J. P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau has ATEX-compliant manufacturing processes certified by TÜV SÜD

J. P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau GmbH, the parent company of the Sauer Compressors group, offers explosion-proof high-pressure compressors for many ATEX zones. The company has now had the quality management system for the manufacturing processes of the devices audited according to ISO/IEC 80079-34:2018 by an independent third party. In June, TÜV SÜD confirmed the conformity with the important standard following a voluntary audit. The customers of J. P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau benefit from higher safety throughout the entire supply chain and save themselves the need for supplier audits.

The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU regulates equipment and protective systems being put into circulation as well as being provided in potentially explosive atmospheres. The quality management system according to ISO/IEC 80079-34:2018 ensures that the products actually comply with the directive. By complying with this standard, J. P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau assumes responsibility not only for its own components, but also for all supplied parts. This means that the company controls suppliers and their processes accordingly. Managing Director Harald Schulz names one example, “We use our own measuring equipment to check whether fans and tubes that are installed in the compressors are antistatic as declared and therefore ATEX-compliant.” The ATEX-compliant manufacturing process also extends to the areas of maintenance and spare parts.

ATEX-konforme Container-Lösung für eine Erdgasanlage

ATEX compliant CNG Container built by Sauer Compressors

Transferring high design standards to processes

J. P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau puts a lot of effort into the quality management system. The company has newly created the specialist position of an ATEX manager as a staff position with the management, and the employees are permanently trained. The audit by TÜV SÜD is to be carried out annually from now on. “The demand for explosion-proof ATEX compressors is increasing. We have now established our high design standards on the side of the processes as well. Customers can thus minimize their risk and be sure that the compressors are ATEX-compliant front to back,” explains Managing Director Harald Schulz.

Sauer Compressors is a medium-sized German group of companies with twelve international subsidiaries. The company was founded more than 135 years ago, and has over 85 years’ experience in compressed air technology. Today, it focusses on the development, production and sale of medium- and high-pressure compressors for applications in commercial shipping, industries, the petroleum industry and the defence sector. The four product lines Sauer, HAUG, Girodin und EK focus on specific fields of application. The Sauer line comprises oil-lubricated high-pressure compressors for a wide variety of applications, while HAUG stands for oil-free and hermetically gas-tight compressors. The Girodin and EK lines offer special compressors for the naval market. Sauer Compressors’ modern reciprocating compressors for the compression of air and various gases reach pressures of 20 to 500 barg. Besides standard products, it offers customised solutions for individual customers, OEMs and companies that operate on a global stage. With a global network of agents and representatives, Sauer maintains close proximity to its customers. By supplementing the compressor range with high-quality accessories, engineering services, assembly and service concepts, Sauer offers system solutions right up to complete turnkey installations.

For more information, visit www.sauercompressors.com.

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