Teledyne Oil & Gas is committed to safely providing products and services of the highest integrity and reliability. We continually review and improve the effectiveness of our Quality Management System through execution of goals and objectives, verification of compliance with customer and legal requirements, and conformance to the ISO 9001 standard. We strive to provide ultimate customer satisfaction and product quality by engaging and empowering our entire stakeholder community from supply chain, to workforce, to customers, in attaining these goals.
Teledyne Oil & Gas is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standard.
The Quality System includes the appraisal and assessment of component and piece part quality using sophisticated measurement systems. The product is manufactured, tested and inspected under the control of a high-level factory management system with material and operational traceability. When specified, final product acceptance testing includes functional verification inside hyperbaric environment using computerized data acquisition of pressure profiles and electrical performance measurements. The data is maintained both electronically and on hard copy for availability upon customer's request.
Product Lifecycle Management
Teledyne Oil & Gas manages its products through their entire lifecycle. Quality and mistake-proofing are built in from proof-of-concept design studies through to serial manufacture. Teledyne employs a design process incorporating best practices adopted from other mission critical industries such as Aerospace, Medical, Telecommunication, and Automotive sectors.
Initial design studies are carried out on computer-aided modeling packages to ensure fit, form and function. Products then enter formal stage gate controls within the company's new product development process, (Product And Cycle time Excellence – ‘PACE’), including a formal manufacturing engineering phase prior to the onset of serial production. Tools deployed within the new product development process include DFMEAs, PFMEAs, and experimental verification using state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers and control instrumentation.
Ongoing product optimization activities are executed using Six Sigma style programs aimed at continuous improvement in products and processes. Such programs are core to reliability enhancements through incorporation of field learning experiences. Obsolescence is proactively managed to ensure ongoing support and availability of components throughout the extended deployment periods demanded by our customer base. Within this, availability of historic documentation is assured by imbedding within the company's ERP system.
Our Continuous Improvement program focuses on systemically eliminating defects from every process and product. Our ongoing goals are: 1) Maximize product design quality and reliability; 2) Reduce cycle times; and 3) Reduce manufacturing costs. A lean manufacturing program has been in place since late 2008 looking at further opportunities to optimize these goals, conducted with a purposeful plan of Value Stream Mapping and focused Kaizen events every quarter. In 2010, a new comprehensive business management program (QFE) focused on customer satisfaction and operational effectiveness began implementation.
Quest For Excellence (QFE)
QFE stands on three foundations:
- competitive excellence;
- an operating system with tools for controlling and improving our processes
- involvement of the entire organization to live the philosophy
In short, QFE is the way that we run our business. We achieve the highest overall satisfaction by relentlessly improving the value that we deliver to our customers and investors. Part of this program is a series of process controls focused on key internal and external Customer characteristics that are “Critical To Quality” (CTQ). CTQs are executed for every step in the product realization process, from quotation to engineering, manufacturing to shipping.
TELEDYNE OIL & GAS HSE POLICY
Teledyne Oil & Gas is committed to providing the safest products and services through constant stewardship of the environment and the health and safety of our employees and customers. All aspects of our operation are conducted in the safest and most environmentally responsible manner possible.
We believe that incident prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Each stakeholder is accountable for the prevention of incidents and has the authority to stop work if risks are identified. The participation and commitment towards maintaining safe work and safe products is mandatory to prevent pollution, injury, and ill health.
We continually review and improve the effectiveness of our HSE Management System through execution of goals and objectives, verification of compliance with customer and legal requirements, and ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 standards.
Teledyne Oil & Gas is certified to ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.
Teledyne Oil & Gas holds the following internationally-recognized certifications:
Teledyne Oil & Gas Safety Vision
Every incident is preventable, therefore a zero incident rate is achievable through hazard identification.
Safety metrics are continually tracked and analyzed to drive improvements, and a root cause analysis is performed on any incident that may occur. Teledyne Oil & Gas has formed a focused committee of employees dedicated toward hazard identification and mitigation to ensure that our facilities are the safest they can be. The HSE committee continually implements programs to improve the environmental impact of Teledyne Oil & Gas.
For example, in 2013, Teledyne Oil & Gas won the Volusia Manufacturer’s Association Green Award for an initiative that reduced the amount of paper waste to our landfill through a catalog reduction program.