Thursday 10 February 2011

A first in calibration for Middle East & Africa

Internationally-certified facility in Abu Dhabi offers customers the first, dedicated, in-region flow calibration service, support and training
Emerson’s Middle East Flow Service Center in Abu Dhabi is certified by VSL,
the National Metrology Institute of the Netherlands
Emerson Process Management has opened its new Middle East Flow Service Center in Abu Dhabi. Representing an investment of $3 million (€2.2 million), this new centre serves customers in the Middle East and Africa with the first, in-region VSL Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC)-certified calibration facility.

“The opening of Emerson’s Middle East Flow Service Center represents Emerson’s continued commitment to the region, while delivering much needed, local and certified services,”
commented Dave Tredinnick, Emerson’s president of Middle East & Africa business, at the grand opening in Abu Dhabi. “Never before has an internationally-certified calibration facility been available to customers, locally, to eliminate lead time issues and reduce costs for flowmeter calibration. Emerson is proud to make these services available to customers in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East and Africa.”

Previously, Middle Eastern and African customers faced limited options and high operational hurdles to validate flow device calibrations or provide required third party documentation associated with ISO9000 quality or regulatory requirements. The result was often process shutdowns and delays while flowmeters were physically removed from operation and shipped overseas for calibration, service or performance diagnostics.  For all customers, the new, local service from the Middle East Flow Service Center, Abu Dhabi means minimal process downtime and substantially reduced costs coupled with the quality assurance that calibrations are to an internationally-certified standard.

Emerson’s Middle East Flow Service Center in Abu Dhabi operates using ISO 9001:2008 certified processes and is committed to ongoing process improvements to ensure superior quality. Metrological traceability and certification processes ensure reliable measurements in laboratories and facilities around the world. VSL, the National Metrology Institute of the Netherlands, has certified the calibration equipment’s Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC) with an uncertainty of 0.03%. This CMC reflects the traceability, technical competence and capability of the calibration equipment available at the new Emerson facility.

In addition to Emerson’s flowmeter calibration, the Middle East Flow Service Center, Abu Dhabi offers a broad range of services including flowmeter diagnostics and evaluations, witness inspection services and documentation to establish the quality of calibration and testing, meter repair, and factory-designed training programmes on-site or at the customer’s facility.

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