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Flanges EN 1092-1:2013 3.1b Certified

Here at Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd and valvestubesfittings.com we are suppliers of flanges EN 1092-1. We have noted that some of our competitors are now offering what we see as an inferior option to what we supply to reduce prices. Our business has been ISO 9001:2008 for over ten years; and because of this we are bound to offer traceable material wherever possible. We feel it is our obligation to our customer base to ensure that they receive the best possible quality product; and of course, that the material test certification is satisfactory.Flanges EN 1092-1

When putting together pressure systems using flanges, the material quality can often be paramount, especially to those welding the product. Now we offer flanges EN 1092-1 in S235JR material, these flanges are available with 3.1b test certificates which applies to that flange. In other words, the flange supplied is completely traceable and the test cert applies only to that batch; as each is stamped with a unique batch number.

Now if you purchase a flange that is only marginally cheaper from one of our close competitors, you are likely to receive flanges EN 1092-1 that only have 2.2 certification. A 2.2 certificate is a statement of compliance based on non-specific inspections

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Valve and Pipeline Man a Different Direction

A Blog from the valve and pipeline man at Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd. If you have visited our Blog page you will see Blogs covering many assorted products and subject matter. For a change in direction I have decided to cover a particularly enjoyable walk done on my recent visit to what is my favourite English County, Cornwall; and North Cornwall in particular. For those who know me and are reading this you will already be aware of my passion for the North Cornish Coast around the village of Port Isaac.


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For this reason, I thought I would share this experience and hope it explains my delight at visiting this beautiful area of England. Imagine a sunny morning on the rugged Cornish coast, a little windy but nothing that would cause a problem. The sea reflects the early morning sun, sunlight distorted by the movement of the waves; the weather is fine, the forecast looks good for the entire day. So, the decision is made to walk from Port Isaac to Port Quin in the Civil Parish of St Endellion and of course back again.

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Ashton under Lyne History and Tragedy

For our latest series of Blogs on Ashton under Lyne, we have chosen to look at the final months of World War 1 and how it impacted on the people and the Town. Tragedy had already hit the local area a century ago last year when the local TNT factory exploded; resulting in many deaths and life changing injuries. A total of forty-three were killed by the explosion at Hooley Hill Rubber and Chemical Works June 13th, 1917. This included seven children from Saint Peters Primary School with one of them dying in the pool at Ashton Baths after the glass roof was destroyed.Ashton under Lyne

The First World War had already brought tragedy to the local community, this event resulting in the need for more and more munitions factories; caused battlefield injuries to men, women and children. Bringing the war closer to the local community because of a factory being converted to munitions; which was next to the Town’s Gasometers. A recipe for disaster from the first but in a time of great need, with business under pressure from what was then the War Office; people’s safety just wasn’t considered. To continue reading this Blog on Ashton under Lyne please click read more; if our local history is of interest we have more to offer on our Ecommerce Site valvestubesfittings.com

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European Union Standards Post Brexit United Kingdom

European Union Standards Post Brexit How European Union standards post Brexit will affect the pipeline industry has to be a question being looked at by many businesses. Assurance can be found on the issue of European Union standards post Brexit on the British Standards Institute Website. In their latest statement assurances that changes will be limited if any after the 29th March 2019.

This is because two of the three major European standard providers are private organisations. At present on a European level, four organisations facilitate European Union standards post Brexit; they are the British Standards Institute (BSI), The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) and The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Both CEN and CENELEC are private organisations and independent of European Union bodies; and the BSI state clearly their intention to remain members of these organisations. What they have failed to mention is whether they will remain ETSI members post Brexit. The good news for the pipeline industry is this organisation has no influence on our products, as far as we are aware.

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Spirax Sarco and How We Became a TLV Distributor

Besseges (Valves, Tubes and Fittings) Ltd opened for business in the last quarter of 1988 as a trade counter business; working from James Howe Mill in Ashton under Lyne. In the early days we were better known as a supplier of pipeline material to the fire protection industry; than the process steam supplier who started out selling Spirax Sarco products. The business began to grow, and our present Managing Director saw we needed fresh staff in warehousing and a sales engineer on the road.Spirax Sarco

The present management team working with the Managing Director are the same two people who joined the business in 1989 and watched it grow to what it is today; both are shareholders and an integral part of this successful business. This of course does not detract from the fantastic sales team we have and our excellent warehouse team who are led by our warehousing and logistics Director. Our story of how we became a TLV distributor and the growth into a leading process steam specialist began in 1989.





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Control Valves for Steam and Water Systems

There are a wide range of options available for Control Valves for steam and water systems and here at Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd; we can offer several manufacturers options. The three main control valve manufacturers available from ourselves and of course through valvestubesfittings.com are TLV Euro Engineering, Genebre and Samson control valves.Control Valves

These three manufacturers offer just about any solution you are looking for; the reliability and quality of TLV Euro Engineering and Samson products are clear. Add to this the robust manufacturing of Genebre products offers a budget solution in simple control systems. Whichever your business is looking for, we can offer the solution; please read on or contact our knowledgeable sales team.

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Ashton under Lyne Supporting Local Businesses?

Our business is in the town of Ashton under Lyne in the Borough of Tameside and we have grown year on year since our formation in 1988. Not even the recessions managed to curb our enthusiasm to grow our business; always increasing our customer base and influence across the region. The big but in the equation, is the lack of support from the public sector in Ashton under Lyne and Tameside; for our business and other local commercial companies.

Ashton under Lyne

Several years ago, Tameside Council invited many local merchants to quote for the new schools being built in Ashton under Lyne and the Tameside area. Like so many others we got on board with this push to buy local. After attending meetings with the Council and main contractor over months and putting in over 100 man-hours in doing quotes and meetings. We managed to do a total of £1200 in orders and rued the day we believed our local Council Officers and their big sell.


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Valves and Pipeline Suppliers Questions Answered

There are many types of valves and pipeline suppliers, from your High Street plumbers merchant to the big industrial valve and pipeline suppliers. These businesses and those in between offer industry and the public many different options; add to this the online suppliers and choice is better than it’s ever been. What is worth considering is the knowledge and understanding valves and pipeline suppliers can impart to their customers.

Valves and Pipeline Suppliers

Whether you buy online or over a trade counter these days, there is always a catalogue available; with part numbers to be given to the staff of input on a screen. The next paragraphs will explore the fact that to many of those taking your orders, the part number is as much as they know about the product you are buying.

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Northern Powerhouse or the Southern Status Quo

The Northern Powerhouse was a phrase coined by David Cameron’s Conservative Government to announce new measures; to redress the balance between the prosperous South East and the poor relation in the North of England. This same campaign was enthusiasticNorthern Powerhouse ally supported by the then Chancellor George Osborne; and it seemed to be aimed very much at Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield.

Part of the Northern Powerhouse campaign was the introduction of a Mayor for Greater Manchester. Someone who would have the power over large budgets for the City and the surrounding area. The Mayor of Manchester in the original proposal would have £3.4Bn in finances for growth, a £70m targeted schools budget and £13Bn for transport infrastructure.

We are presently in the honeymoon period for the Manchester area’s Northern Powerhouse dream; and are in the hands of the Labour Mayor Andy Burnham. Mr Burnham’s leadership experience is limited to his short time in roles as Secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport and Secretary of State for Health under Gordon Brown. Following his failed bid to become leader of the Labour Party he set his sights firmly on the position of Manchester Mayor and won with a significant majority, unsurprisingly. An absolute must for him is to lead the way and fly the flag for the Northern Powerhouse.

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Corrugator Steam Systems Effieciency is Key

We have worked on a few sites with corrugator steam systems over the past 28 years and over this period we have learned a great deal. Our first customer back in 1989 was Dolan Corrugated Containers Ltd and this was our first involvement in supplying pipework, valves and fittings on a major steam installation. In the early 1990s this business installed their new corrugator and so began our association with corrugator steam systems.

Corrugator Steam Systems

The following blog will explore our interest and increased knowledge of the workings of corrugator steam systems; and I hope that those that take the time to read it will consider our business as a potential supplier of steam system products now and in the future. For those having a cursory glance at this post, contact our technical sales team for more information.

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