We specialize in gas proficiency testing programs to take part in air quality networks and laboratories.
The proficiency testing programs are a very useful tool to test and prove the traceability of results between air quality laboratories and networks. ENVIRA IoT organizes programs for proficiency tests with a high level of technical competence and adapted to the needs of the laboratories taking part in them.
Atmospheric gas programs “in situ”
An “in situ” proficiency testing program for atmospheric gases comprises several intercomparison exercises carried out regularly. These exercises include gases whose determination requires automatic real-time monitoring and that are mentioned in current legal regulations (Royal Decree 102/2011 of 28 January, on the improvement of air quality). Some of those gases included in the proficiency testing programs are:
SO2, NO, NO2, O3, CO, SH2, Benzene
Programs with standard bottles
Other type of proficiency testing programs is sending bottles to the client with an unknown concentration. The purpose is to check the measuring capacity of the participant companies in traceable conditions. The analyses of the bottles are performed in the calibration laboratory of ENVIRA IoT, where ENAC traceability patterns are used.
Guaranteeing the traceability and quality of the data.
Complying with the quality objectives of the details established in the legislation.
Assessing the performance of the participant networks and/or laboratories.
Using the input collected to validate the measuring methods.
Identifying systematic failures.
Proving specialized competence to third parties.
Checking compatibility indexes.