ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation
Blog | 18.09.20
Since August 7th, 2019, Labino AB is an accredited calibration laboratory as per ISO/IEC 17025 with scope in UV-A and white light calibrations. Our accreditation has been approved by the Swedish board SWEDAC and carries an accreditation number 10391.
One of the greatest problems in the NDT industry today is the lack of accurate calibrations. Many companies try to calibrate inhouse or at calibration labs that are not audited by anyone and do not follow a procedure that is considered adequate for calibrations. Often, the equipment used is very basic, such as a handheld UV light used by NDT inspectors. The consequences of wrong readings is a domino effect of confusion across the industry.
Example: Companies that are required to follow Rolls-Royce RRES 90061 and Airbus AITM6-1001 have a maximum limit in intensity of 5,000 μW/cm2. It is often the case that readings on the manufacturers unit test reports shows a different number than what is measured on the field. The Rolls-Royce and Airbus vendors that use these lights cannot use them if they read above 5,000 μW/cm2.
The ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is a significant improvement towards standardization of values as the auditor ensures that the procedures followed and the equipment used are adequate and lead to the correct readings. Many reputable Aerospace companies have adopted ISO/IEC 17025, “with scope in UV and White Light calibrations” as a requirement in their UV meter calibrations.
The cost of a calibration is approximately USD 250 or EUR 220.