ISO 17025 Accredited testing of protective coatings
We strive to continuously increase our service offering and maintain high quality. Therefore, our testing services of protective coatings are now in the last phase to obtain a ISO 17025 accreditation.
Pre-qualification testing of protective coatings in accordance with Norsok M-501 and ISO 20340 consist of various test methods depending on the area of application.
Procedures and routines
It is essential to have good procedures and routines for the testing and Norner has therefore decided to apply for ISO 17025 accreditation within protective coating testing area.
Our intention is to fulfil the intention given in “Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communique – General Requirements for the testing and calibration laboratories”:
“A laboratory’s fulfilment of the requirement of ISO/IEC 17025 means the laboratory meets both the technical competence requirements and managing systems requirements that are necessary for it to consistently deliver technically valid tests and calibrations. The management systems requirements in ISO/IEC are written in language relevant to laboratory operation and operate generally in accordance with the principles of ISO 9001”.
Advantages for our customers will be:
Our equipment and instruments are regular checked by accredited and independent third party.
Our test methods are according to latest versions of international standards.
Accurate traceability throughout the complete testing.
Overview over uncertainty budget related to testing.
Skilled and approved personnel in all functions.
Accredited management systems.
ISO 17025 accreditation
ISO 17025 accreditation is a demanding and time-consuming process, but has increased our knowledge in all functions throughout our organization. We are certain that this breakthrough in quality improvement will improve quality in the whole value chain within the coating industry.