Our quality systems meet the requirements of not only ISO-9001, but also ASME NCA-3800, MIL-I-45208, and ANSI Q-92. Our Quality Program has a strong emphasis on true process monitoring through SPC, continuous improvement, and employee training.

The Quality Program at Tube Forgings of America, Inc. (TFA) is directed by the Quality Assurance Manual, Procedures Manual, and all employess of our facility. We emphasize continuous improvement through investment in training and equipment to assure that the latest methods and technologies are in use. This provides a more cost effective, consistent end product from lot to lot and, ultimately, to our customers.

Quality begins with our suppliers which are audited regularly by TFA. Material is received, insepcted, and approved before use. All stages of production are checked using traditional methods of inspection such as first article, in process, and final.

However, our continous improvement and product quality is also monitored by using our Statistical Process Control program and software. Real time information is provided for use to correct and improve processes during the lot production. This technique means a more consistent product with less and less variation from lot to lot. Key processes are monitored at each work center using SPC and the data is stored and available from our computer network.

TFA's Quality Program is designed and meets ASME SEC. III Subsection NCA 3800, MIL-Q-9858, and ISO 9001.

As proof of our comittment to quality, TFA is an ISO 9001 registered supplier.

If you have any questions concerning our Quality program, you can contact our QA deparment using one of the methods below.

The following is a summary of our quality system:

ASTM A234WPB and WPC, ASTM A420WPL6, ASTM A858, ASTM A860, MSS-SP-75: All grades and customer requirements for special mechanical properties and ASME Nuclear grades.

ASME B16.9, NACE MR-01-75, 10CRF49 Part 192 ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Design Codes and special customer specifications

ISO-9001 CERTIFICATION. Certification by ABS, Quality Evaluations, Inc., Houston TX, Certificate #30248.
(ABS is an internationally recognized registrar with accreditation by RvC (Dutch/European) and ANSI-RAB (USA))

PED Certfication

In accordance with ASME NCA-3800, MIL-I-45208, and ANSI Q-92