Spectac International has an absolute commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality manufacturing. This affects every aspect of our operation and the comprehensive list of standards and certifications we have achieved demonstrates this ethos. We design, build and install products in accordance with all common standards, guidelines and directives, often exceeding the official requirements.

In terms of staff skills, we have an on-going programme of training and up-skilling staff and the technical team are certified for all the operational processes we work with e.g. manual handling, forklift training, confined space training, fire awareness and many others. Spectac International welders are MIG and TIG certified and our coded welders are trained in-house to work on pressure vessels.

ISO Registered

The company is registered and certified as ISO Occupational Health and Safety 18001:2007, ISO Quality Management Standard 9001:2008, ISO Environmental Management Standard 14001:2004 and we also operate to BSI and TUV quality and safety standards. The business is also Royal & Sun Alliance certified.

CE Mark Certification

We CE Mark products and we work to PED Categories 1 – 4, as appropriate. Much of the work is done at Category 2, which involves 3rd party certification for our products. We use Stainless Steel at the appropriate Grade for its function, typically 304,304L, 316 or 316L.


Unfired Fusion Welded Pressure Vessels

This standard, formerly known as BS5500, is widely used in UK and Ireland for design of pressure vessels and pressure equipment.

ASME Section VIII, Div. I

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1: Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

This is American standard and many multinational companies use it to design pressure vessels and pressure equipment.


The Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC

(PED) of the EUsets out the standards for the design and manufacture of pressure equipment generally over 1 litre in volume and having a maximum pressure more than 0.5 bar gauge. It has been mandatory since 30 May 2002. This is enacted in the UK as the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER).

EN 14015

The Specification for the design and manufacture of site built, vertical, cylindrical, flat-bottomed, above ground, welded, steel tanks for the storage of liquids at ambient temperature and aboveThis standard is used for large tanks built on-site, i.e. for blending whiskey.

API 650 – Welded Steel Tanks For Oil Storage

API 650 establishes minimum requirements for material, design, fabrication, erection, and testing for vertical, cylindrical, aboveground, closed- and open-top, welded carbon or stainless steel storage tanks in various sizes and capacities. This standard is used for construction of large tanks for variety of liquids, not only for oil as the original name suggests.

BS EN 61511 – Functional Safety

Safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector. Framework, definitions, system, hardware and software requirements. This Standard defines requirements for Factory Acceptance Tests(FAT)

BS EN 13445 – Unfired Pressure Vessels

The BS EN 13445 series of standards applies to unfired pressure vessels subject to a pressure greater than 0,5 bar gauge but may be used for vessels operating at lower pressures, including vacuum. Compliance with the BS EN 13445 series can be used to demonstrate compliance with the Pressure Equipment Directive.

GEP – Good Engineering Practice

Last, but not least, SPECTAC has extensive experience in building tanks and pressure equipment and can rely on own production procedures, allowing to deliver safe and reliable products to all clients.


R&D initiatives in this company are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Enterprise Ireland under the Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020. Spectac International R&D on Pot Still projects for Distillation are available on enquiry by the support from Enterprise Ireland.


The aim of this project is to have a General Manager and Financial Director to manage all aspects of the company and the general running with a focus on the following: commercial management, leadership, strategic planning.

Results: Structure led management system with a focus on creating exports and gaining sales nationwide. Developing and driving the strategic plan for the business forward.

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