Ashtead Technology secures UKAS accreditation for fifth year running
4 February 2020
Global subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has been endorsed for the fifth year in a row by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in recognition of its advanced subsea and oceanographic sensor calibration laboratory.
In addition, Ashtead Technology’s accredited testing laboratory (Ref No. 9097) – located in its global headquarters in Westhill, Aberdeen – has successfully met the requirements for the UKAS ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 international standard.
The detailed audit assesses the measurement accuracy of survey, positioning and oceanographic sensor equipment, as well as the technical competency of the calibration team.
In order to secure the accreditation, UKAS assessed Ashtead Technology on its on-site testing procedures, including its Measurement Uncertainty calculations. This calculation was decisive in the awards process, as it allows clients to assess the reliability and predictability of the results of calibration testing.
Following Ashtead Technology’s initial receipt of the accolade in 2015, UKAS has carried out annual audits to ensure that the Westhill facility continues to demonstrate world-class calibration testing expertise. This has been crucial in earning the company the latest 17025:2017 accreditation, superceding the company’s previous 2005 accolade.
The calibration laboratory is used to test and maintain Ashtead Technology’s extensive range of underwater equipment, as well as to provide testing facilities for third parties. A highly-trained team of on-site specialists ensure equipment is serviced and fault-free.
As part of its global service offering, Ashtead Technology also has calibration facilities in its Houston and Singapore offices.
UKAS assesses organisations which provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services to internationally-agreed standards. It is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom.
Brett Lestrange, Ashtead Technology Regional Director for Europe, said: “Achieving and maintaining our UKAS accreditation is a direct result of the commitment and hard work of our calibration team.
“Accuracy of measurement is crucial for any subsea operation and it is vital that companies can rely on the data received by our equipment, as it operates in some of the most challenging conditions on the planet.
“We are committed to providing our clients with the most efficient and innovative equipment for their project.”