After successful auditing in September last year, on January 26 the Central plant laboratory of Novokramatorsky Mashinostroitelny Zavod was accredited by the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine (NAAU).
NAAU, in the laboratory’s accreditation certificate, confirmed its competence in accordance with the requirements of the DSTU ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 standard in the field of testing and control in manufacturing castings from structural unalloyed steel, alloy steel and steel with special features, forgings from structural carbon and alloy steel, welding joints; in the field of non-destructive testing; physical-mechanical, physical-chemical and metallographic tests, as well as hardness tests.
The Central plant laboratory of NKMZ PJSC already had the approval certification document confirming its competence, which was issued by the main certification authority of Ukraine. But in 2015, the Law of Ukraine “On Metrology” annulled the term “certification of laboratories” itself, and today the authorities that carried out this certification do not exist.
Instead of the term “certification”, this Law introduced the term of a higher level – accreditation. As a result, Ukraine switched to the international standard DSTU ISO / IEC17025: 2017, which is a regulatory document specifying the requirements to the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, and which implies their accreditation. Confirmation as a result of accreditation of the laboratory’s compliance with the requirements of this standard means that it has both technical competence and functioning quality management system, which allows it to obtain technically based results of measurements. Today, an accredited laboratory that meets this standard of competence has a higher status than the previous certified laboratory.
The National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine, which has accredited the CPL of NKMZ PJSC is the only authority in our country that makes the assessment of test calibration laboratories for compliance with the international standard DSTU ISO / IEC17025: 2017. The agency’s credibility is confirmed by its full membership in ILAC, an international organization for laboratory accreditation, which activities are aimed at improving the quality and reliance in tests performed by laboratories, in conformity assessments and personnel qualifications.
The main result of accreditation of the Central plant laboratory of NKMZ PJSC is the international recognition of the reports of its tests, thanks to the corresponding agreement signed between NAAU and ILAC. And now there is no need to subject NKMZ products to repeated tests in the countries where this certificate of CPL accreditation is acknowledged.
Press Relation Service of NKMZ