Qualities of a Top Machine Shop

There are many Machine Shop Best Practices to ensure that you will be provided the best quality services.


A quality machine shop will provide transparency on what type of outcomes they can produce such as what machinery and techniques they use, what materials they can work with, and the outputs or tolerances that they can accomplish. This way, you can fairly assess if all the machining processes can be performed in-house. All work that is done through BP Precision is done in house and through our strict process, we inform our clients about each step in our machining processes.


Having a skilled team to operate a precision machining environment is absolutely crucial to success. BP Precision Machining has the skilled craftsmen and the advanced machinery available to produce high quality one of a kind piece or in volume. A machine shop should be run by experienced machinists who are knowledgeable and thorough in their work. Our experience, knowledge, and sense of urgency are why our customers value our service and trust us with their quick turned prototyped machined parts.

Quality Machines

A machine shop with top capabilities is certainly an indicator that you’ve found an experienced supplier. A machine shop with the latest machines in technological advancement can provide the best quality outputs and materials. BP Precision not only has quality CNC Machines, but they also have a Waterjet Cutting Machine and provide Waterjet Cutting Services with on stock demand products for immediate on-demand rush services.

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A competitive machine shop should not only have quality machine shops, but it should have proper maintenance. This includes maintaining the machines on a regular basis, as well as ensuring that the machinists have preventative maintenance practices. Tools should also be properly cleaned and protected from rust and at top safety standards.


Quality Safety Regulations ensures that a machine shop follows the best practices and provides quality products. BP Precision is an API Q1, ISO 9001:2015 certified machine shop and holds an API Spec. 6A, 7-1, Monogram.

Oilfield Machining Services

BP Precision practices oilfield machining services in Edmonton, AB for wellhead maintenance and oilfield drilling tools. We also provide design for blind test flanges, companion flanges, weld neck flanges, adapter spools, studded tees, studded crosses, and double studded adapters. Our capabilities and staff include several Master machinists, complimented by a diverse team of talented, creative and innovative engineers dedicated to delivering the very best machined products possible.

Quality and Safety

We are an ISO 9001:2015 Machine shop.

ISO Management Systems are designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product or service.

BP Precision also holds a 6A and 7-1 Monogram license from the American Petroleum Institute. This includes the right to use the Official API Monogram. It is also a testament to improved safety, quality, and consistent work. contact BP Precision Machining today.

Wellhead Machining Services

Wellhead machining is one of the components of proper wellhead maintenance.

The main purpose of a wellhead is to provide the suspension point and pressure seals for the casing strings that run from the bottom of the hole sections to the surface pressure control equipment. While drilling the oil well, surface pressure control is provided by a blowout preventer (BOP). In order to prevent a blow out proper wellhead maintenance is required

BP Precision machining holds a 6a monogram adapter and spacer spool design, threaded connectors, blind and test flanges, tubing head adapters are some examples of what we manufacture. BP Precision is also Q1 and ISO-9001 certified. This means that we provide conformance to the requirements of API specifications and ISO-9001:2015 for the manufacture and repair of oilfield drilling tools and wellhead equipment.

For wellhead machining services Edmonton contact BP Precision Machining for all your needs.

Under our scope we also provide design opportunities such as blind test flanges, companion flanges, weld neck flanges, adapter spools, studded tees, studded crosses, and double studded adapters.

ISO-9001 Certification For Machine Shops

ISO-9001 is the Certification of Authority to use the Official API Monogram. Businesses use the standard to ensure that their products and services are to customers and all regulatory requirements. There is an entire ISO 9001 series, however, the ISO-9001 is the only standard that organizations can certify. It can help you to continually improve, streamline operation and reduce costs.

The ISO-9001 Certification is used in many organizations and businesses and of course is important for our Edmonton machine shop. As a company providing and creating products used in the oilfield, manufacturing and transportation industries it is important that all of our products and processes in our shop are held to the utmost standards.

ISO-9001 requires specific procedures for the organization to maintain. The information includes topics, such as: -Requirements for a quality management system, including documented information, planning and determining process interactions.

-Responsibilities of management.

-Management of resources, including human resources and an organization’s work environment.

-Product realization, including the steps from design to delivery.

-Measurement, analysis, and improvement of the QMS through activities like internal audits and corrective and preventive action.

That being said it is not the ISO-9001 Certification that should define a machine shop, but the execution of a quality management system in place and strict control over your processes and procedures. If you have questions or want to learn more about an ISO Certified Machine Shop contact us today at BP Precision Machining here in Edmonton, AB.

Manual Milling Services – What You Need To Know

Manual Milling Services are used in many situations. Manual Milling is a type of machining process that uses a rotating cutter on a piece of material to remove material at any angle. It is a cutting process that creates a vertical upright cutting movement. Typically CNC Machining is used for large and repeat cutting jobs. There are some applications and situations that are best suited for manual milling especially custom projects. Manual milling also does not require programming and will result in a shorter turnaround time for the project. It is important to know that you are receiving proper milling/machining services. Here are a few questions you want to ask the shop that you will be working with:

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Ensure the company will work with your material of choice. Most skilled milling professionals should work with numerous materials for your project or machine. Types of materials in various metals (aluminum, brass, steel), woods and plastics.


Ensure you are working with a quality team of skilled machinists. It is also good to know what is being outsourced or if all services are being performed in house. Working with a company that provides in house design and follow through all within house will keep your project centralized and you will know who is working on your project. Manual Milling requires a much higher level of skill than CNC machining manual milling requires a lot of technical skill especially the complex components.

Quality Control

Companies should have the proper safety standards and these will be evident online and at the establishment. The company should be certified in the ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 Quality Standards. Here at BP Precision our safety standards are of at the utmost priority when it comes to our machining standards.

Operating a manual machine not just requires technical know-how but a machinist with a “sense of feel.” Our skilled and dexterous team can produce anything from small item to highly complex machine parts. For more information on manual milling services contact us today or call 780-439=9338.

Proof Testing Procedures

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A proof test is a form of stress test to demonstrate the fitness of a load-bearing structure. Here at BP Precision in Edmonton, AB we provide proof testing practices for our clients. There are many different types of proof tests.

Proof Testing of Lifting Equipment

This requires a proof load test. During a proof laod test a piece of lifting equipment is overloaded deliberatly to ensure it can perform to the required safe working load for which it is designed to withstand. Lifting equipment should be proofed every year to ensure it is up to safety standards.

Pressure Testing

Pressure testing, which is also known as hydrostatic testing refers to the process used to test piping systems, gas cylinders, boilers, and pressure vessels are tested for strength and leaks. It is always carried out after the installation of any pipeline before it is put into use. Hydrostatic testing investigate the various limits of the pipeline which will test areas such as the reliability, maximum capacity, leaks, joint fittings, and pressure. Without this information the pipe can not be put into service and operators do not know if the the pipe meets the set requirements.

The information found from pressure testing aids to maintain the safety standards and the upkeep of the pipeline or equipment tested. During a proof pressure test an internal pressure and determine if the vessel contains any leaks or other weakness such as wall thinning that may result in failure.

Hydrostatic testing requires rigid safety under the pressure equipment safety authority ABSA regulations.

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Hydraulic Testing

Hydraulic testing is the practice of testing fluid powered systems such as heavy construction equipment, highway equipment, aircraft, trains and agriculture equipment. Testing for hydraulic equipment is usually performed with the help of complex test systems or Test Stands. The test stand acts as a fluid supply source and can be adjusted to supply the required fluid at the flows, pressures, and temperatures necessary for the test. Canada – Application To Requalify Cyclinders

BP Precision Machining provides a full range of pressure testing services, both high and low, to meet all pressure testing needs of our customers. Our pressure testing services include proof testing up to 30,000 PSI. For more information contact us today.