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Latest news from the Global Leaders in Gas Measurement

We are only just entering into Q2 of 2015 and there is already lots to tell you.

Primary Standards (PRGM) – Another World First

EffecTech has been awarded ISO 17025 accreditation to prepare and supply Class I Primary Reference Gas Mixtures (PRGM) to their customers.  Primary standards, which provide the best (lowest) commercially available uncertainties in the field of gas metrology, were previously only available from National Metrology Institutes. 
Following a technical assessment by a team from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), EffecTech was granted this prestigious accreditation for the preparation of primary standards by high precision gravimetry.  Rigorous purity analysis of raw materials in combination with highly accurate weighing procedures ensures world leading reference values and uncertainties.  The composition of a primary standard is calculated directly from gravimetry and verified by a large number of analytical measurements in accordance with ISO/FDIS 6142 Part 1.

ISO 17025 accreditation for multi-component emission gases

EffecTech has gained ISO 17025 accreditation to produce and calibrate multi-component emission gases used by the stack emission monitoring market.  EffecTech is already accredited for binary mixtures (a single component in nitrogen or air) but this extension to our capability allows several components in a single cylinder to be prepared and calibrated.  This provides a lower cost and more convenient solution for traceable and regulated calibrations.  The extension to scope also includes nitrogen dioxide and a wider range of carbon monoxide calibrations.

Lead time for emission calibration gases is 2 – 4 weeks.

Science & Technology Business of the Year 2015

Science & Technology - WINNER

Following our success in winning the Staffordshire Sentinel's Small Business of the Year Award in 2014, EffecTech has scooped yet another prestigious award in 2015.  EffecTech was chosen by the judges from Staffordshire University and crowned "Science and Technology Business of the Year" in an awards ceremony held in the King's Hall, Stoke-on-Trent on 24 March 2015.

The judges were looking for an outstanding company who could demonstrate that their innovative use of science and technology is helping them to improve and grow their business, recruit additional employees and benefit the wider community and environment.

EffecTech has made a number of world leading innovations over the last year including the production of validated cryogenic reference liquids for LNG applications which has never been achieved by anyone before.

Why ISO 10723? – Technical Paper

EffecTech has prepared a short technical paper outlining the answers to our most frequently asked question - What is the ISO 10723 performance evaluation and why is it necessary? To see this paper click here.

Service reminders

Standard delivery for ISO 17025 calibration gases to UK or ex works Worldwide:
  • 2 – 3 weeks for hydrocarbon calibration gases
  • 4 – 5 weeks for sulphur mixtures
  • 2 – 4 weeks for emission gases
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Performance evaluation according to ISO 10723:2012 & ISO 17020 inspection of gas quality measurement systems
By investing in annual inspections and ISO 17025 site calibrations provided by an independent, specialist company, the traceability and accuracy of your data is guaranteed and can be greatly improved. The improvement in quality will increase the confidence in the analytical results which are used to calculate the physical properties and ultimately the commercial value of the gas. learn more… 

Flow metering validation
Gas flow uncertainties are the dominant factor in the energy equation and regular validations will minimise mis-measurements and un-accounted for gas.

EffecTech are ISO 17025 accredited for on-site calibrations of temperature, pressure and differential pressure ensuring traceable validations with defined uncertainty.

We operate a re-calibration database and will remind clients of forthcoming instrument calibrations. learn more…

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