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
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