Houston Heat Treat, a leading heat treat service provider located in the Houston, TX area, was granted approval through the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), January 12th, 2018. We strive to provide exceptional service in all sectors of our industry, including our marine structure manufacturers monitored by the American Bueau of Shipping (ABS).
ABS and Houston Heat Treat have worked together frequently since Houston Heat Treat opened their doors in 2007. ABS comes onsite for special projects our customers may be working on requiring ABS approval and will witness processing and/or hardness inspection. However, this has always required special approval, and were order specific.
In early 2017, we began receiving requests to earn the ABS Heat Treatment Facility Approval to broaden our capabilities. Some were from customers who had used us for many years on other projects, and some requests were from companies who had heard positive things about us by word of mouth.
We saw a need by our customers in the marine sector of our industry and so we began the approval process. After months of ‘Heat Treat Studies’ by way of customer witness product, and a Quality Assurance Plan written by HHT Quality specific to ABS Rules for Materials & Welding Part 2 (2018), we were elated to receive our ABS Certificate of Heat Treatment Facility and Process Approval.
The appreciation received by our customers was more than we ever expected, and made this process that much more worth it.
One of our customers responded to the announcement,“You guys have been a committed partner to us over the past year. We truly appreciate the hard work put in by all of your team to achieve the certification. I look forward to working with you more in the future. I believe this will open new doors for your facility and the great team who deserves every bit of it. Great Job!”
Another grateful customer stated, “Congratulations on this new milestone. I am excited for the business this will help create for you guys. I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to work with you guys and I am glad to get to continue working with you in the future.”
When our customers are in need, whether it be a correction, expedite request, special handling, and even expanding our capabilities, our team will always do whatever we are able to accommodate. Customer service doesn’t begin and end at the door, that’s only where it begins when you become part of our HHT family.
Our ABS Approved Quality Assurance Plan includes process and test requirements for ABS & Non-ABS Grades: Carbon & Low Alloy Steels. Pocesses included: Annealing, Normalizing, Quenching & Tempering. Each process for each ABS grade, as well as the grade specific hardness and mechanical requirements are included in our ABS Quality Assurance Plan. This procedure may be reviewed onsite at HHT. Just let us know you’re coming by and we can go over our future business plans while we review the QAP.
Houston Heat Treat ABS Approval Certification T1707554 January 12, 2018