Institute of Petroleum and Natural Resources gets international accreditation

Research institute gained the accreditation from a North-American organization for the ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034 norms

16/02/2023 - 14h20

Photo: Giordano Toldo

The Institute of Petroleum and Natural Resources (IPR) received the international accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the largest accreditation organization in North America which provides services in over 75 countries. The IPR achieved the accreditation for the ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034 norms. 

The ISO/IEC 17025 determines the general requirements for the technical competence of laboratories, including quality management, reliability and trackability of data. The ISO 17034, on the other hand, refers to the production of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs), with the requirements for these materials to be produced in a consistent manner, ensuring accuracy and metrological trackability of these standards. 

“We have begun our process of accreditation of the Institute in the middle of 2021 with the implementation of the Quality Management System, focused on the qualification of our procedures and team,” comments director Felipe Dalla Vecchia. 

In December, the ANAB assessed the IPR based on the requirements for the ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034 norms, a process which was concluded without any registered non-conformities. The audit was held entirely in English. 

“The international accreditation of the IPR emphasizes our search for quality, both in our laboratories and procedures, and in our team, services and research. Now, the results shown by the IPR can be accepted in any country in the world, as valid and reliable data,” added the Institute’s Quality Manager, Filipe Albano. The scope of the accreditation may be verified in greater detail at the ANAB’s United States directory in this link. 

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