ACE Technician Certification Scheme to boost actuator standards in control industry
AUMA UK has announced it is introducing the AUMA Certified Engineering Technician Certification Scheme to drive up the standards of actuator installation and maintenance within the controls industry.
|In a move to improve actuator installation and maintenance standards, AUMA launches the ACE Technician Certification Scheme.|
Jan. 20, 2015 -- AUMA UK Ltd, a global provider of actuators, controls and gearboxes, has announced it is introducing the AUMA Certified Engineering (ACE) Technician Certification Scheme to drive up the standards of actuator installation and maintenance within the controls industry.
The scheme, spearheaded by the specialists in modular electric actuation, addresses the fact that there are no formal standards for Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons (SQEP) working on-site with actuators and valve control systems. The training and accreditation program is targeted at actuator technicians working for both customers and independent controls contractors.
The AUMA program is set at three levels: ACE Technician Level 1, aimed at in-house technicians; ACE Technician Level 2, suitable for on-site installation and service activities; and ACE Technician Level 3, which provides the highest level of qualification for those involved in communications protocols and systems integration.
Accreditation cards are provided to each qualifying technician so customers can verify that personnel are suitably qualified to work on their sites, be safe in the knowledge that relevant tests have been passed, and be assured that a 12-month refresher training has been completed.
"Although there are many skilled personnel within the controls industry, from a health and safety perspective, there are a significant number who have had insufficient training on specific products to be in a hands-on role addressing actuation issues," said Paul Hopkins, AUMA managing director. "We are therefore launching the ACE Technician Certification Scheme to ensure customers can buy and use our products with confidence and without limiting their choice of contractors.
About AUMA UK
AUMA UK is part of the AUMA global organization with manufacturing headquarters in Germany and representation on all continents. The comapny has been developing and building electric actuators and valve gearboxes for more than 45 years and is one of the leading manufacturers in the industry. The Energy sector, water industry, petro-chemical industry, and users from diverse industries worldwide rely on technologically sophisticated products by AUMA. For more information, visit www.auma.com.