Where can I find a manufacturer of Shell TAMAP Approved Bolts, Studs, Nuts, Washers, Fasteners & Stud Bolts? And what is an AML?
Approved Manufacturer Lists (AML’s) are often cowritten and by engineering and quality departments to mandate the quality of materials that their company buys (indirectly & directly).
For example, Lightning Bolt & Supply is on Shell’s global TAMAP (Technically Approved Manufacturers And Products) list as an approved fastener manufacturer. This means regardless if you are a Shell buyer in Singapore, a pipe distributor in Louisiana, or a valve manufacturer in the France, the fasteners (ie. B7, B8, B16 Studs & PTFE coated stud bolts, 2H nuts, washers) must be supplied in accordance with the clients AML and to their specific MESC codes. This is to ensure that the custom quality demands set-forth by Shell on its fastener manufacturers trickle into the supply chain.
In regards to Shell TAMAP Approved Bolts, there are many quality test that go on behind the scene that most people wouldn’t think about. Many have fancy abbreviations like PMI and TPI. Below are some of the methods that Lightning Bolt uses to ensure that our products are of the highest quality fasteners in the marketplace.
- ISO 9001:2015 – We were the first fastener manufacturer in the state to be certified to the newest ISO standard. Our program is robust and mature, and does an outstanding job at tracking recurring trends to ensure customer satisfaction. This is often a requirement for any company interested in manufacturing Shell Tamap Approved Bolts.
- 3rd Party Independent Testing- Our quality lab routinely sends parts to independent 3rd party laboratories to ensure that the certified MTR (material test reports) are accurate.
- 100% Receipt Inspections- Lightning Bolt is listed as an Shell TAMAP approved bolts manufacturer for many reasons, but one is due to our receipt inspection plan. Regardless of the source, all inbound orders are inspected thoroughly.
- PMI – our XRF analyzer gives our quality department (and our customers) the peace of mind they need. Once it is placed against a part, the analyzer gives a detailed report of chemical composition, while positively identifying the material. Therefore, despite many metals being “shiny”, PMI guarantees that the part is made of the proper alloy.