LEPSE’s metrological lab gets open-ended approval certificates

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 23, 2015. LEPSE (a member enterprise of Ural Vagon Zavod Corporation) got its metrological lab certified for ensuring the uniformity of measurements; the approval certificates are not limited in time, the company press service reports.

Following the submission of all the papers (a certification application, the lab’s quality control manual, certificates for standards of units, and data relating to the measuring rooms and the lab workers who do the measurements), LEPSE was visited by Rosakkreditatsiya committee in September. The committee found the lab’s performance flawless and provided the certificate which means the plant is now allowed to verify its measuring instruments on its own without having to invite extraneous organizations.

The plant’s senior lab expert Vladimir Kokoulin says the certificate will result in some 16m RUR worth of savings annually.

‘This open-ended certificate will help us both save money as well as time and efforts. LEPSE is known to operate around 56,000 measuring devices, each of which needs to be verified on a regular basis. A simple caliper gage takes forty minutes to verify, an indicator takes about an hour. This is a time-consuming but necessary task. Any measuring tool, be it an ohmmeter or a 3-coordinate measuring machine, must provide us with reliable information on the quality of a piece. So competence, impartiality, and precision are seen as our top priorities,’ Kokoulin says.

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