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Mass Flow Calibration Lab Undergoes Annual ISO 17025 Accreditation

BAYTOWN,TX  Mass Flow Technology’s Baytown, Texas and Sulphur, Louisiana gravimetric flow calibration laboratories have completed their annual ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. The audit process was performed by the Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA) out of Troy Michigan, a private organization, offering third-party accreditation services for testing and calibration laboratories. PJLA is a fully recognized accreditation body by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

(ILAC) and by the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) to provide testing and calibration accreditation services. ISO/IEC

17025:2017 is an International Standard designed for the accreditation of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. It includes quality management system requirements along with technical requirements to ensure that each laboratory is equipped to perform particular tests and calibration activities.

Mass Flow Technology has been involved with Perry Johnson Labs since 2002 and has maintained their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ever since. “Our clients are the “Who’s Who” of the petro-chem and oil and gas industry” say’s Claude Nowlin, General Manager at Mass Flow. “They demand a level of accuracy and traceability to ensure not only product quality but also safe and environmentally friendly operations. A meter that is out of tune and not functioning properly with in-accurate measurements can be costly to the manufacturer, produce inferior products and even result in a safety or environmental hazard.”

“The process is very in-depth and will illuminate any breakdowns or flaws in our standard operating procedures,” Nowlin continued. “This is why we look forward to PJLA every year. We process real meters through our labs that a customer is waiting for while every aspect of the operation is scrutinized and audited for compliance and accuracy,” Nowlin said.

“Organizations accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 enjoy many benefits including:

international recognition, access to the global marketplace, an efficient management system, and a strong competitive edge.”

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation offers many benefits:

– Demonstration of a well-established quality management system producing reliable and competent test and calibration results

– Reduction of the amount of supplier or regulatory assessments required

– Competitive advantage in the marketplace

– International Recognition of test and calibration reports