DNV surveyor.

Obtaining this certification allows our customers to have confidence in Tufcot and our grade T100 Marine material.

Lloyds Approved

Tufcot has invested heavily in order to achieve Lloyds approvals for the Marine sector.

Tufcot is an approved supplier of Rudder and Rudder Pintle bearings, as well as Water Lubricated Stern Tube Bearing, via the Lloyds Register for our grade T100 Marine.

Now Tufcot has this accreditation it will allow our current and new customers to have the confidence to promote the Tufcot material as a material that has achieved accreditation status.

Below are some of the key benefits that the accreditation will bring:

  • Test figures allowed the approval to be at a maximum pressure of 10N/mm².
  • A key promotion of the Tufcot brand.
  • Offer a stock list of T100 Marine tubes which will be available for same day delivery at an agreed price.

Bureau Veritas Approval

We are proud that Tufcot® T100 Marine is now Type Approved by Bureau Veritas for both rudder and water-lubricated propeller shaft bearing applications.

This means that Tufcot® T100 Marine can now be accepted for installation on all BV class vessels.

This new certification joins our already-held DNV and Lloyd’s Register approvals.

These approvals are the result of extensive testing, including in-house evaluations on our rudder and stern tube friction and wear test rig, as well as mechanical testing both internally and through external partners.

RINA Type Approval

Tufcot® T100 Marine is now Type Approved by RINA for both rudder and water-lubricated propeller shaft bearing applications.

This means that Tufcot® T100 Marine can now be accepted for installation on all RINA class vessels.

Tufcot® T100 Marine is the perfect solution for marine applications including rudder and water-lubricated stern tube bearings, it has minimal swell together with low wear thanks to its inherent low friction.

In the marine and offshore worlds, the material can be run dry or use water as a lubricant, removing the need for oil or grease and helping to protect our environment.

WRAS Approved Material

Tufcot’s Technical team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to try to obtain approvals for Tufcot® materials for various applications and market sectors.

One approval that our current and prospective customers often require is WRAS approval – Water Regulations Advisory Scheme.

Tufcot® T100M material is now WRAS approved!

This is a conformance mark that shows an item can comply with the standards set out by the water regulations allowing for the use of Tufcot® materials to be used in the supply of carrying water from the public mains water supply in the UK.

ISO 9001 Accreditation

We are proud to be ISO 9001 Registered.

ISO 9001 ensures that our internal procedures and processes are carried in the most efficient and reliable manner possible.

The benefits to our customers include: –

  • Enhanced customer satisfaction
  • Improved business performance
  • Consistency in the delivery of our products and services
  • Improved communication and planning
  • Reduction of problems and issues
  • Lower costs
  • Shorter delivery times

ISO 14001 Accreditation

Tufcot is proud to have obtained the ISO 14001 accreditation.

This accreditation is important to us and our customers as we will be continually looking at how we can better ourselves and become more environmentally friendly over the coming years. For example, we will be looking at emissions to air, waste, and many other possible environmental impacts.

The ISO 14001 is a brilliant way to show us the steps we need to take to reduce environmental impacts.

ISO 14001 will give us the confidence to speak to customers and suppliers about Tufcot’s environmental impacts and how we are improving these.

Made in Sheffield

We are extremely proud to have our roots in Sheffield, a city that has a long and rich history of manufacturing excellence.

Made In Sheffield has made its name internationally as a mark of origin and quality on the City’s manufactured products.

We are extremely proud to be a member of Made in Sheffield and hope to play a leading role in continuing Sheffield’s reputation for high-quality manufacturing.

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