BOGOTÁ, Colombia, 13 Jan. 2015. National Accreditation Organization of Colombia (ONAC, Organismo Nacional de Acreditación de Colombia) officials awarded Intertek ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for a state-of-the-art jet fuel laboratory in Bogotá.
Intertek is the first independent laboratory to be awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation in the oil and gas sector in Colombia. Jet fuel is tested by Intertek worldwide to check for quality and compliance to industry specifications.
“This recognition of our laboratory’s expertise enables Intertek to help our clients cultivate new markets globally by adding value to their products and processes,” says Carlos Velasco, Intertek West Coast South America manager. “We also save them costs by reducing or eliminating the need to test jet fuel in other countries.”
According to officials, jet fuel laboratory ISO / IEC 17025:2005 accreditation provides Intertek clients in Colombia with:
- Timely access to update standards and documents.
- Ability to review, identify, and fulfill customer global requirements locally.
- Provide testing required in accredited laboratories.
- Support from other accredited testing laboratories and international organizations.
- Issue internationally recognized reports.
Intertek provides global 24/7 services to the fuel refining and aviation industries, including quality and quantity testing, troubleshooting, and inspection. Additional expertise for aviation lubricants and fluids is available from Intertek’s AeroCHECK network.
Intertek is a quality solutions provider of auditing and inspection, testing, training, advisory, quality assurance, and certification.