REFERENCE MATERIAL PRODUCERS ACCREDITATION
NABL provides accreditation to Reference Material Producers (RMP) as per ISO 17034:2016. NABL is APLAC MRA signatory for RMP Accreditation(ISO Guide 34: 2009).
ISO 17034:2016 is intended for the use by reference material producers in the development and implementation of their management system for quality, administrative and technical operations. This Standard covers the production of certified and non-certified reference materials.
Reference material (RM)
Material, sufficiently homogeneous and stable with respect to one or more specified properties, which has been established to be fit for its intended use in a measurement process.
Certified reference material (CRM)
Reference material characterized by a metrological valid procedure for one or more specified properties, accompanied by a certificate that provides the value of the specified property, its associated uncertainty, and a statement of metrological traceability.
Benefits for RMP Accreditation:
- Facilitate easy & timely availability of less expensive reference material in country.
- RMs offer the highest level of Quality assurance, accuracy and traceability.
- It gives complete confidence that results are reliable and reproducible.
- Offer market differentiation and leadership.
- Cost & time saving, because the RMs help optimise operations and avoid multiple testing.
- International recognition to RM Producers.
Fee for RMP Accreditation: Rs. 25,000/ Category (upto 2 sub-categories) + Applicable GST
|Category A. Chemical Composition||Category B: Biological and Clinical Properties|
|A1. Metals||B1 General Medicine|
|A2. Inorganic reference materials||B2. Clinical Chemistry|
|A3. Organic reference materials||B3. Tissue Pathology and Cytology|
|A4. Environmental reference materials||B4. Haematology|
|A5. Health and industrial hygiene||B5. Immunohematology|
|A6. Engine wear materials||B6. Immunology|
|A7. Analysed gases||B7. Parasitology|
|A8. Forensic reference materials||B8. Bacteriology and Mycology|
|A9. Ion activity||B9 Virology|
|B10 Other biological and clinical reference Materials|
|B11 Forensic Reference Materials|
|Category C: Physical Properties||Category D: Engineering Properties|
|C1 Reference Materials with Optical Properties||D1 Surface Finish|
|C2. Reference Materials with Electrical and Magnetic Properties||D2. Sizing|
|C3. Reference Materials for Frequency Measurements||D3. Nondestructive Testing|
|C4. Reference Materials for Radioactivity||D4. Hardness|
|C5. Reference Materials for Thermodynamic Properties||D5. Impact Toughness|
|C6. Reference Materials for Physicochemical Properties||D6. Tensile Strength|
|C7. Reference Materials for Fibre Identification||D7. Elasticity|
|C8. Reference Materials for other properties||D8. Creep|
|D9. Fire Research|
|Category E: Miscellaneous Properties|
- ISO Guide 30: 2015: Reference materials – Selected terms and definitions.
- ISO Guide 31:2015 – Reference materials — Contents of certificates, labels and accompanying documentation.
- ISO Guide 33 : 2015 – Good practice in using reference materials.
- ISO Guide 35:2006 – Reference materials – General and statistical principles for certification.
- ISO 17034:2016 :General requirements for the competence of reference material producers’
- NABL-190 (Application form for RMP accreditation),
- NABL- 191 (Specific criteria for RMP accreditation)
- NABL-192 (Pre-assessment guidelines and forms for RMP accreditation),
- NABL 194 (Assessment forms and Checklist-based on ISO 17034:2016)