Our Certifications

Benefitting companies and customers alike, certifications demonstrate that our products have met a stringent set of requirements as set forth by the specific certifying organization at hand.

These certifications serve to benefit you, as well, ensuring that our operations are consistent and reliable and yield products that are uniform and high-performing.

They allow companies to sharpen their industry knowledge while establishing effective quality standards and procedures that allow them to produce the best possible products, and they assure customers that they’ll receive a certain level of quality and reliability throughout all processes.

Here at DFT, we are dedicated to earning and maintaining various qualifications — including 3-A, MSS, PED, API SPEC 6D-24th edition, and ISO 9001:2015, as listed below — to ensure we provide the highest quality check valves and control valves for all of our valued customers.


3-A Certification — Issued by the independent, not-for-profit corporation 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc., this certification speaks to the measures DFT takes to ensure each valve meets sanitary standards for design and fabrication. These standards are derived from the most stringent cleanliness codes.
MSS Certification — Issued by the Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS), our MSS certification indicates adherence to strict industry, national, and international codes and standards for valves and fittings. These standards are used in many facilities across various industries.

PED Certification — European PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) compliance is required for all components sent to the European Union (EU). Under the EU law, all pressure-retaining equipment is required to follow the PED.
API SPEC 6D, 24th Edition Certification — Issued by American Petroleum Institute (API), this certificate applies to gate valves, plug valves, ball valves, and check valves, and shows that all such DFT products are manufactured in accordance with API-6D specification.
ISO 9001:2015 Certification — ISO 9001 certification was first introduced in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in order to lay out the framework of successful quality management systems. The most recent ISO 9001 certification, ISO 9001:2015, is centered on seven quality management principles: customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision-making, and relationship management — all based on the “plan-do-check-act” (PDCA) management method. In contrast to ISO 9001:2008, the new version focuses on risk-based thinking, input and output, engagement of all interested parties, context of the organization, and increased leadership commitment. ISO 9001:2015 also features a high-level structure (HLS).

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Certifications demonstrate a companywide commitment to quality and constant improvement while providing customers with the assurance they need. To view our full list of certificates and compliances, check out our comprehensive resource library today.