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1 Accreditation according to ISO/IEC in Europe Historic EA Europeing Accreditation Assessment Experience from Technical assessment 1

2 In year 1803 the foots in Europe had a big differences, depending not only in which country, also every town had its own size of the foot. The biggest was in Roma, 551 mm, and the smallest in Florence, 221 mm. 2

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4 The relation between a cubicfoot in Florence and Roma 4

5 The first step to solve this problem was taken in 1875 when BIPM and the Convention of the Meter was established. However it took until 1989 before we got the first international standard for calibration laboratories (ISO which later was replaced by ISO 17025). DID THIS HAVE ANY EFFECT?? 5

6 Intercomparison between national laboratories in Europe k-factor for screw meter - different calibration conditions 0.07 % Plot S-A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K ± 0.1 % A (19.5 C, 2.16 cst) B (20.0 C, 2.13 cst) C (19.9 C, 2.1 4cSt) D (24.9 C, 1.9 3cSt) E (15.3 C, 2.34cSt) F (23.3 C, 2,0 cst) G (14.8 C, 1.4 cst) H (19.8 C, 1.31 cst) I (25.1 C, 1.12 cst) J (20.3 C, 2.12 cst) K (20.0 C, 2.13cSt) flow rate [l/min] 6

7 In the regulation 765/2008 the EU parliament decided that all EU countries... must have a Board of Accreditation which have to follow the standard ISO must be a member of EA and follow their requirements. 7

8 The European co-operation for Accreditation Serving the European Economy and Society 8

9 Contents What is EA? EA organizational structure MLA Signatories Standards for Accreditation The Development of European Accreditation EA in the global network 9

10 Purpose of EA (1) The European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) is the Association of the national accreditation bodies that provide accreditation for the following conformity assessment activities: Calibration Testing Inspection Certification of quality, environmental management systems Certification of products Certification of persons EMAS verifiers 10

11 Purpose of EA (2) Provide Europe with an effective, reliable accreditation infrastructure Develop accreditation criteria and guidelines supporting harmonisation of practices Operate a sound, robust, reliable peer evaluation process Ensure equivalence of accreditation and equal reliability of accredited results Cooperate with the European Commission and other European, international stakeholders 11

12 The European co-operation for Accreditation (1) A not-for-profit association registered in the Netherlands in June Full Members representing 33 European economies 19 Contracts of Cooperation signed with non EU / EFTA AB s (6 ABs covered by the ENP, 5 ABs located in Europe, Russia and 7 ABs located outside Europe) Out of these contracts, 9 have turned into a bilateral agreement with EA. 12

13 EA & MLA Members April 2011 Calibration ; testing ; products, management systems certification and persons certification ; inspection Calibration ; testing ; products and management systems certification; inspection Calibration; testing; products and management systems certification Products, Persons and management system certification, Inspection Testing ; products, management systems certification ; inspection Testing Full members non signatories Contracts of Cooperation (European countries) 13

14 New Legislative Framework result of a review of New Approach European Commission initiated a review of the New Approach in 2003 Main aims: Improve Member States market surveillance practice More distinct requirements on Notified bodies More distinct responsibilities for importers and distributers Strengthen role of accreditation Recognition of European Cooperation for Accreditation, EA 2nd of February 2012 Technical barriers to trade - EU Tools 14

15 Global Vision A single worldwide programme of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business, regulators and the consumer, by ensuring that accredited services can be relied upon. Government and Regulators relying on the IAF and ILAC Arrangements to further develop or enhance trade agreements. To support the freedom of world trade by eliminating technical barriers, realising the free trade goal of tested, inspected or certified once and accepted everywhere'. 15

16 Coverage of the ILAC MRA (Apr 2011) ILAC MRA Signatories ILAC Associate Members ILAC Affiliate Members 16

17 INTERNATIONAL KEY COMPARISON OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON FLOW FACILITIES CCM FF K2 Draft A REPORT NO: 2008/18 PROJECT NO: FFIN56 DATE: 5 February ,05% Turbine C Force 1 CMS NMIJ NEL 1 NMi Force 2 SP NEL Kral C2 17

18 Assessment The assessment consist of 2 parts Assessment of the quality system. This is made by the national board of accreditation. Technical assessment. This is made by an assessor with technical experience. The technical assessor is checking methods of calibration, inspect the calibration rigs and measuring equipment, examine the uncertainty budget and intercomparison results. 18

19 Assessment of the competence of the staff who is performing calibration This is made by interviewing operators of testrigs and technical leaders. Sometimes also written examination are in use. Finally one or two of the operators are witnessed by the assessor during a calibration. This can be made together with an intercomparison 19

20 In ISO 17011, documented test and calibration intercomparisons are required, as evidence for accreditation. The accredistion body also shall check that the accredited lab regurlary takes part in intercomparisons, when such are avaliable. No choice! 20

21 Interlaboratory comparisons (ILC) or proficiency testing (PT) are common means of determining the testing performance of a laboratory. Proficiency testing is used by accreditation bodies to assess the technical competence of a laboratory and also by companies to ascertain the quality of measurement equipment and performance. CFI, Centre for Intercomparison, covers a wide range of measurement quantities, such as: Electrical Flow Force Length Mass Optical Pressure Temperature Torque Vacuum Volume 21

22 Youdenplot for spread analysis s a : spread in meter s b : spread from meter including test equipment Spread in test equipment: s b -s a 22

23 E n +/-1 approved E n >+/- 1 not approved 23

24 The common way of assessment 24

25 My way of assessment 25

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27 Some example of non comformaty which often are repeated Flowrate stability Puls collection Pipework Temperature stability 27

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40 Schematic drawing of test rig 40

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42 Thank you for listening Works as technical assessor for the National Board of Accreditation in Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Slovenia and United Kingdom. 42

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