Techno Oil Nigeria Limited has received the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON)’s Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certification for its 12.5 kg and 6.25kg steel gas cylinders after conformity to the relevant Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS).
The Chief Executive Officer, Techno Oil Limited, Mrs. Nkechi Obi reportedly said that after the commencement of full manufacturing activities in 2019, the company had worked closely with SON in the area of in-process production procedure, quality checks, and laboratory procedures to ensure they meet the set standards.
“The journey that culminated in today’s occasion started in 2015 when Techno Oil announced its decision to establish a state-of-the-art LPG cylinder manufacturing plant. Motivated by our strong decision for quality and total compliance to regulatory procedures, Techno Oil had sought the guidance of SON on equipment and machinery specifications that would guarantee the production of quality LPG cylinders capable of competing anywhere in the world,” Mrs. Nkechi Obi reportedly said.
The Group Head, LPG, and State Coordinator, Lagos Office 1, SON, Nwaoma Olujie reportedly said the facility pass through all the regulatory inspections conducted by SON officials, including a production facility tour, online sampling of the LPG cylinder, on-the-spot analysis of samples and confirmatory test in SON laboratory to check for compliance to standards.
Nwaoma Olujie reportedly said that at the end of these rigorous exercises, LPG steel cylinders were adjudged to conform to Nigerian Industrial Standards, NIS 69, and NIS 220 and hereby issued the MANCAP certificate.
Nwaoma Olujie stressed that Techno Oil Nigeria Limited SON certificate will be withdrawn if it fails to meet the requirements of the standards and effective corrective actions are not taken to produce quality cylinders thereby putting the lives of Nigerian at risk.