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RISE Intercomparisons arranges intercomparisons for quality assurance

Intercomparisons and skills testing are a common way of determining the performance of a laboratory. It is used by laboratories and companies to ensure technical competence and ensure the quality of measuring equipment and design.

Cause

Intercomparisons are a very effective tool for laboratories to show that they have good, accurate and quality assured measurement results. We offer intercomparisons in a number of different technology areas and also arrange courses within the subject.

We arrange comparisons between laboratories and provide the organization, execution and evaluation of calibrations or tests made on the same or similar objects or materials by two or more laboratories in accordance with predetermined conditions.

Competency testing can also be used to ensure measurement performance in a laboratory over time, as well as identifying areas of improvement. It is a good way to develop the expertise of laboratory personnel and to establish consistency between different laboratories.

The results of an intercomparison can be used to show that a company has a good technical basis when discussing business contacts as well as when developing laboratory measurement uncertainties.

Method

An intercomparison measurement allows you to perform a measurement assignment with an instrument without knowing the instrument's performance or error in advance. The measurements are performed by the laboratory staff in the measurement context of the laboratory concerned. This is of great value because the results reveal relevant influences from the various parts of the laboratory's measurement system, such as the chosen measurement method, environment etc. The confidentiality of the competence test results is maintained by identifying each participant only with a unique code. The competency test organizer will not disclose confidential information to third parties. After listing for an intercomparison, your company will receive confirmation from the organizer.

Normally, it is up to each laboratory to plan when to participate in a comparison survey. However, an accredited laboratory must meet the requirements of ISO / IEC 17025 which prescribe participation in a number of quality assurance activities, including participation in comparative measurements. If there has been a major change in the operation of a laboratory, introduction of a new procedure, reference equipment etc., then participation in an intercomparison is normally recommended. Historically, it has been very difficult for laboratories in certain calibration and test areas to make these planned comparisons because there have been too few available times. RISE Comparisons offers a five-year plan where each laboratory can plan its activities for years to come.

Five-year Plan

All competency testing is planned and performed in accordance with a quality system that complies with ILAC G13: 200 "Guidelines for the Competence of Providers of Proficiency Testing Service" and which meets the requirements of ISO guide 43-1.

Variables

RISE Comparisons cover a wide range of measurement sizes, such as:

Electricity - Flow - Power - Length - Mass - Torque - Optics - Temperature - Pressure - Vacuum - Volume

Commitments for participants in an intercomparison

  • The application is binding and refunds must be sent to the organizer before the deadline stated in the information. If rebates are sent after this date, the organizer may charge a full fee.
  • Reporting of results from the participants must be done according to the measurement instructions. If the results are presented in a different way, then the organizer of the intercomparison has the right to exclude these results from the final report.

  • Any complaints or comments about the intercomparison should be sent directly to the organizer. It is then up to the organizer or a reference group for the intercomparison to decide whether this should be included in the report or not.

  • The measurement and reporting schedule must be kept. If participants need more time, they should request this by contacting the organizer as soon as possible.

Deliveries

Report

More information

RISE Intercomparisons, which is a Center for Comparative Measurement (competency testing) and has been developed to serve calibration and test laboratories to ensure their measurement capability according to ISO / IEC 17025. We have previously been part of the CFI - Center for Intercomparisons.

RISE Intercomparisons covers a wide range of different measurement sizes, instruments and measurement accuracy levels and our goal is to serve both measurement laboratories and industrial users.

Since there are many non-accredited laboratories that also need to ensure their measurement capability, these are also serviced.

Comparison measurement or competency testing is also called audit, intercomparison, test comparison, ring text and round robin.


Ordering

Inquiries and orders are sent to jamforelser@ri.se

Facts

Service

RISE Intercomparisons arranges comparisons for quality assurance

Metrology Area

Photometry and radiometry, Force and torque, Length and geometry, Mass / Weight, Temperature, Pressure and vacuum, Volume and flow

Innovation area

Calibration and control, Professional education, Generic metrology and measurement technology

Delivery level

Non-accredited

Standards

ISO/IEC 17025

Price

Price on tender

Delivery time

See the respective intercomparison.

Preparations

No preparation needed

Viktoria Jonasson

Contact person

Viktoria Jonasson

Högskoleingenjör

+46 10 516 56 39
viktoria.jonasson@ri.se

Read more about Viktoria

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