Flow Technology announced this week that its primary standard flowmeter calibration laboratory is now accredited to provide ISO/IEC 17025:2005 liquid calibrations.

Flow Technology, Inc. (www.ftimeters.com), a manufacturer of flow measurement instruments, systems and calibrators, received accreditation from the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for its primary standard flowmeter calibration laboratory. The facility is now accredited to provide 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 is recognized nationally and internationally as a laboratory accreditation program. NVLAP is conforms with recognized standards for the metrology industry, including NIST Handbook 150, ISO/IEC 17025 and Guide 58, as well as ANSI/NSCL 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. This audit is not only based on the lab”s calibrator documentation traceability, but also the process used to maintain guaranteed accuracy.

Flowmeter users, including those with aerospace, automotive, oil & gas and industrial operations, work with Flow Technology for primary standard calibration services for all types of flowmeters. All calibrations are traceable to NIST and ISO 9000 guidelines.