A steel stockholder with prestigious accreditations

Brown McFarlane was also one of the first stainless and carbon steel stockholders in Europe to be awarded the prestigious ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management. We are also proud to be certified to ISO 9001 for Quality Management and ISO 45001 for Occupational Health & Safety.
We have also recently been certified with EN 1090 for Factory Production Control for Structural Steel.
The four certificates demonstrate our commitment to our staff and all our partners in business, to the environment, and to our customers. Brown McFarlane is taking steel distribution to a new level.

Conflict Minerals

We are committed to the responsible sourcing of materials throughout our supply chain and to continuing to comply with the underlying SEC rules and regulations surrounding “conflict minerals”.
To the best of our knowledge and belief, products supplied by Brown McFarlane are “DRC Conflict Free” under the terms of the Final Rule of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act, dated 22.08.12.

Testing Services

We are able to facilitate the following material testing services through UKAS approved test laboratories.
• Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) Resistance testing in accordance with HIC to NACE MR0175
• Sulphide Stress Cracking Resistance testing
• Ultrasonic testing to EN 10160 / EN 10307 / ASTM A578 / ASTM A435 / ASME SA578 / ASME SA435
• Charpy V-Notch Impact testing to EN ISO 148-1 / ASTM A370 / ASTM E23
• Through Thickness Tensile testing to EN 10164 / ASTM A770
• Tensile testing (ambient temperature) to EN ISO 6892-1 / ASTM A370
• Tensile testing (elevated temperature) to EN ISO 6892-2 / ASTM E21
• Bend testing
• Simulated Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) testing
• Chemical Analysis / Check Analysis/ PMI by Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) & x-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) / Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) / Combustion / Fusion
• Hardness testing – Brinell to EN ISO 6506-1 / ASTM E10, Vickers to EN ISO 6507-1 / ASTM E384, Rockwell to EN ISO 6508-1 / ASTM E18
• Banding Assessment to ASTM E1268
• Grain Size Determination to ASTM E112
• Inclusion Assessment to ASTM E45A
• Macro Grain Flow
• ICC Corrosion testing to ASTM A262
• Pitting Corrosion testing to ASTM G48 / ASTM A923
• Micro Preparation, Examination & Photography

Inspection Services

In addition to our own comprehensive inspection processes we are able offer third-party inspection and verification services, using accredited providers such as Lloyds Register, DNV-GL, Bureau Veritas, SGS and American Bureau of Shipping.
• Witness of Transfer of Marks
• Witness of Tests
• Custom client-specific inspection & reporting


We are able to offer original mill recertification in cases where material is also compliant with additional specifications.

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Quality Certifications

As well as receiving ISO 9001 Certifications, we have been approved by many customers within the defense and nuclear industry. Making Brown Mac a global number one choice for quality assured plate.

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EN 1090 – Factory Production Control for Structural Steel.

A certification supporting our consistency in ensuring that all products supplied from Brown Mac are of excellent quality, whilst maintaining correct standards within the production chain.

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ISO 14001 – Environmental Management.

Brown Mac is one of the first carbon and stainless-steel stockholders to receive a certificate for our dedication to the environment. We pride ourselves on constantly working to improve our carbon footprint.

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ISO 45001 – Health and Safety.

As a company, we are globally recognised for maintaining the height of ‘International standard’ for Occupational Health & Safety.

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National Highway Sector Scheme 3B

Brown McFarlane has expanded its robust quality management system to comply with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2015 and National Highways Sector Scheme 3B (NHSS 3B).  As these standards are designed to work in conjunction together, we are at the leading edge of providing an industry benchmark, identifying risks and opportunities, ensuring that all processes are effectively planned, striving for continuous improvement and focus on quality as an objective.

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