Chemical Metrology

The prime objective of Metrology in Chemistry is to provide the basis for comparability of chemical measurements and their traceability in order to establish global mutual recognition of analytical results and provide a technical foundation for wider agreements related to international trade, commerce and regulatory issues. Metrology in chemistry is currently applied in areas such as food quality, climate change, forensic science, hospital laboratory medicine and drug testing.

Realizing the need to have a proper chemical metrology infrastructure in place, in the country, ITI has taken initiatives to upgrade its QAD as a chemical reference laboratory. We have also applied for the designator status for this area from the Government. A team of experts from APMP also recommended that ITI to be designated for this purpose. SLAB has officially recognized ITI as a proficiency testing provider in the areas of chemical, microbiological and physical testing.

 

Proficiency Testing Programme (PECMA)

 Performance Evaluation of Chemical and Microbiological Analysis (PECMA) PT scheme is a third party professional scheme engaged in providing independent evidence of the validity of laboratory test results. We have successfully conducted several Proficiency Testing rounds during the recent past along and, in collaboration with other institutes/organizations. This programmes are conducted in accordance with the requirements of ISO 17043:2010 (General requirements for proficiency testing) and other applicable international guidelines by our competent staff. Three regular PT programmes are conducted annually at present.

 

Conducted PT Programmes

  • Arsenic in Rice (HM/2012/01)
  • Food Microbiology (FM/2012/01)
  • pH measurement in Water (pH/2012/01)

 Year 2014 PT Programmes  

  • PT on Ordinary Portland Cement

Year 2015 PT Programmes  

  • PT on Ordinary Portland Cement
  • PT on water microbiology
  • PT on food microbiology

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