Flow Technology, Inc. (FTI, www.ftimeters.com), a manufacturer of flow measurement instruments, systems and calibrators, earned re-accreditation from the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, enabling FTI’s primary standard flowmeter calibration laboratory to continue providing ISO/IEC 17025:2005 liquid calibrations.
A U.S. government program administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, www.nist.gov), NVLAP provides accreditation services to U.S. industry. NVLAP is in full conformance with all recognized standards for the metrology industry, including NIST Handbook 150, ISO/IEC 17025 and Guide 58, as well as ANSI/NCSL Z540. NVLAP accreditation criteria were established in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR, Title 15 Part 285), NVLAP Procedures and General Requirements.
A calibration laboratory must be audited annually to maintain its NVLAP accreditation. The audit focuses not only on the laboratory”s calibration uncertainties, but also on its management system, processes and procedures.