RMI has been involved with the Chinese coal mining industry for more than 30 years. It has been installing high pressure pumping systems in more than 10 provinces across China and it has also established a sales and service network designed to provide product support to this important market. Until this point, RMI, like many of its competitors, has applied for batch certification, which states that the product in question has met the applicable requirements; but the certification is only valid for a very restricted time. Any subsequent shipments, even of the same model, from the same factory would require a new certificate.
High pressure pumps In order to simplify the importation process for the increasing numbers of high pressure pumps be sold to the Chinese mining industry, RMI submitted applications for the entire product range more than two years ago and has been working through the process ever since. This has involved technical reviews, a factory audit and random product testing before a general review ultimately led to the five-year approval certificate being issued. The certificates are issued by the Mining Products Safety Approval and Certification Center (MA Center) and they encompass the entire pump range from the S200 up to the S500 pump station, in both water and emulsion configurations, as well as the PC21 control system. "Achieving long term MA approval in China is a huge step that validates our company values of high quality and excellent reliability. An enormous effort has made this possible and now we will be able to improve our delivery times and continue to support the Chinese mining market," says Mike Sherman, RMI Marketing Manager.