Polycontrols laboratory renew their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

Polycontrols flow calibration laboratory is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as a result of the outstanding achievement and continued dedication of his team.

‘’This ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation will continue to nurture, sustain and verify our commitment to quality and technical expertise in all areas of flow calibration. The ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures all customers will continue to receive high quality flow calibration services with the added confidence that all QA/QC systems are implemented at a high standard. Each part of the flow calibration process is proven to be suitable and compatible to provide accurate, reliable results ’’ says Roger Desaulniers, President of Polycontrols Technologies.

ISO/IEC 17025 is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories and includes management requirements that are related to the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system within the laboratory as well as technical requirements that include factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and/or calibrations performed at the laboratory.

Signed agreement with the NASA

Polycontrols will be contributing to the next mission to Venus, whose objective is to explore its surface which cannot be seen from Earth.

An agreement was reached with the NASA Glenn Research Center for the supply of a gas mixing system to simulate the atmosphere of the planet Venus. This system will reproduce the planet’s atmosphere to test the electronic equipment of the exploration module which must withstand thermal stress and a highly acidic and corrosive environment.

Venus is known as the Earth’s twin because the two planets are similar in size. Venus is closer to the sun than any other planet except Mercury. At its closest approach, Venus is about 38.2 million kilometers from Earth.

Although Venus is called the Earth twin, its surface conditions appear to be very different from those of the Earth. The planet is surrounded by thick clouds of sulfuric acid, preventing its observation. The surface of Venus is extremely hot and dry. The temperature of the planet’s surface is about 870 degrees F (465 degrees C), the temperature is higher than that of any other planet.

Most astronomers believe that Venus’s high surface temperature can be explained by what is known as the greenhouse effect. A greenhouse lets in radiant energy from the sun, but it prevents much of the heat from escaping. The thick clouds and dense atmosphere of Venus work in much the same way. The sun’s radiant energy readily filters into the planet’s atmosphere. But the large droplets of sulfuric acid present in Venus’s clouds — and the great quantity of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — seem to trap much of the solar energy at the planet’s surface.

Flow Technology Inc (FTI) – New distribution agreement

Polycontrols has signed an agreement for the representation of Flow Technology (FTI) product line. The addition of this manufacturer, recognized worldwide for its high accuracy turbine meters, PD Meters and specialized flow metering solutions, constitutes a strategic fit with the flow expertise offered. This partnership allows Polycontrols to deliver more than ever world class quality flow measurement solutions and unsurpassed industry experience with a focus on total customer satisfaction.

Broad Range. Users of Flow Technology’s precision flow metering devices range from major oil and gas companies drilling at the bottom of the North Sea, to leading food and beverage producers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and the NASA space program. Even winning Nascar™ and NHRA™ racing teams use FTI flow meters. FTI flow metering products are frequently used in mission critical applications, especially within the aerospace, military and oil and gas markets which they serve.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Polycontrols calibration lab recently achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. An international standard for evaluating the competence of calibration laboratories.

This breakthrough achievement makes Polycontrols the first, and currently the only organization in Canada, to provide ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited calibration for gas flow measurement.

ISO/IEC 17025 is considered by the calibration industry as the ultimate recognition of competence. This standard encompasses the entire calibration system and produces metrics for the calibration rig components, administrative systems for process operations, personnel proficiency, documentation supporting the traceability and total measurement uncertainty for the entire calibration facility. ISO/IEC 17025 standards ensure the highest level of confidence in accuracy and repeatability.