Calibration of gas flow, gas volume, speed and amount of substance gases equipment

The gas and flow laboratory is undergoing development to bring greater dynamics to all services provided. The laboratory is accredited by IPAC – the national entity member of EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation) to perform calibration in the following equipment: Gas volume and flow  Domestic and industrial gas meters Flowmeters Wet gas meters Anemometers Amount of material Gas analysers (CO; CO2; NO; NO2; SO2; O2; H2S; CH4; C3H8) Certifications of gaseous mixtures (CO; CO2; C3H8; O2)  
Occupational health and safety

Occupational health and safety

Industrial hygiene Assessment and control of workers' exposure to physical, chemical and biological agents in industrial establishments, workshops, warehouses and laboratories Assessment studies on occupational exposure are performed on the basis of international reference documents and international and portuguese standards (ex: NIOSH; OSHA; HSE; AIHA; NP 1796:2007). Chemical agents  Qualitative risk assessment - identification of chemical agents in the work environment and assessment of the risk arising from the presence of these agents, based on their toxicological and physical properties  Quantitative risk assessment of chemical agents - dust, fibres, gases, vapours, aerosols and smoke Physical agents Assessment of thermal comfort according with ISO 7730 Assessment of thermal stress, with calculation of WBGT index, according with ISO 7243 Assessment of exposure to artificial optical radiation Assessment of exposure to electromagnetic fields, particularly ionising and non-ionising radiation Assessment of lighting levels  Biological agents Assessment of exposure to biological agents, with identification of risk groups. Indoor air quality assessment Assessment of indoor air quality in buildings and non-residential autonomous fractions involving regular safety inspection of the HVAC system and measurement of chemical, physical and biological parameters (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), ozone, formaldehyde, PM10, radon, bacteria, fungi, legionella, temperature, humidity, air speed, air flow rates, number of renewals, efficiency of ventilation and pressure differential, in order to check under pressure or overpressure of rooms).  Assessment of thermal comfort and stress Thermal comfort assessment based on ISO 7730:2005 and proposal of appropriate technical solutions to each case. Thermal stress assessment based on WBGT index (Wet Bulb Globe Temperature), according to ISO 7243. Radiological protection program Development of radiological protection programs in companies that have radioactive sources, and definition of actions to develop regarding protection against ionizing radiation. Classification of clean rooms Classification of clean rooms based on ISO 14644.  
Dimensional equipment calibration

Dimensional equipment calibration, roughness and hardness

ISQ dimensional metrology laboratory develops new techniques and testing, calibration and measurement solutions. It performs also calibrations on the following equipment: Callipers Internal and external Micrometers, of two point, three point and depth Dial gauge Measuring, plane and bevelled rods Gauge blocks Standard wires   Settings standards Optical glass  Plug and ring gauges: plain or threaded Surfaces in granite and steel Gaps/ray/screw verifiers Levels  Universal bevel protractor Squares Test Sieves Thickness gages Roughness standards  Periphery tapes Scales 3D Measuring machines Hardness testers Measuring columns  Profile projector Extensometer Measuring banks Tool machines  Speed  
Temperature and humidity testing

Temperature and humidity testing

Accredited laboratory to perform testing in the areas of temperature and humidity. Test and characterization equipment Ovens/Incubators/Refrigerators/Chest freezers/Freezing chambers/ (-197 to 350 ºC) Vacuum ovens / liquid baths (-197 to 180 ºC) Climatic chambers (-50 to 180 °C / 5 to 98 %RH) Climatic test room/wharehouse (environmental conditions) Calibrators ovens (-197 to 1500 °C) Thermocycler/heated blocks (35 to 450 ºC) Dry block heaters (-100 to 1500 ºC) Muffle furnace (100 to 1200 °C) Qualification climatic chambers (pharmaceutical), refrigerators, refrigerated vehicles (-80 to 20 °C) Climatic test room/Refrigeration chamber/Hospitals freeze/Ultra-low temperature freezers (-80 to 0 °C) Cell preservation tanks (-196 ºC) Sterilization autoclaves (0 to 140 °C / 0 to 2.5 bar abs.) Centrifugal machines, testing of temperature and rotation (1 to 30000 rpm) Timers - determination of time between occurrences T ≥ 0.5 s  
Dimensional testing and measurement of components

Dimensional testing and measurement of components

The Dimensional Laboratory seeks to develop new techniques and solutions of testing and calibrations, using highly qualified technical staff and capable equipment and always trying to keep modern, optimised laboratory premises, duly prepared for calibration and measurement operations, to achieve the best results. The laboratory performs measurement of components (assorted moulds), among others parts in the different sectors of the industry. We perform also digitalisation of parts for further comparison purposes with the help of CAD or for reverse engineering purposes.

Electrical equipment testing and component reliability

Electric equipment testing covered by the Low Voltage Directive according to the European Standards which assumes its compliance with the essential safety requirements. Performance of this kind of testing is one of the pre-conditions for CE marking, within the scope of safety of electric equipment and its sale in the European Economic region. Testing to monitoring and support to manufacturers in the validation of all stages of product from specifications through to review testing and product inspection. This process may involve a product certification body. ISQ has agreements with the Certification Body CERTIF (Association for the Certification) for swifter certification process which issue the licenses based in the ISQ test reports. Reliability testing of components or sub-assemblies in the electric and electronics field, automotive and aerospace. In-service electric equipment testing Testing and measurement of electrical equipment and instrumentation in operation, checking its legal and regulation compliance, maintenance and safety conditions in the electric engineering and instrumentation area. Insulation resistance and dielectric strength Checking transformers processing ratio (TPR) TT and TI processing ratio Circuit-breakers up to 600 A Direct and indirect relays Resistance of earth connection and continuity of earth connection Differential protections Power load testing of emergency generators with resistive loads up to 300 kW Checking the status of each element of the battery Checking the condition of system capacitors of power factor correction Measurement of the contact resistance of the contacts of the poles of isolators and circuit-breakers Direct and indirect relays Measurement of currents, voltages, power and other ratios Thermographic examinations Field instruments Measurement and control loops Electric safety and performance testing of different appliances Transformers (EN 61558 series) Switches for appliances (EN 61058 series) Control devices (EN 60730 series) Electronic equipment (EN 60065) Electrical equipment for industrial use (EN 60204 series) Household, commercial and similar appliances (EN 60335 series) Information technology equipment (EN 60950 series) Light sources, including lighting appliances or luminaires (EN 60598 series) Low-voltage switchgear and control gear for electrical installations - sockets and connectors (IEC 60884, NP EN 1260, EN 50075 standards), installation switches (EN 60669 series), connection devices (EN 60998 series), boxes and enclosures (EN 60670 series) Welding machines (EN 60974 series) Electric low voltage switchboards (EN 61439 series) Laboratory equipment (EN 61010) Fire detection and fire alarm systems (EN 54 series) Intrusion detection systems (EN 50131 series) IP index of protection of enclosures (EN 60529) Reliability testing of components Reliability testing of components or sub-assemblies in the electric and electronics field, automotive and aerospace. Durability testing of assemblies and components, ensuring at the same time monitoring of different parameters (electrical, mechanical, etc.). Cold and dry heat (EN 60068-2-1, EN 60068-2-2) Damp heat (EN 60068-2-30, EN 60069-2-78) Heat and temperature cyclic (EN 60068-2-38) Ageing combining different cycles of temperature and humidity Saline mist (EN 60068-2-11, EN 60068-2-52) Thermal shock and temperature variation (EN 60068-2-14) Exposure to dust (EN 60529, EN 60068-2-68) Leak tightness (EN 60529) Drop (EN 60068-2-31, EN 60068-2-32) Low pressure and dry heat (EN 60068-2-41) Ozone Fluency Solar radiation and rain (EN 60068-2-5, EN 60068-2-9) Power pumping, cyclical twisting Sinusoidal vibration, random and shock in 3 axes, combined with cycles of temperature and humidity (EN 60068-2-6, EN 60068-2-27, EN 60068-2-53, EN 60068-2-64) Resistance to chemical agents Mechanical and electrical endurance Assessment tests of mechanical resistance to impact  
Calibration in the areas of mass

Calibration in the areas of mass, volume and force

The Laboratory of Mass, Volume and Force is accredited by the IPAC  – the national entity member of EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation) to perform calibrations in the following equipment. Mass OIML masses Unclassified masses   Weighing instruments Volume Micropipettes Dispensers Piston burettes Laboratory glassware Force Dynamometers Force proving rings Tension and/or compression testing machines Torque wrenches Torque meters  
Calibration of optical and topographic equipment

Calibration of optical and topographic equipment

The Laboratory of Optic Metrology is the only accredited laboratory in Portugal for equipment calibration in the fields of photometric and topography. We perform calibration of the following equipment: Photometric Lux meters Luminance meters Colour meters Spectrophotometer and optic filters Optical fibres Optical power measurers Wavelength measurers Laser sources Optic attenuators Optic spectrum analysers and time-domain optic reflection measurement unit (OTDR). Topography Theodolite Total stations EDM's Optical levels Rotating laser levels Non-accredited services Collimators Distance meters Invar rods Topographical sight Laser levels  
Calibration and testing of clinic hospital equipment

Calibration and testing of clinic hospital equipment

LABMETRO Health is an accredited laboratory performing equipment and calibration tests in the clinical and hospital area. Stability and temperature homogeneity testing Blood fridges (tests with blood simulators) Platelet incubators (with agitation testing) Plasma defrosters Fridges, freezer cabinets Cryopreservation tanks Thermostatic greenhouses and baths Autoclaves (includes pressure test) Washing machines Thermal cyclers HPLC ovens Thermal blocks Centrifugal machines (includes rotation testing) Climatic chambers (it includes moistness testing) Greenhouses of CO and O2 (it includes calibration of gases) Calibrations Sensors of temperature and sensors of temperature and moistness Precision weighing machines, personal weighing machines and blood agitators  Mass-standard Pipettes, micropipettes and burettes Dispensers, volumetric balloons, test tubes and syringes Blood pressure measurers Mono-gas and multi-gas analyzers (CO, CO2, O2) Flow meters  
Management systems consulting/auditing

Management systems consulting/auditing

Management systems consulting is there to help organisations by creating methodologies that help them develop and find the best way to achieve improved internal process effectiveness and efficiency, thus offering more suitable products, meeting the expectations of customers and helping them to increase their productivity and competitiveness in an ever more competitive environment. Consulting services rendered by ISQ further enable organisations to certify their management system, particularly in highly regulated sectors, in order to maintain their competitiveness. Quality ISQ provides consulting and auditing services of quality managements systems according to the universal used standard NP EN ISO 9001. Other standards or technical specifications adapted to industrial sectors can be used by ISQ, such as, TS 16949 to the car industry. Energy Energy management systems consultancy ensures more rational product enhancement during the different processing stages and control of energy impacts. The ISQ approach focuses on minimizing energy consumption while ensures the quality of both products and processes assisting companies in their corporate responsibility improvement. ISQ use commonly NP EN 16001 standard (equivalent to ISO 50001). Innovation and development To provide consulting and auditing services of innovation and development managements systems ISQ use NP 4456, NP 4457, NP 4458 standards along with technical specifications adapted to specific industrial sectors. Social responsibility and sustainability Analysis and control of social impacts contribute positively to the development of products and processes and the quality perceived by the community, resulting in duly implemented social and ethical practices. Internationally accepted standard is SA 8000, although ISQ also uses the increasingly relevant GRI - Global Reporting Initiative reference. Food safety Analysis and control of the impacts on quality to ensure maximization of the quality perceived by customers and compliance with the implicit quality in the product, normally governed by compulsory legal requirements. Commonly used standard is NP EN ISO 22000 (equivalent to ISO 22000). ISQ also uses the BRC and IFS references, increasingly required in many contracts. Safety and health at work Consultancy in safety at work management systems enables organisations to certify their health and safety at work management systems. Standard used is NP 4397 (similar to OHSAS 1800 specification). Other standards or technical specifications adapted to industrial sectors are additionally used by ISQ. Environment Consultancy in environmental management systems by ISQ is there to analyse and reduce environmental impacts during the production cycle and on all stages of product processing. Universally used standard is NP EN ISO 14001 (equal to ISO 14001). There are further standards or technical specifications adapted to industrial sectors and which can be used as reference or used complementarily. Integrated management systems ISQ consulting in Integrated Management Systems enables organizations, in addition to the development of their internal processes, to obtain certification of its integrated management system, covering aspects related to environmental impacts, quality, social and safety and health at work, usually governed by compulsory legal requirements. Standards used are NP EN ISO 14001, NP EN ISO 9001, SA 8000 and NP 4397, respectively for environment, quality, social responsibility and safety and health at work.  
Calibration of electric equipment and radiofrequency

Calibration of electric equipment and radiofrequency

The Laboratory of Electric Metrology and Radiofrequency performs equipment calibrations in the electric and radiofrequency area both in its laboratory, in the mobile laboratory or at the customer's premises. Equipment calibration in the following magnitude DC and low frequency Calibrations of direct current or alternated current, resistance, capacity, inductance and of active or reactive mono-phase or three-phase electric power. High frequency Power calibrations in RF (power sensors and measurers), amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, phase modulation, harmonic distortion, attenuation, reflection and transmission coefficients.  
Life support equipment calibration

Life support equipment calibration

Labmetro Health performs testing and calibrations on life support equipment, abiding by the procedures stated in norms IEC 60601, part 2 and relevant to each type of equipment. Equipment Infusion systems  Ventilators Vital signal monitors  Electrocardiographs Defibrillators Electro scalpels  
Assessment / Inspection of radiologic safety conditions

Assessment / Inspection of radiologic safety conditions

The Laboratory of Electric and Radiofrequency Metrology performs equipment calibrations in the electric and radiofrequency area in its premises (Lisbon or Oporto districts), in a mobile laboratory or at the customer's facilities. Equipment calibration in the following magnitude DC and low frequency Calibrations of direct voltage and alternated voltage, direct current or alternated current, resistance, capacitance, inductance and of active or reactive mono-phase or three-phase electric power/energy. High frequency Power calibrations in RF (power sensors and power meter), amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, phase modulation, harmonic distortion, attenuation, reflection and transmission coefficients.  
Calibration of acoustic and vibration equipment

Calibration of acoustic and vibration equipment

The Acoustics and Vibration Laboratory performs calibration of different equipment associated to noise measurement and clinical audiometric studies. It offers solutions to the industrial area by performing vibration measurement and equipment calibration, along with works in the hygiene and safety areas, particularly as regards vibrations associated to the human body. Acoustics IEC61672 Sound lever meters Sound lever meter filters of octave band and fractional octave band - IEC61260 Acoustic calibrators Noise dosimeters Piston phones Audiometers Vibration Singe axis and triple axis accelerometers with capacity for frequency response ascertainment Vibration calibrators Vibration measurement systems  Vibration measurement systems associated to human body, hand-arm, whole body Systems of vibration measurement, in accordance with standard ISO 8041:2005, from 0,5 Hz to 10 kHz Calibration of seismographs
Diagnosis of compliance with the legal requirements

Diagnosis of compliance with the legal requirements

Environmental diagnosis and health and safety in the workplace audit/diagnosis services are there to advise organizations on the compliance with the applicable law. The audit/assessment/diagnosis “portrays” the environmental and health and safety in the workplace legal status of an organization. ISQ offers a Database of Legislation - BDLeg  to help companies understand and manage the Portuguese and EU legislation applicable to their activities, in the areas of environment, quality and safety and health in the workplace and, in addition, to allow the compliance as regards requirements (point 4.3.2) of standards ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001. ISQ expertise Check on site fulfilment of legal requirements Identification of measures for improvement Definition of an action after each analysis Audit report/diagnosis  
Equipment calibration for temperature and humidity

Equipment calibration for temperature and humidity

The metrology, temperature and humidity laboratory has been granted due Accreditation to perform calibrations both in its laboratory (-196 to 1500ºC) and at the customer's premises (- 30 to 1200ºC). Calibration in laboratory Direct reading thermometers with temperature sensor (-197 to 1500 °C) Thermometers immersion liquid column partial or total (-197 to 400 °C) Platinum resistance thermometers and thermocouples (-197 to 1500 °C) Temperature recorders/data loggers (-197 to 1500 °C) Thermohygrometers, hygrometers, psychrometers and air temperature sensors, relative humidity/thermohygographs (-50 to 250 °C / 5 to 95 %RH) Pyrometers optical/infrared thermometers (-30 to 1500 °C) Contact thermometers (22 to 400 °C), to -30 ºC without accreditation Calibration at the costumer Direct reading thermometers with temperature sensor (-100 to 1200 ºC) Temperature recorders/data loggers (-100 to 1200 ºC) Hygrometers and air temperature sensors (0 to 50 °C / 10 to 95% RH)  
Calibration of pressure equipment

Calibration of pressure equipment

The Laboratory of Pressure Metrology, accredited by the IPAC – the national entity member of EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation) performs calibrations both in laboratory and at the customer's premises. The accreditation covers calibrations in absolute and gauge pressure, for ranges -1 bar g to 1000 bar g and 10-7 bar a to 1000 bar a, on the following equipment: Manometers and vacuum meters according to NP EN 837 Barometers Pressure recorders Pressure and vacuum calibrators Pressure and vacuum transducers/transmitters Manometric columns and sphygmomanometers High vacuum pressure tranducers/transmitters