40 YEARS OF WORLD-LEADING SERVICE
DRONFIELD, ENGLAND, – -The Calibration Laboratory of Land Instruments International, the first thermal measurement laboratory to receive British Calibration Service (BCS) certification, celebrated its 40th anniversary on July 23, 2010.
Initially established in 1970 to satisfy customer requirements for accurate temperature calibration, the Land Calibration Laboratory was the first accredited by the BCS (now the United Kingdom Accreditation Service-UKAS) to issue calibration certificates in the field of thermal measurements.
The laboratory also was the first accredited to issue certificates that meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, the principal international standard used by testing and calibration laboratories.
“Since 1970, the Land Calibration Laboratory has issued over 18,500 certificates,” notes Mick Broughton, UKAS Team Leader for Land Instruments.
“Its success is a testament to the dedication of the people who worked here over the last 40 years. Their efforts have earned Land an indisputable reputation for having world’s best temperature calibration laboratory.”
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ED NOTE: What the news story from Land Instruments on this subject neglected to say was that the Land Calibration Laboratory was one of the first, if not the first, private laboratory in the world to receive certification from a National Metrology Institute (NPL (the National Physical Laboratory in the UK) via BCS) in the fields of Thermal Visual & Infrared Radiation Thermometry.
Furthermore, we have it on good authority, that the Laboratory Inspector who conducted one of the first Land laboratory?? audits was the now retired, well-known NPL Physicist Dr. T. J, Quinn, CBE FRS, a highly respected metrologist and researcher on the NPL staff at the time. Dr. Quinn attained even more prominence later when he became the Director (1988-2003, now Director Emeritus) of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) near Paris, France. He also is the author of the incredible Monograph “Temperature” ( ISBN-10: 0125696817), Academic Press, 1991.