AMETEK Land India Lab Secures NABL Accreditation

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Contact: Prasath Venkatasamy +91 80-6782-3240, e-mail: prasath.venkatasamy@ametek.com

AMETEK LAND INDIA SECURES NABL CALIBRATION LAB ACCREDITATION

BANGALORE, INDIA – AMETEK LAND India announced that it has secured accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for meeting the international standards for calibration laboratories: ISO/IEC-17025:2005. The ISO/IEC 17025 standard specifically evaluates a laboratory’s technical competence, impartiality and performance.

The AMETEK Land India laboratory, which was established and began calibration and repair operations in 2011, is the first OEM (original equipment manufacturer)-approved facility to receive NABL accreditation. It is accredited to offer thermal calibration in the range of 0ºC to1600ºC for tests carried out in-house and 0ºC to1200ºC for on-site calibrations. In addition, the laboratory is accredited to ISO9001 for its repair and recalibration services

The NABL is an autonomous body that operates under the aegis of the Indian government’s Department of Science & Technology. It was established to provide regulators and industry with third-party laboratory accreditation to testing, calibration and medical laboratories in accordance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards.

The NABL assessment team recognised the Calibration Laboratory’s systems and infrastructure as one of the best it had assessed for non-contact Infrared pyrometer calibration in India. AMETEK LAND’s NABL certificate carries the ref. no. C-1200

“This is a very exciting development for our laboratory and is testament to the expertise of our team as well as our investment in training and equipment,” comments Prasath Venkatasamy, Service Manager for AMETEK LAND India. “We now can offer fully accredited remote temperature measurement and calibration services to customers in a wide range of different industries, which will help us to further develop our business.”

AMETEK LAND operates in many industries, including steel, automotive, glass and petrochemical, and is recognized worldwide for the accuracy of its non-contact temperature measurement and its ability to certify to United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS), NABL and all other internationally recognized standards for both its own equipment and that of other manufacturers.

AMETEK Land India provides a full service testing, carrying out repairs and recalibration, which can be done at either its customers’ locations or at AMETEK LAND’s facilities in Bangalore. With NABL accreditation, its laboratories now offer a one-stop shop for preventative maintenance, calibration, certification and repairs, giving its Indian customers greater confidence in AMETEK's ability to support them fully over the lifespan of the product.

“It is important that manufacturers, who rely on accurate temperature measurement for maintaining the highest quality standards, to have their instruments calibrated periodically at an accredited laboratory with the ability to meet to internationally recognized standards,” adds Prasath Venkatasamy.

AMETEK LAND now has ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratories in the United States, United Kingdom and India offering the highest level of non-contact temperature certification services. For more on its NBAL accredited services, visit the AMETEK Land website at www.landinst.com.

Note to editors:
AMETEK LAND (www.landinst.com) is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc. a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. It designs and manufactures a wide range of instruments for industrial non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental monitoring. For more information, e-mail land.enquiry@ametek.co.uk or in the Americas irsales@ametek.com.

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